The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Health & Wellness: Worker Health and Safety
The UWI Cave Hill Campus is committed to ensuring the safety of all of its employees, and continues to implement systems to meet the requirements of the Safety and Health at Work Act. We continue to develop our policies and procedures to ensure that all operations are conducted in the safest possible manner.
The Campus recently re-launched its Safety and Health Committee which consists of an equal number of Employee and Management representatives. The main responsibility of this committee is to advise the Campus Principal and Registrar on health and safety matters affecting the campus; make recommendations on areas such as training, hazard mitigation, safety policies and procedures.

One of the initiatives aimed at ensuring that health and safety issues are promptly recognised and addressed, is the identification of Departmental Safety Officers and Departmental Safety Committees. Departmental Safety Officers are employee volunteers who act as liaisons for their particular areas and assist with emergency preparation and response, hazard identification, and the promotion of health and safety.

Currently there are approximately one hundred (100) volunteer officers from Departments across the Campus.

Employees are reminded of the importance of following established safety procedures. All accidents and near misses which occur on the campus and during the course of work should be promptly reported. Concerns regarding health and safety should be brought to the attention of a supervisor, Department Safety Officer or the Health, Safety and Environmental Officer.