Health and Safety


Introduction to Health and Safety Team

Our primary aim is to help reduce the levels of accidents and occupational ill-health across CYC – for employees and those affected by our work activities (including customers, pupils, contractors etc).

We want to ensure that risks are managed sensibly and proportionately by CYC managers – and our team provides guidance and support across a wide range of H&S issues to CYC employees.

The CYC Safety Management System (SMS) exists to help managers and their teams to achieve these aims. The SMS sets out the minimum expected standard for managers to follow, and contains policy documents, compliance notes (more detailed information on topics ranging from Asbestos to Workplace Transport), forms and tools.

Speak to us about

  • Health & safety queries
  • Incident reporting & investigation
  • Risk assessments
  • Health surveillance – Occupational Health
  • Health & Safety training
  • Wellbeing projects & initiatives
  • Educational visits

How to contact us

Please direct any queries to the H&S Team email or helpline:

Helpline (monitored regularly): 01904-554131
Post: H&S Team, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

The Team

Steve Sumner

Interim Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager

Tel: 01904-552621

Mobile: 07767-318245

Lesley Sharp

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Deputy Manager

Tel: 01904-554387

Mobile: 07767-318085

Alex Fletcher 

Health & Safety Adviser (Audit, Investigation & Policy)

Tel: 01904-554388

Mobile: 07825-861546

Deborah Calvert 

Health, Safety, Fire & Compliance Officer

Tel: 01904-554238

Mobile: 07879-435942

Cliff Fitzgerald

Health, Safety, Asbestos & Legionella Officer

Tel: 01904-554361

Mobile: 07825-861564

John Stokes 

Health & Safety Systems Officer (incl. Educational Visits)

Tel: 01904-554509

Mobile: 07799-094971

Daniel Brookes 

Health & Safety Compliance Assistant

Tel: 01904-553205

Mobile: 07887-754467


A common definition of Wellbeing is “the balance between the needs of the employee and those of the organisation – which helps to create an environment  where the workforce feels motivated, is in physical and psychological good health, and resilient

The YOR Wellbeing site also offers valuable guidance, as well as a suignposting document that has links to various website and portal related to wellbeing.


“Buzz” is a monthly web-based e-magazine for all CYC staff – there is a “Health, Safety & Wellbeing” section for staff to access –

Display our posters!

We also have some posters available for you to download, to raise awareness of the Safety Management System (SMS) in your workplace. There are currently three posters (Tick Tock, Double Dutch and Lost) available:


Some H&S issues require a bulletin to alert staff to significant issues:



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