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Safety and Security

The Department of Chemical Engineering is a safe place to work. This is not because it is free from hazards, but because control measures are put in place to minimise the risks associated with the hazards present.

Actions and procedures relating to how the Department is responding to the coronavirus pandemic can be found on our COVID information page.


Safety Handbook

The following sections are a condensed version of certain topics in the Safety Handbook, to address the most common safety questions. Use the links below to find out more about our polices and be part of creating a more safe UCL.

Safety Committee

The Safety Comittee meets every two months to discuss safety related issues. Please find the Terms of Reference below. 

Safety Objectives - 2021/2022

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Safety Objectives for 2021/2022 have rolled over from 2020/2021. The objectives include:

  • To fully review and update all departmental online safety training.
  • To achieve 100% (or as near as possible) completion of mandatory safety training.
  • To achieve 100% (or as near as possible) completion of DSE Assessments.
  • To improve the Hazard Observation rates.
  • To ensure Wellbeing activities continue, with large campaigns introduced.
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Departmental Procedures

Find out about the safe working practices in the Department.

Research centres

Safety in Laboratories

Find out about the safe working practices in Chemical Engineering labs.

The Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE)

Training Requirements

Find out about the essential training requirements for all staff & students.

The Electrochemical Innovation Lab (EIL)

Incident Reporting and Risk Assessments

Report incidents and create your own risk assesments using riskNET tools.