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Health and Safety

Health & Safety Arrangements

Health & Safety Arrangements

The Department is legally obliged to ensure that staff and students performing potentially hazardous tasks are competent to do so safely, and that all reasonable measures are taken to ensure that the risks involved are kept as low as is practicable.

We ensure this by insisting that:

  • All activities must be risk assessed in accordance with UCL policy before they are carried out,
  • All staff and students must have received and understood all required safety training for activities before being allowed to do them,
  • Our facilities, equipment and safety systems meet all the requirements of current safety legislation.

The Department’s Health & Safety Policy statement may be found here.

These pages are a reference of Department safety rules and codes of practice, and ensure that our methods of training staff, safely working in laboratories and offices, and our auditing arrangements are collated, recorded, and made easily available to staff and students.

UCL-wide safety policy documents may be found on the central Health & Safety webpages. These pages contain further safety guidance and a list of available safety training modules. If you cannot find the information you require either on the UCL safety pages or on this site, please contact the department safety officer.

A wide range Health & Wellbeing of resources and guidance is available via the 'Remote not distant' website, Student Support and Wellbeing website and UCL Health and Wellbeing website.

For staff; Care First can be contacted 24/7 for confidential, impartial support. Call for free on 0800 197 4510. For students; support is provided by Student Psychological and Counselling Services (SPCS) during office hours (9am to 5pm)- Care First can also be contacted outside these times.

You can also download a copy of this information on our Health and Safety Arrangements document.

Safety Committee

Committee contact information

Safety committee meetings are held a minimum of twice year (more should there be any health and safety incidents or required actions). At these meetings any\all safety concerns, new policies and changes are discussed.

The Safety committee is made up off seven key members of staff and the meetings are also open for any for any other member of staff should they wish to attend.

Name Room Tel Ext
Head of Department
Prof Sarah Spurgeon 709 57871
Departmental Safety Officer
Dr Kenneth Tong 1002 33019
Deputy Departmental Safety Officer
Andrew Moss 612 33043
Laser Safety Officer
Prof Cyril Renaud 903 33982
Chemical Safety Officer
Kevin Lee 902 33998
Departmental Manager
Paul McKenna 717 33186
Wellbeing Champion
Vicky Coombes 703 37307
Technical Services Mananger
Simon Barnes 609 33898
Green Champion & Legionella Awareness Officer
Steve Hudziak 902 33991