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  1. Health and Safety Self Assurance Toolkit • Directly at: oxford.financesat.co.uk/security/login • Or via: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/safety/selfassurance

  2. Today’s Aims • Background to the Toolkit • How to complete the toolkit • Points to consider

  3. Background

  4. Background • Replacement of Self Assessment form • Based upon Finance Self Assurance Toolkit • Web-based program • Aligns directly to HASMAP standard

  5. Purpose • To help identify effective systems of control • To help identify areas for improvement • To monitor performance across the University, but NOT as a ranking exercise.

  6. Self Assurance Toolkit Ten questions: 1. How does your department decide what actions to take to comply with health and safety legislation? 2. How does your department conduct risk assessments and ensure that precautions/controls are adequate? 3. How does your department establish and maintain management control? 4. How does your department consult with its members and encourage participation in developing safety procedures? 5. How does your department identify training needs and ensure everyone is informed and suitably trained in procedures? 6. How does your department ensure incidents are reported, managed and investigated? 7. How does your department conduct inspections and ensure corrective and preventative measures are implemented? 8. How does your department ensure those with authority are committed to controlling risk and preventing harm to people? 9. How does your department ensure health & safety is seen as an integral part of the department's overall objectives? 10. How does your department manage health and safety in respect to the following ‘key topics’ (waste liquid nitrogen)?

  7. Self Assurance Toolkit Ten questions: 1. How does your department decide what actions to take to comply with health and safety legislation? (Planning to improve performance) 2. How does your department conduct risk assessments and ensure that precautions/controls are adequate? (Risk Control) 3. How does your department establish and maintain management control? (Control) 4. How does your department consult with its members and encourage participation in developing safety procedures? (Co-operation) 5. How does your department identify training needs and ensure everyone is informed and suitably trained in procedures? (Communication/Competence) 6. How does your department ensure incidents are reported, managed and investigated? (Accidents and Incidents) 7. How does your department conduct inspections and ensure corrective and preventative measures are implemented? (Surveying/Corrective measures) 8. How does your department ensure those with authority are committed to controlling risk and preventing harm to people? (Leadership/Review) 9. How does your department ensure health & safety is seen as an integral part of the department's overall objectives? (Integration) 10. How does your department manage health and safety in respect to the following ‘key topics’ (waste. liquid nitrogen)? (Key Topics)

  8. How to complete the toolkit

  9. How to complete the toolkit http://oxford.financesat.co.uk/security/login Username Password

  10. How to complete the toolkit

  11. How to complete the toolkit Question

  12. How to complete the toolkit A set of answers

  13. How to complete the toolkit Performance Levels

  14. How to complete the toolkit For each answer click on the ‘Performance Level’ that best represents your department

  15. How to complete the toolkit For each answer click on the ‘Performance Level’ that best represents your department

  16. How to complete the toolkit Add ‘Evidence’

  17. How to complete the toolkit ‘Evidence’ can be a written summary Or attachment

  18. How to complete the toolkit Click on ‘Level’ and add ‘Evidence’ for all remaining answers

  19. How to complete the toolkit When all lights turn ‘Green’ can submit

  20. Supporting Information

  21. Supporting Information

  22. Supporting Information Click on ‘More Info’

  23. Supporting Information Click on ‘More Info’ More Information: University policy statement S2/11 – Health and Safety Management Responsibilities outlines the University’s arrangements for managing health and safety, describing the duties for specific levels of personnel, most notably the Head of Department and individual supervisors. These responsibilities are further defined within relevant policies, detailing the exact duties that individuals are expected to perform. Furthermore, a department’s statement of safety organisation and local standards should further detail who is responsible for specific actions. By clearly describing the processes that individuals are expected to undertake, it avoids ambiguity, encourages participation and helps monitor performance. Example: A department expanded upon the basic format of the University statement of safety organisation proforma, to specifically name and differentiate between those who had Executive Responsibility or Advisory Duties for health and safety. They also identified and named individuals who held ‘Executive Responsibility’ for their shared communal areas, such as their radiation room, tissue culture laboratories and liquid nitrogen facility. Arrangements with an adjoining department were also outlined so it was clear who was responsible for portable appliance testing, waste management and first aid. Finally, the statement alluded to other specific documents which outlined the ‘specific arrangements’ for working with their significant hazards (e.g. ionising radiation, pathogens, carcinogens).

  24. Supporting Information Click on ‘More Info’ Suggested Evidence: How are specific health and safety responsibilities decided upon? Who are the key individuals involved in the health and safety management? Are these individuals accountable for the implementation of relevant controls?

  25. Supporting Information Click on ‘Useful Links’

  26. Supporting Information Click on ‘Useful Links’

  27. Performance Profile

  28. Approval Process

  29. Approval Process DSO completes toolkit

  30. Approval Process DSO completes toolkit Head of Department reviews

  31. Approval Process DSO completes toolkit Back to DSO if changes required Head of Department reviews

  32. Approval Process DSO completes toolkit Back to DSO if changes required Head of Department reviews Submitted to Safety Office

  33. Approval Process DSO completes toolkit Back to DSO if changes required Head of Department reviews Area Safety Officer has access to their departments Submitted to Safety Office

  34. Points to Consider

  35. Points to Consider 1. How does your department decide what actions to take to comply with health and safety legislation? Points to Consider • Review of University policies/Non-University guidance • Defining what needs to be done, by whom and when • Setting priorities Evidence • Handbooks, Safety Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures • Risk Register, Departmental H&S Risk Assessments

  36. Points to Consider 2. How does your department conduct risk assessments and ensure that precautions/controls are adequate? Points to Consider • General vs. Topic Specific risk assessments • Review/Signing off assessments • Implementation of control measures Evidence • Fire Risk Assessment • Samples of key topic specific assessments • Inspection findings

  37. Points to Consider 3. How does your department establish and maintain management control? Points to Consider • Executive Responsibility vs. Advisory Roles • Supervision, including lone or remote working • Control of contractors • Liaison with other departments Evidence • Statement of Health & Safety Organisation

  38. Points to Consider 4. How does your department consult with its members and encourage participation in developing safety procedures? Points to Consider • Safety Committee representation • Involvement of staff and students Evidence • Safety Committee Minutes, Agenda, Terms of Reference

  39. Points to Consider 5. How does your department identify training needs and ensure everyone is informed and suitably trained in procedures? Points to Consider • Written instructions, signs, emails & notices • Induction training • Training applicable to individual needs • Competent advice Evidence • Training Records

  40. Points to Consider 6. How does your department ensure incidents are reported, managed and investigated? Points to Consider • Accidents, fire, ill-health, sickness, near-miss, loss of containment • First aid & emergency response Evidence • Incident records • Assessment of first aid needs • Contingency plans

  41. Points to Consider 7. How does your department conduct inspections and ensure corrective and preventative measures are implemented? Points to Consider • Areas inspected in past year • Inspection teams • Number of actions completed Evidence • Inspection reports

  42. Points to Consider 8. How does your department ensure those with authority are committed to controlling risk and preventing harm to people? Points to Consider • Proactive vs. Reactive • Summary reports to Senior Management & University Evidence • Resources allocated

  43. Points to Consider 9. How does your department ensure health & safety is seen as an integral part of the department's overall objectives? Points to Consider • New research projects • New building projects Evidence • New or updated risk assessments • DSO, ASO, OUED, Safety Office involvement

  44. Points to Consider 10. How does your department manage health and safety in respect to the following ‘key topics’ • Waste management • Liquid nitrogen

  45. And finally… • Toolkit open until End of September, 2012 • Excercise will be repeated Sept to Nov each year • Identify areas of improvement and implement

  46. Any questions? • http://oxford.financesat.co.uk/content • http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/safety/selfassurance/ • toolkit_support@admin.ox.ac.uk • postmaster@safety.ox.ac.uk