Safe workplaces

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Policy

LUU is committed to providing a safe workplace for our employees, you can read our health and safety policy detailing roles and responsibilities via the link below.

Risk Assessments

Risk assessments are a big part of Health, Safety and Wellbeing at LUU, we have Risk Assessments for your everyday work and for those more unusual or one off activities. Your manager will share these with you during your induction and keep you updated throughout your time here at LUU. You can however view our current Risk assessments here (you must login to your google account to access these) .

You might be asked to write a Risk Assessment for activity you are doing in which case there is a course on Love to Learn you will complete during your induction called Hazard and Risk Identification that will give you the underlying principals. You can then use our Risk Assessment template to write up your Risk Assessment before you share it with all your Team.

Health & Safety Training

Every member of staff in LUU undertakes Health and safety training as part of their induction and then periodic refresher training to make sure the knowledge is still all there, This training is tracked in our Love to Learn system.

If you have any questions on our Health & Safety provision please contact your manager.

A-Z of Safety

First Aid at LUU

We have First aiders in LUU who enable us to provide assistance in the event of an accident or incident. Our First aid kits can be found with the Help and Support team, Co-op team, Old Bar team, Common ground team, Terrace team and Stylus team. We are fortunate to have one of five defibrillators on campus in our building and this is located in the foyer on the wall by the main exit.

If you should need a first aider then please contact Help and Support on extension number 400 or on channel 1 who will contact the on duty first aiders but the full list is as follows:

  • Dave Tyson - Duty Management Team

  • Dan Parkinson - Duty Management Team

  • Phil Hazlegrave - Duty Management Team

  • Kelsey Glynn - Duty Management Team

  • Paul Corcoran - Facilities Team

  • Ian Sawyer - Cleaning Team

  • Lynette Shaw - Cleaning Team

  • Kelsie Wooton - Cleaning Team

  • Mavis Frimpong - Cleaning Team

  • Liz Porritt - Help and Support

  • Jon Ball - Bars & Venues Department

  • Dean Harriman - Bars & Venues Department

  • Sam Ridings - Venues

  • Jess McGraghan - Cafes

List Last updated 03/09/21

Accident and Near Miss Reporting

If you need to report an accident then please use our Accident Reporting form once you have filled this out please hand it to the Duty Manager as soon as you can . If you had a near miss then we really want to know about it too, this helps us prevent future accidents. Please tell us using our Near Miss Report forms you can print some of these out to keep in your work spaces but there are paper copies in the Resource room on level 1 and the staff room. Once you have filled this out please use the postboxes in these two locations or hand a copy to the Duty managers.

Screen Time

Many of our staff will have to use a screen as part of their daily work. Whilst using a screen does not cause permanent damage to eyes, long spells of screen use can lead to tired eyes, discomfort, temporary shortsightedness and headaches. Try out the following ideas to help avoid this.


  • Take a break. You shouldn’t use a screen for any longer than 55 mins without taking a break. You should try to plan your day around 5-minute screen breaks every hour to take a short walk or grab a drink. We have some great eye exercises you can do if your eyes are starting to feel tired.

  • Consider a phone call over a virtual meeting. You could even take the opportunity to go for a walk and get away from your desk.

  • Your computer screen will emit blue light. This is the type of light we see during the day, and it can keep you up at night. You can setup your PC display or your mac for night time mode which limits the amount of blue light.

  • If your smartphone is the problem then you can monitor how much time you are spending on your apple and android devices.


Check out this handy guide Screen Usage & Responsible Digital Use, which is full of more useful tips on how to manage your screen time and adopt healthy habits.

Health and Safety Reps

We are looking for new Health and safety reps, if you are interested in representing the views of our staff team at the Health and safety committee then contact Sue Stones for more information.