As you turn your clock forward this daylight savings, it’s a great opportunity to check you have a good understanding of what you need to do to remain healthy and safe at UC, and that you’re prepared for any possible emergency.
Take a moment to refresh yourself on the Health & Safety Policy, and have a look through the checklist below to make sure you’re emergency ready.
Are your UCGO push notifications turned on?
There will be an emergency test in the morning on Wednesday 30 September.
The UCGO app brings essential UC tools to your phone. One of these tools is emergency push notifications. These are only used when there is a campus wide emergency we need you to know about, and could include campus evacuations and lock-down situations.
Have you updated your emergency contacts?
Keep your emergency contact details updated – go to People Soft to check your information is correct. Instructions are available here>
Have you saved UC Security’s number in your phone?
You never know when you might need their help, be prepared by having UC Security’s number saved: 0800 823 637.
Do you know where the Emergency Procedures are located in your department?
All departments and service units have an Emergency Procedures flip chart outlining what to do in various types of emergencies. The flip charts are on display throughout the University. If you have not seen the flip charts, ask where they are or view the PDF file versions of each page here.
Do you know who your department’s Health & Safety Representatives are?
Health and Safety Representatives are staff who are nominated by their colleagues to represent their work group in health and safety matters. See who your H&S rep is here>
The best place to go with all up to date information about UC’s Commitment to Health, Safety and Wellbeing is online here.
After the recent call for nominations for Health & Safety Representatives within the Colleges, the Health & Safety team is pleased to announce the successful nominees.
Health and Safety Representatives (H&S Reps) are staff who are nominated by their colleagues to represent their work group in health and safety matters.
H&S Reps are often the go to people in the department if you have had any health and safety related question from “how do I report an event/hazard?” to “I’m taking a group of students on a field trip – what do I need to do?” or “I am suffering from discomfort and pain at my workstation – how do I get an ergonomic assessment?”
H&S reps are a skilled team who are committed to supporting their colleagues to ensure we all get to go home safely at the end of the day.
A description of the Health and Safety Representative role can be seen on the here.
If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Angie Willington from the Health and Safety Team or your union representative.
Completed nomination forms should be returned in a sealed envelope marked “Voting Papers” to: Health & Safety Coordinator, Health & Safety Office, Okeover House
There no time like the present plan and book onto relevant Professional Development courses through Learning and Development.
We are currently taking registrations for the following face to face workshops in June: We have some back up plans for any workshops that may not proceed due to restrictions. Don’t let this put you off enrolling.