Queen’s University Belfast Occupational Health

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Queen’s University Belfast Occupational Health

Occupational Health

The Occupational Health Service provides a wide range of services to the University for the prevention of work related injury or ill-health.

Services include pre-employment health screening, statutory health surveillance, immunisations and provision of Policy and Guidance to the University on a range of occupational health matters.

The University Safety Service in association with the Staff Training and Development Unit (STDU) offers a range of courses at set times throughout the year. The safety training programme includes:

  • Health and Safety Induction for New Staff
  • General Risk Assessment
  • Computer Workstation Risk Assessment
  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety Management (for Managers, Supervisors, Safety Officers and Coordinators)
  • Chemical Safety (COSHH)

Full details about the courses and course registration can be obtained through Queen’s Online. The current training programme is available online.

The University Safety Service is also committed to the provision of addtional training by arrangement to meet the special needs of individual staff members and/or Departments.

The subjects include:-

  • Laser Safety
  • Radiation Protection
  • Strategic Risk Management
  • Biological Safety
  • Control of Noise and Vibration
  • Safe Use of Machinery (PUWER)
  • Work at Height
  • Safety in Fieldwork

Additional and specialist safety training can also be provided by arrangement  with external organisations.  Courses offered include:-

  • First Aid at Work
  • Portable Electrial Appliance Testing
  • Forklift Truck Operation
  • Compressed Gas Safety
  • Radiation Protection Supervisor – General Course

Contact the University Safety Service for further details.

Fire Safety Training is arranged through the Fire Safety Officer. Please contact the Estates Directorate for further details.

Occupational Health

Contact Details

Occupational Health Service,
5 Lennoxvale

Tel:  028 9097 5541
Fax: 028 9097 5661
email: occhealth@qub.ac.uk


Dr D O Todd, Occupational Health Physician, Tel: 5541

Debbie Parkinson, Clerical Support, Tel: 5541

Abbie Branagh, Clerical Support, Tel 5520 (Tuesday to Friday)