Health and Safety
The Directorate of Health and Safety at the University of Knowledge was established on seventh of April 2017 with the mandate to insure a healthy and safe educational and working environment for the staff, students, employees, visitors and protecting properties. The highest authorities at the university has committed all available resources to promote, support and provide all tools and means to insure the highest level of a healthy and safe environment in all university premises.
The University Health and Safety Directory, coordinating with the Central Directorate of Health and Safety at the Ministry organizes training courses and education and discussion sessions for its members and the members of the committees formed at the Colleges and the departments in these colleges for fire prevention and fire safety, laboratory safety first aid training, hygiene, injury prevention, handicap accesses and other health and safety issues and requirements with periodic ongoing audits and continuous improvements. Different requirements for different colleges and student’s hostels and accommodations are taken in consideration.
The Directorate of Health and Safety collaborates with the university community to promote health, safety, environmental protection, emergency preparedness and compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines and the best available practices in order to sustain a healthful and safe working and learning environment. This mission is accomplished by establishing policies and procedures, providing training and education, facilitating emergency management, implementing preventative actions and insuring continuous improvement of Knowledge University's health and safety programs. The Health and Safety Directorate will also oversee, evaluate and follow up the activities of all Health and Safety Committees in all Colleges and departments as well as other university administrative and accommodation buildings to ensure that the proper procedures are followed and the risk of injury to people and damage to property and environment is eliminated or at least minimized as much as possible
The directorate has trained personnel who will manage the overall university’s health and safety programs with the goal of preventing occupational injuries and illnesses. The directorate will also develop and implement policies, and procedures to meet all requirements, and duties set by standard occupational Health and Safety Acts and any applicable regulations.