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Health and Safety Directorate

Health and Safety Advisory Group

Health and Safety Advisory Group (HSAG)

The Health and Safety Advisory Group (HSAG) is the primary health and safety management group for QMUL. It is chaired by the QMUL Health and Safety Champion and reports into the Queen Mary Senior Executive Team (SET), The Principal and President of Queen Mary and Council. Its membership includes representation from each Faculty as well as the key support and professional services.  In addition, HSAG has representation from each of the recognised trade unions, including the Students Unions, in accordance with the Safety Committees and Safety Representatives Regulations 1977 for the purpose of consultation on matters pertaining to health and safety between management and union representatives. 

SET receives regular reports and papers on health, safety and fire safety matters from the Health and Safety Champion via the Director of Health and Safety.

Chair: Professor Wen Wang, Vice-Principal & Executive Dean (Science & Engineering) and Queen Mary Health and Safety Champion

Secretary: Emily Coughlin, HSD Administrator 

Queen Mary Health and Safety Group Structure

Queen Mary Health and Safety Management Structure

HSAG Terms of Reference

HSAG Membership


Faculty Health and Safety Management Groups (HSMGs)

Each Academic Faculty within Queen Mary has a health and safety management group which reports to its Executive and advises the Executive Dean on the discharge of their health and safety responsibilities. 

All HSMGs report into HSAG.

Each Faculty HSMG receives School or Institute level safety groups and assists individual Heads and Directors in the management of health and safety for their areas and activities.  

In addition, Professional Services Directorates have safety groups which have a reporting line into HSAG. 

Specialist / Statutory Topic Groups

These groups cover specific topics not covered in the Faculty HSMGs and report into HSAG.

Queen Mary Management Boards and Executives

Every management group/board at Queen Mary (Faculty, School or Directorate level or Strategic Theme) should include health and safety as a standing item at each of its meeting agendas.  


HSAG meetings are conducted three times per year.

Meeting minutes can be requested by emailing Emily Coughlin

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