At LUU we want healthy, happy and safe employees, on the page below you will find all sorts of information and staff resources that you might find useful when working at LUU.
Safe Workplaces - First aiders, Health and Safety, Fire Safety
Physical Wellbeing - Breaks and holidays, Diet, Exercise,
Psychological Wellbeing - Mental Health, Stress management, personal resiliance.
Social Wellbeing - Staff Groups, Work life Balance
In this section you'll be able to find minutes from Health and Safety meetings, Health and Safety policies and procedures details of LUU First aiders and a link to training.
If you have any questions on our Health & Safety provision please contact Gary Livsey on email@example.com
Health and Safety policy - PDF Document
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 above.
A-Z of Safety - PDF Documents below
Musing about a Helth and Safety matter? Why not consult our Handy A-Z guides or see the whole lot in one document here.
Burns and Scalding Injuries
Contractors and Third Parties
Display Screen Equipment (DSE)
Housekeeping and Waste
Young Persons, Work experience trainees, Disabled members of staff, Pregnant/ Nursing workers
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Slips, Trips and Falls.
Staff Training, Induction and competency
Students and Visitors
Vehicles on Campus
Verbal and Physical Violence and Aggression
Working at Height
First Aid at LUU
We have First Aiders in LUU which enables us to provide assistance in the event of an accident or incident. If you should need a first aider then please contact the helpdesk on extension number 400 or on channel 1 who will contact the on duty first aiders but the full list is as follows:
Gary Livsey - Facilities
Bryan Lewis - Duty Manager
Vickie Brown - Duty Manager
Phil Hazlegrave - Duty Manager
Pauline Finnister - Security
Anna Nixon - Helpdesk
Jon Ball - Bars & Venues Department
Shaun Edden - Bars & Venues Department
Chris Rycraft - Bars and Venues Department
Dean Shakespeare - Events
Rachel Winfield - People Team
Emma Pickering - Student Advice
The Health and Safety Committee
This committee meets quarterly throughout the year to discuss the ongoing Health and Safety operational plan, relavant operational issues and to monitor practices, accident figures and trends.
The minutes of the most recent meetings will appear here shortly.
Contractors on site
Sometimes you may need to call in contractors for work in the Union. If they’re not already on our list of approved contractors, follow this link for a How-to guide on how to get a contractor on our approved list.
At LUU your health and wellbeing is very important to us. We encourage all our staff to look after themselves inside and outside of work. We have a vested interest in your health because it means healthier, happier staff at work.
Staying healthy and in shape doesn’t have to mean a dramatic overhaul of your life or spending hours on end on the treadmill. One of the key factors to your physical health and wellbeing is your lifestyle. The term lifestyle encompasses a variety of areas, but includes not only the way you eat and the exercise you do, but also the type of work you do and your pace of life. There are small things you can do inside of work to keep healthy too.
Take a lunch break!
Did you know that only 30% of UK workers take a proper lunch break? Not having a break from your desk is counter productive. It can lead to fatigue, eye strain, poor mental health, back problems and even putting on weight (remember you’re likely to eat more when you’re tired!) Why not Eat your lunch in the staff room, go to the Old Bar for lunch with a friend or best of all go for a walk! Studies show that getting sunlight, fresh air and some exercise is proven to increase your afternoon performance because it improves your brain function. This is especially important in winter months, when many of us arrive and leave work in the dark.
Change For Life - Website Time Varies
Be food smart with Change for Life, great for anyone who has kids and wants to change the whole families diet and lifestyle.
Nutrition and Wellbeing - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 4 weeks
Confused about all the complicated messages we get about food today, who can blame you we get told so many conflicting bits of information when it comes to the food we eat. Learn the scientific basis of human nutrition to help you make informed choices about your own diet and wellbeing.
The University of Leeds has a fantastic gym called 'The Edge' on campus. The complex includes a 200 station fitness suite, one of the largest at any UK university. As an LUU member of staff, you are entitled to use the Edge, You can either pay per visit or you can join on a staff membership where you pay a Direct Debit each month. So why not take advantage of having this facility so close to your workplace? For info on how to join, visit the University’s Sport and Physical Activity website. If the gym isn’t your bag, check out the British Heart Foundation’s useful guide on other ways to Get Active
Get out Get Active - Website
From orienteering to rowing, cycling to canoeing, the University of Leeds have teamed up with Sport England to provide a range of outdoor activities that we can all experience and enjoy. No equipment, gym membership or experience is necessary, just come and have fun!
NHS Live Well - Website
With information on over 100 topics related to healthy living the NHS Live Well site is a great place for anyone to check out if they are concerned with their Physical or Mental Wellbeing.
LUU believes that the emotional health and wellbeing of our people is extremely important and we want to do all that we can to ensure that we are supporting our staff and helping to raise awareness of the support that is available. All staff are encouraged to raise concerns about their emotional health and wellbeing with their manager, or if they feel more comfortable with a member of the people team. We want to support our people and often the best way we can do that is by being aware that there is a concern. All staff at LUU can also access the following anonymous support:
The Big White Wall - Website
This online health and wellbeing, service offers self help programmes, creative outlets and an online community that cares. When you are dealing with everyday stressors or major life events they will help you get through it. To create an account simply choose 'Universities' under the Organisation tab.
If you would prefer to go down the route of talking therapy then there are free options open to you, if you are a student member of staff then you can find out about the support available to you here. If you are a non-student member of staff then you can find out about the support available to you here.
If you would prefer to access counselling and therapies outside of the University then Leeds residents can find support through the Leeds Improving access to psychological therapies and find out more information here.
Online Support - PDF of Website Links - Time varies
It is hard to know what websites and online support can actually be useful when you are searching for help. Leeds University Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Centre have compiled a list of reccomended places to start looking.
Help @ Leeds - Website - Time Varies
Leeds University and LUU Student advice centre have developed a webpage filled with information designed to help the students of Leeds with their concerns, worries and problems. With information on Housing, Money, safety, academic concerns and even computing advice this is a great place to find some out of hours support. Have a look here.
How to cope with Student life - Website Resource 30 mins
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems. If you are worried about how having a mental Health problem as a student or have a friend who you are worried about this website can give you suggested ways of coping and links for support.
Mind A-Z of Mental Health - Website - Time Varies
If you have questions about Mental health, be it your own, a team members or a friends, then the Mind's A-Z is a great place to start. In each topic you will learn about common signs and syptoms, treatments available and most areas have blogs or videos made by people who have experienced the topic subject so you get a personal understanding.
Mental Health - Ted Talks 5 mins - 30 mins
A huge collection of Ted talks on Mental Health.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) 6 weeks
Delivered by Monash University, this free MOOC (Massive open online course) will take you 6 weeks to complete. You will be E-mailed new course content each week that you can do at any time you like. Learn mindfulness techniques that will reduce stress and improve performance.
Mindfulness - Ted Talks 10 mins - 20 mins
A collection of Ted talks on Mindfulness.
We love a good social in LUU, if you have any ideas for social activity just contact the People team who can help you organise the event. We also have several staff social groups that you can take part in:
Roof Garden Drop in
Monday 12:00 – 14:00. Drop in to the roof garden and do a bit of planting in the (fingers crossed) sunshine.
Staff Board Game group
The group meets after work roughly every two weeks and plays loads of different exciting games. Contact Rich Clark to find out more or look for the dates in the all staff E-mail or on I work at LUU.
Staff Badminton group
The group tries to meet up once a week all levels and skills are welcome including those of you who have never played before. Contact Rachel Winfield to find out more or get added to the list of staff we contact directly!
If any staff are interested in starting up a staff social group or activity come and have a chat to Rachel Winfield who can help you get started including potentially part funding the first few sessions if needs be.
Work Life Balance
Work Life Balance - Ted Talks 12 mins - 19 mins
A collection of Ted Talks on work life balance.
The Wheel of Life - Mindtools Website 30 mins
Help find balance in your life by using Mindtools wheel of life to het a 'helicopter view' of your life.
Ten Tips for a better work-life balance - The Guardian 20 mins
Struggling with a work-life balance? Challenge yourself to trying at least two of these this week.
A Useful Guide to Work-Life Balance - Read Me 2 hours
This workbook style guide helps you to identify what is out of balance for you and make the changes needed to live a less stressful life with much more energy and wellbeing.
Work Life Balance - Article 10 mins
The Mental Health Foundation talks about how you can identify the signs of an unhealthy work-life balalnce and take some practical steps to help you.