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The role of a full time health and safety Manager Ann Diment CMIOSH, MISTR School of Biomedical Sciences 22 nd February 2011.

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1 The role of a full time health and safety Manager Ann Diment CMIOSH, MISTR School of Biomedical Sciences 22 nd February 2011

2 Overview Role Responsibilities Remit SBMS Other Activities Summary

3 Role Why am I here???

4 Role- Some see me as.. nag 1 (n g) v. nagged, nag·ging, nags v.tr. 1. To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging. 2. To torment persistently, as with anxiety or pain. v.intr. 1. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly: nagging at the children. 2. To be a constant source of anxiety or annoyance: The half-remembered quotation nagged at my mind. n. One who nags.

5 Role- Others as…. ad·vis·er [ad-vahy-zer] –noun 1. one who gives advice.who 2. Education. a teacher responsible for advising students on academic matters. 3. a fortuneteller. Also, ad·vi·sor. Origin: 1605–15; advise + -er1advise-er

6 Role- I try to be….. Trainer Advisor/policymaker Administrator Manager InspectorRecord keeper

7 Role- In Reality I….. jug·gle (j g l) v. jug·gled, jug·gling, jug·gles v.tr. 1. To keep (two or more objects) in the air at one time by alternately tossing and catching them. 2. To have difficulty holding; balance insecurely:. 3. To keep (more than two activities, for example) in motion or progress at one time:. 4. To manipulate in order to deceive: v.intr. 1. To juggle objects or perform other tricks of manual dexterity. 2. To make rapid motions or manipulations: 3. To use trickery; practice deception. n. 1. The act of juggling. 2. Trickery for a dishonest end.

8 Responsibilities Extract from School safety manual: The School Safety Manager will:School Safety Manager Advise on all aspects of Health and Safety in the School. Administrate and coordinate Health and Safety management and information within the school. Meet regularly with the Radiation Protection Safety Adviser, the Biological Safety Adviser and the local laboratory managers. Liaise with the University Health and Safety department and external bodies.

9 Responsibilities What’s in a Name?...... ad·vis·er or ad·vi·sor ( d-v z r) n. 1. One that advises, such as a person or firm that offers official or professional advice to clients. 2. An educator who advises students in academic and personal matters. man·ag·er (m n -j r) n. 1. One who handles, controls, or directs, especially: a. One who directs a business or other enterprise. b. One who controls resources and expenditures, as of a household. 2. One who is in charge of the business affairs of an entertainer. Or..

10 Remit Site based Central area Other School staff?

11 Remit- My Patch… Wilkie building- BMTO Anatomy Hugh Robson 1 George Square

12 SBMS One of four schools within CMVM Teaching -BMTO Five associated research centres Plus Interdisciplinary research Edinburgh Neuroscience Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Edinburgh Wilkie building- Sudden death brain and tissue bank Forensic Medicine

13 SBMS- Centres Centre for Cognitive and Neural Systems Centre for Integrative Physiology Centre for Neuroregeneration Division of Pathway Medicine Centre for Infectious Diseases* Centre for Infectious Diseases

14 SBMS- Risks we deal with…

15 Other activities University committees Multi-Occupancy –MOBUG’s External Inspections/Audits Non-safety items Drugs precursors Chemical weapons Controlled Drugs Security issues

16 Other Activities CPD- professional bodies- IOSH, ISTR http://www.istr.org.uk/ http://www.ebsaweb.eu/ http://www.iosh.co.uk/

17 Other activities… ‘Mainstreaming’ Health and Safety New Anatomy MSC Course H&S integrated into lecture programme

18 Other Activities II….. MH awareness week Preparing MH policy and mentors Raise staff awareness Drop-in session- information and ideas MH foundation 10 ways….. Resources free from NHS and University support services. £10 outlay for fruit. Publicised by Newsletter, e- mail and posters.

19 Other Activities III Working on the ‘Health’ part of H&S Mental Health Commendation award Training staff Dignity & respect, Mental health awareness Mentors Equality & Diversity Stress audits Risk assessment?

20 A typical day….. Planning Organising committees (convene 4, member of 12) Administration- updating records, guidance etc Audits/inspections Training

21 Summary Role- Many! Responsibilities- Short list, many add- ons Remit- Area-based, cross school extras SBMS- Multidiscliplinary, multi-site Other Activities- CPD

22 Any Questions?....


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