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Health and safety

Useful information and resources for both members and activists covering many aspects of workplace health and safety.

Follow the links below to further information.

Health and safety resource centre

UCU's health and safety resource centre for members, safety reps and branch officers.

Workload campaign

Staff across post-16 education are experiencing excessive workloads, long working hours and intensification of work that is causing significant stress and ill-health. The increasing administrative burden, the widening of job roles, the introduction of new IT and online working, increased student numbers and staff cuts are a growing problem.

Illness, stress and injury

All education institutions have a legal responsibility for the health, welfare and safety of their staff.

UCU coronavirus advice

Guidance for members on coronavirus and their rights at work.

Discrimination, bullying and harassment

How UCU can help when you're faced with bullying or discrimination at work.