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Health and safety


The health and safety team are here to ensure that you are safe while undertaking activities at the University.

Based in the Health and Safety Centre, the team provide a professional service to University staff and students and their goal is to ensure the University is at all times a safe and healthy environment for staff, students and visitors.

There are several University policies, procedures and guidance documents available to support us in achieving this goal which may be found in the relevant section on this site.

The University's health and safety and occupational health staff are based in the health and safety centre, which is on the ground floor of the Foster Building.

There are four members of staff working in the centre to offer you advice and information.

  • Steven Westcough - Health and Safety Adviser
  • Lynn Smith – Health and Safety Officer
  • David Errington – Occupational Health Adviser
  • Emma Shaw - Assistant Administrator.

They are supported by department safety officers.

All new University staff and students are shown the University’s health and safety induction presentation.

When starting at the University all staff and students are provided, during induction, with the relevant Health and Safety information. As a reminder from September a series of captions relating to Health and Safety is being displayed on screens across the University, including the big screen in Campus Heart.

You never know when you will need the Health and Safety knowledge that you have acquired, so use the screen captions to help you keep in mind Health and Safety information.

Accident reporting

All accidents resulting in injury must be recorded on an accident report form, obtainable from either the link below, your administration office or the health and safety centre. Send the completed form to the health and safety centre. Any absence from work resulting from an accident must be reported as soon as possible to the health and safety centre by the appropriate supervisor or manager.

Smoke-free campus

The University has a No Smoking Policy (Word - 140kb) which supports the vision of a smoke free campus.
Find out more about the stop smoking services available.

Occupational health

The occupational health adviser works in the health and safety centre, providing an accessible, confidential, advisory service for all employees. Advice and support is provided regarding the effects of health on work and work on health.
More about occupational health

Health and well-being

Our vision at Teesside is to nurture the physical, social, psychological and spiritual well-being of our students and staff to enable them to achieve their full potential. We want students and staff to feel they are part of a University community, where they feel valued and supported.
More about health and well-being