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Health and Safety Service

The Health and Safety Service is committed to its primary role of providing competent advice, guidance and coaching to improve outcomes and deliver on its responsibilities as the independent adviser, auditor and prime mover in the Health and Safety Management system. The strategic themes, listed below, align to those of the HSE and support continual improvement: 

  • Acting Responsibly: promoting broader ownership and knowledge of responsibilities for health and safety across the University.
  • Managing Occupational Health Risk: promoting broader awareness and ownership of occupational health issues across the University.
  • Managing Risks Well: promoting risk awareness and demonstrable systems of control across the University.
  • Supporting Departments, Colleges and Services: providing competent advice, guidance and coaching to assist the University in managing its risks to occupational health and safety.
  • Keeping Pace with Change: ensuring the University is aware of its legal duties by highlighting any changes in legislation, guidance and standards.
  • Sharing Good Practice: promoting and sharing areas of good practice in occupational health and safety to the wider-University, from both internal and external sources.

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 For further information or guidance please email: or contact the Business Support team on (0191 33) 46453.

Incident Reporting

All accidents and incidents, including injury, fire, dangerous occurrences and near misses, must be reported to us so we can ensure incidents are investigated appropriately and lessons learnt to prevent a similar incident occurring.

To report an incident please complete a form using our GRaCE system as soon as possible. In the event of a serious incident (e.g., fire or significant injury), please call (0191 33) 46453 or email us without delay at
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Health and Safety Service

Holly Wing 

First Floor 

Mountjoy Centre 


DH1 3LE 

Telephone: (0191 33) 46453