Health & Safety

The University recognises its duty to comply with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and it is the Estates Office CMI Group policy, so far as is reasonably practicable:

To support the University by developing, managing and servicing the University estate.

The Capital Maintenance & Infrastructure Group considers that high standards of health and safety are integral to effective management.

The Capital Maintenance & Infrastructure Group will view compliance with Government legislation and Approved Codes of Practice as the minimum acceptable health and safety standard and will always endeavour to improve these standards where possible.

Bristol University recognises its responsibility for the safety and health of its staff, and has implemented Operational Procedures, Health and Safety Polices and Risk Assessment processes including; the provision of information and training and consultation and co-operation with line managers, staff and contractors.

Employees have a duty to co-operate with their employers and agents' preventative measures, to follow instructions, to carry out work in accordance with any training and instruction given in order to ensure their own safety and that of their colleagues.
What we are basically saying is that individuals must work in a manner which does not put themselves or anyone else in danger. They must comply with all safety requirements advised by their employer and they must not misuse or abuse any article supplied for safety purposes, for example protective clothing or fire extinguishers.

Quick links to Incident, Permit-To-Work documents & Risk Accessment  forms

For more information please refer to the  CMI-Operational procedures and Health & safety polices
which are available via the CMI office or by download... More info


  • Asbestos Register

The implementation of Stage 3 of the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 takes place with effect from May 2004; Regulation No. 4 - Duty to Manage - came into force on the 21st May 2004.These regulations place an explicit duty on the University to:- Locate and identify any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM's) within the University Estate. Assess the risk from ACM's. Take action to manage the risk. In order to achieve compliance Building Services has implemented a Policy and Management Plan to manage Asbestos Containing Materials occurring within the University Estate. This Policy and Management Plan applies to all areas of the University without exception and must be adhered to.
If you require information, please contact the Compliance Officer & HVAE- Mr Mark Schafer
Telephone: 0117 9288045
  • Legionella

In 2001 The HSC (Health & Safety Commission) released their latest ACOP (L8) - The control of legionella bacteria in water systems. This Code is enforceable principally under The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and The COSHH Regulations 1999 and replaced the previous HSC ACOP L8 and associated HSE HS(G)70 guidelines. It affects all employers and those with responsibility for water systems in premises. More Info...
Permit to Work procedure is a specialised type of safe system of work under which certain high risk activities may only be carried out with the specific permission of an Authorised Person. More Info...
With the continual development of Health & Safety legislation within the UK, Capital Maintenance & Infrastructure has a responsibility towards the health, safety and welfare of Universities Employees, Students , general public and emergency services. More Info...