Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) through active participation of all employees, students, visitors, and contractors will strive to manage Health, Safety hazards with the goal of preventing accidents, injuries and occupational illnesses, progressively minimizing environmental impact by reducing discharges and using energy efficiently. SQU recognizes that health and safety are of great importance to the well-being of staff, students and all those who may be affected in one way or another. The responsibility of the University is to provide leadership and to ensure that a clear hierarchy of duties and responsibilities is in place, and is effective, in all aspects of the University’s undertaking. SQU expects that everyone in all units under its authority will accept the importance of health and safety in their activities and will co-operate in achieving the highest standards of health and safety. SQU believes that good HSE practice is an integral part of the education process and will contribute to the professional and ethical standing of the University.