Health, Safety and Environment: Information for Staff Induction

Welcome to Aberystwyth University!

As your employer, the University has a duty under law to ensure (so far as reasonably practicable) your health, safety and welfare while at work.

To help fulfill this duty the University has put arrangements in place, many of which can be viewed via these webpages.

We certainly do not want to overwhelm you with detail, though there are a few key items that need to be covered shortly after your arrival at the University (or in your new Department, if you moved jobs within AU).

AU Health, Safety and Environment Induction Presentation

Emergency Arrangements

It is important that you understand the emergency evacuation arrangements in the buildings which you will be working. It is the responsibility of your line manager (with the help of the Departmental Safety Officer - DSO) to ensure that you are briefed in these arrangements. By the end of your first day here you should know:

  • How to raise the alarm if you discover a fire
  • The evacuation routes from the building in which you work
  • The location of the evacuation assembly point for your building

If you have a mobility or sensory disability that may have an influence on your ability to evacuate a building you may need to have a 'Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan' (PEEP). The HS&E Office coordinates the PEEP process so please get in touch if you feel you may need one.

Capabilities and Training

It is the responsibility of your line manager to ensure that you have sufficient experience, or have received appropriate training, before you undertake any work activity that contains any significant hazards.

HS&E Induction Checklist

The S010F Induction Report checklist needs to be completed by yourself, your line manager and the DSO shortly after your arrival. The topics include emergency arrangements and relevant training needs assessment.

Contacts

Your Departmental safety contacts can be identified via the 'Contacts' in the menu on the left of this webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions

Queries that frequently come up are addressed in the 'FAQ' section, again to the left in this webpage.