Appendix 2 - Terms of reference of the Consultative Committee for Health and Safety

There shall be a Consultative Committee for Health and Safety consisting of:

 (1)                   the Chairman of the Health and Safety Management Committee, who shall chair the Consultative Committee;

 (2), (3)            two representatives of the support staff who shall be nominated by the University branch of Unite;

 (4), (5)            two representatives of the support staff who shall be nominated by the University branch of UNISON;

 (6), (7)            two persons employed in the University's academic or academic-related grades, who shall be appointed by the University branch of the University and College Union, UCU;

 (8)                   a departmental administrator, who shall be appointed by the Health and Safety Management Committee;

 (9)–(11)          three departmental safety officers, one each from a clinical department, a science department, and a department in the Humanities or Social Sciences Division, who shall be appointed by the Health and Safety Management Committee;

 (12)                 a member of the Committee of Heads of Science Departments, who shall be appointed by that committee;

 (13)                 a member of the Personnel Committee, who shall be appointed by that committee;

 (14)–(17)        four persons, each of whom shall be the chairman of a different specialist

advisory group set up by the Health and Safety Management Committee, and who shall be appointed by that committee.

 (18)                 a representative of the Area Safety Officers, who shall be appointed by the Health and Safety Management Committee

 (19)                 the Vice-President (Welfare) of Oxford University Student Union

 (20)                 a postgraduate student from one of the Science or Medical Science departments, who shall be appointed by Oxford University Student Union.

The committee may co-opt up to two additional members. Appointed and co-opted members shall serve for such periods as may be determined by the body appointing or co-opting them.

The committee shall constitute the consultative forum on health and safety required by the Safety Representatives and Safety Committee Regulations 1977, or any subsequent legislation. It shall consider and, as appropriate, comment on the following:

(a)           questions of health and safety policy;

(b)           the implementation of health and safety policy;

(c)           administrative matters relating to health and safety;

(d)          health and safety training within the University;

(e)           significant accidents and incidents occurring within the University;

(f)            the minutes of each of the specialist advisory groups set up by the Health and Safety Management Committee;

(g)           matters brought to the University's attention by trade union safety representatives.

The committee shall be invited to consider and comment on all proposed new and revised health and safety policies before they are submitted to the Health and Safety Management Committee.

The committee shall meet at least three times a year, and on such additional occasions as the chairman may decide to be appropriate. The minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the Health and Safety Management Committee.