Health, Safety and Environment Governance
The Health, Safety and Environment department assist in the governance of Health, Safety and Environment at Aberystwyth University by servicing its associated committees.
Aberystwyth University Council
As the legal employer the Aberystwyth University Council has ultimate responsibility for the health and safety of employees, students and other people affected by the University's activities.
The University Council is advised on health, safety and environment matters by the Health, Safety and Environment Committee through receipt of Annual Reports on health and safety management and performance, the minutes from each Health, Safety and Environment Committee meeting, and other relevant reports as considered necessary by the Committee. The Chair of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, an independent member of Council, is responsible for championing health and safety issues on the University Council. The Health, Safety and Environment Committee is the University-wide consultative and advisory body for health and safety matters affecting employees, students and visitors, and normally meets three times a year.
The Committee is supported by the Health, Safety and Environment Operational Group who are responsible for advising the University Executive Group and the Health, Safety and Environment Committee. It provides a forum to discuss and monitor the implementation of the University’s strategies and policies on Health, Safety and Environmental matters. The Group is chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Chief Operating Officer) and the membership includes employees (Trades Unions), student and departmental representatives.