Health & Safety Strategic Plan: 2018 - 2023

In recognition of the importance of health and safety at the University of Oxford, Council has adopted a five-year Strategic Plan.

Good health and safety prevents accidents, reduces risk to people and property, ensures compliance with statutory requirements and reduces the potential for harm to health.

The Health and Safety Management Sub-Committee commissioned a working group, chaired by Professor Mark Brouard, to examine how we might enhance our already good position in health and safety.

The primary outcome of this group was a Strategic Plan Map which identifies four key priorities – Leadership, Competence, Knowledge and Risk Management.

The map can be found on the right hand side of this page, together with a supporting statement which provides more detail.

If you have any queries, please email the University of Oxford Safety Office at

Health and Safety Strategic Plan Documents

Health & Safety Strategic Plan Introductory Letter from Peter Bruce (108kb)

Health and Safety Strategic Plan Map 2018-2023 (82kb)

Health and Safety Strategic 5 Year Plan Supporting Statement - 2018 (105kb)