Welcome to the home page of the Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing department (OHSaW).
Our aim is to coordinate, support, appraise and maintain the effectiveness of the organisation’s occupational health, safety and wellbeing management system. To acheive this aim, our team employs several experienced advisers, who are able to offer advice on a variety of topics.
Latest News & Information
Information relating to health and safety throughout the University can be found below;
- News: A recent incident at an English University has highlighted the dangers associated with research work and the need for a suitable and sufficient risk assessment before work starts. http://press.hse.gov.uk/2017/university-of-northumbria-fined-after-botched-experiment-nearly-kills-students/?eban=govdel-press-release&cr=25-Jan-2017
- Information: A large number of University personnel travel overseas as part of their work and studies, with a significant number of these travelling to countries that the UK Government has special advice in place for. To this end, when conducting a risk assessment for foreign travel, advice from the Foreign Office website should be included. Information regarding areas of concern for various countries is provided, and a link is provided here and in the left hand column - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
- News: For the duration of the construction of the new Sports, Health and Wellbeing Centre, a modification to the smoking arrangements will be in place. The following document details the changes - Smoke Free Zone
For queries relating to health and safety:
Address: Room GH820, Graham Hills Building, 50 George Street Glasgow, G1 1QE
Telephone: 0141 548 2726
For queries relating to occupational health:
Address: OHS, Level 2, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XH
Telephone: 0141 548 4824
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