Health and Safety

De Montfort University is committed to providing a place of work where employees are confident that their health, safety and welfare at work is considered to be of the utmost importance at all times.

The university is also committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for others who may be affected by its activities such as students, contractors and visitors to the university.

The Occupational Health and Safety Department consists of three health and safety officers, an occupational health nurse and three support staff. We aim to provide a professional, high quality occupational health and safety service to staff and students.

We work with faculties, institutes and support departments to adopt a positive approach to accident prevention by identifying, eliminating and controlling hazards.


We promote co-operation between individuals, safety reps. and groups so that health and safety at DMU becomes a collaborative effort. We do this through:

  • Intranet site
  • All user emails
  • Posters and notices
  • Attending faculty/department health and safety committees
  • Technical support - noise surveys, ergonomic assessments, emergency response team (chemical spills etc)


Staff training programme to meet the needs of DMU (course styles offered include attendance, online and e-learning).

Encourage faculties, institutes and support departments to make basic safety awareness training part of the induction/probabtion process.

Work and wellbeing

We offer advice to staff on areas such as life style, diet and stress management.
The Occupational Health Nurse offers questionnaires and detailed analysis in:

  • General lifestyle risk appraisal
  • Cardiovascular risk appraisal
  • Nutrition assessment

The approach is designed to identify health risks early, so that preventative action may be taken before problems occur.

Additional Occupational Health services offered include eye, hearing and lung function tests as well as Cholesterol, blood pressure, allergy & dermatitis, body mass index checks.


Accidents and cases of occupational ill-health cases.

Audit, monitor review

The management of health and safety at DMU.

Liaison with external bodies (HSE, Fire Service, insurers)

We welcome any observations or suggestions for improvements. Please contact us at:

Occupational Health and Safety Department
Room 4.77
4th Floor Gateway House
Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK

T: +44 (0)116 250 6353 (Admin office)
T: +44 (0)116 257 7683, 7854 or 7853 (Health and Safety Officers)
T: +44 (0)116 207 8365 (OH Nurse)


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