First Aiders, MPhil Wrist Rests and Correspondence.
No assessments to report.
PB, SAE, MAL and KW still need to meet to discuss Health & Safety administration.
|Action: PB, SAE, MAL, KW|
PJLC is still in discussion about Health & Safety representation at the West Cambridge Site, but there was some concern that asking too many University officials to attend may make the meetings too formal.
PB suggested the full time Safety Adviser at Physics might be approached to see if a Site Safety Committee might be set up.
PJLC is still to put forward the revised version of the VDU assessment document as a proposed University document.
The roles are to be discussed at the next meeting. A list will be sent round in advance for consideration.
A female member of the department is getting a First Aid certificate, and asked whether she should become a University First Aider. The Health and Safety Committee are very keen for this to happen, as the current First Aiders are all male. However, it was thought that the university may consider that we already have sufficient First Aiders. The meeting felt that the Head of Department should be asked to try to arrange it.
An MPhil student commented about the shortage of wrist rests at Engineering and in Cockcroft 4. Although he is not a member of the department, it was proposed that a WPA be carried out, and equipment be provided as necessary.
Matters relating to Green Issues and Disability are to be redirected to a suitable person once one has been identified.
At the Annual Safety Seminar it was said that most Heads of Department should be more involved with health and safety. The committee felt that it was not our responsibility to make this happen, but the Safety Office's.
It was also said that most Departments should be more proactive about health and safety, looking for problems rather than waiting for accidents to happen.
The Safety Office have 3 new posts. These will speed up the planned provision of more training and template Departmental documents.
Meetings will take place at 14:15 in TP4 on the third Wednesday of every month unless stated otherwise:-
18th April, 16th May, 20th June and 18th July.
PB/kw 22 March 2001