Local working environment committees (LAMU)
LAMUs have the same duties and executive powers as the AMU, and have to comply with the rules for working environment committees.
- On 7 November 2011, the AMU resolved that each university faculty, the two museums (the Natural History Museum NHM and Museum of Cultural History KHM), centres and other entities not affiliated to a faculty or museum, the University Library and The Management and Support Units would be safety zones under the AMU.
- LAMUs in the safety zones that the AMU created are free to establish LAMUs for the safety zones they create.
- The AMU sends a copy of its decisions to the LWECs in their safety zones
- The LAMUs send copies of the minutes of their meetings to the working environment committee at the level above
- Any LAMU that sets up a LAMU within its safety zone will send copies of minutes to them.
- The LAMU's decision must be made available to the staff.
- Notifications of meetings and relevant documents may be made available to staff when considered relevant.
- AMU/LAMU shall send the annual report to appropriate board.
Issues LAMUs have to address
- Comment on annual plans and/or action plans for HSE within their safety zone
- Ensure that these plans are executed
- Select a focus area to which special attention is given
- Injury and accident reports (including near accidents) and other non-conformity reports
- Ensure that risk assessments are made
- Ensure that working environment surveys are conducted
- Discuss and give advice for restructuring
- Assess the need for procedures for the induction of new staff
- Assess the need for training of managers, safety representatives, members of local working environment committees, other staff, students
- Local building projects (Section 18-9)
- Learning environment matters