Health and safety: Role of a leader and manager

As a manager, you have a legal responsibility to keep your workplace safe for students and staff.

This workshop outlines how to develop a proactive culture. It provides information on the University’s:

  • New policy
  • Expectations
  • Guidance on how to begin to lead and manage health and safety within your areas.


To assist leaders and managers in understanding their roles and responsibilities in the management of health and safety at the University.

Key content

By the end of this session participants will be able to: 

  • Explain why the University has given health and safety a high priority
  • Describe the main elements of the University’s health and safety management system
  • Identify your basic management responsibilities and accountabilities for health and safety
  • Explain the importance of risk management in developing safe and healthy work environments.

Workshop content

Part I

  • Why manage health and safety?
  • Influences: External and internal
  • Components of good health and safety management


Part II

  • Case study
  • Health and safety leadership
  • Concluding questions
  • Summary: Key messages


All academic leaders and line managers below Senior Leadership Team level.


A member of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing team.

EVOLVE capabilities

Customer Service, Professional Skills

Leadership Framework dimension

Setting Direction

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Document Control
Version: 1.0
Last Updated: Mar 2024
Next Review: Mar 2027
Approver: Associate Director, Health Safety & Wellbeing