Safety, Health and Wellbeing Policy

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All feedback is welcomed from internal and external sources. Please email your comments to l.m.wilson@leedsmet.ac.uk.

The next scheduled review of this impact assessment is on Sunday 8 March 2015.

Faculty or Service Area: Human Resources
Name of policy owner: John Hamilton
Original policy document: Safety Health & Wellbeing.doc
Creation date: 2010/03/08
Purpose of the policy being assessed:
The policy defines university roles and responsibilities for safety, health and wellbeing. It provides an overarching statement of intent which encapsulates the specific safety, health and wellbeing processes and policies. It defines roles at all levels within the organisations providing a structure for reporting and monitoring of safety, health and wellbeing both in relation to compliance and to good practice.

Developed by the Head of Safety, Wellbeing and Diversity to be operated and implemented by role holders including university governors, management teams, staff, students and other university users.

Customer groups affected by the policy: Staff, Students, Visitors, General public
Relevant protected characteristics affected by the policy:
Examples of how these protected characteristics are affected by policy with evidence, justification and course of action:
This is an overarching policy statement which defines roles and responsibility in relation to safety, health and well-being. Monitoring is undertaken which includes presentation of accident data, absence rates, EAP reports, relevant grievance/disciplinary cases, return to work interviews etc. These are presented in relation to the specific areas of safety, health and wellbeing.

There is currently no equality information linked to these.

It is highly unlikely that any equality group will be more or less affected than another as this policy is concerned primarily with structures and governance. It is the individual processes, practices and policies which fall within this where there is the potential for adverse impact e.g. the Accident Reporting process. As such, further consideration should be given to collecting specific equality data in the course of monitoring information already considered as part of the policy.

As a policy affecting all university staff and users, feedback from the various equality groups should be sought - ideally by consideration at the next Impact Review Group.

Supporting evidence: None.
Feedback from Equality Forums and other interested parties:
This impact assessment was undertaken in the old system so there is currently no feedback.
Recommendations:
Awaiting feedback.
Consultation open: Feedback on this impact assessment is welcome, but it is not officially under consultation at this time.
Review date: 2015/03/08
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