Course Details

Supervisors' Responsibilities

Who should attend?

This seminar is aimed at any individual who has day-to-day responsibility for managing or directing the work activities of others.

Course Details

Although the term 'supervisor' is often used in the context of research and teaching in the University, for the purposes of health and safety law many other members of staff may also have a supervisory function. An employee of the University may be considered to be a supervisor if he/she has the power and authority to give instructions and/or orders to subordinates, and be held responsible for the work and actions of other employees, or persons under their day-to-day control.

This seminar outlines the safety responsibilities of such supervisors, and the following themes will be discussed:

  • Risk assessment
  • Competence
  • Training and record keeping
  • Supervision
  • Accident reporting and investigation
  • Inspections and equipment maintenance
  • Housekeeping, waste disposal, decontamination and decommissioning
  • Deputising arrangements


There are currently no scheduled dates for this course.

For further information contact Safety Office.