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UCL Health and Safety Objectives 2019/2021

The health and safety objectives for UCL are published annually in the Health and Safety Policy and are detailed below.

Objectives for 2019/2020 have been extended into the 2020/2021 academic year. Objectives 1-4 are revised and Objective 5 is new and relates to the changing work due to COVID-19.

Objective 1: T100 Programme


  • All high hazard departments to have achieved Level 1 by the end of September 2021
  • All low hazard departments to have achieved Target 100 Lite by the end of May 2021

Objective 2: Responsible Risk Management


  • All Principal Investigators/Laboratory Managers/Heads of Departments to have successfully completed the Level 1 questionnaire of the Responsible Risk Management eLearning module by the end of September 2021.

Objective 3: Statutory Compliance


The established Compliance Working Group of the Health and Safety Committee to have:

  • Published new standards for the following areas by October 2020:
    • Medical Gases and Alarms
    • In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
  • Published revised standards for the following areas by July 2020:
    • Water systems at risk from Legionella
    • Local Exhaust Ventilation
    • Pressurised systems
    • Lifting equipment
  • Published guidance on practical solutions to resolve areas of uncertainty over responsibilities and ‘institutional non-compliance’ by December 2020
  • Full implementation of standards by July 2021

Objective 4: Health Hazards


  • All departments to have completed a Departmental Health Hazard Status Checklist by April 2021 to enable Workplace Health to assign the correct hazard status
  • All departments to maintain a list of staff exposed to each hazard in their area cross-checked with Workplace Health record management systems by September 2021

Objective 5: Return to Work


To implement specific controls and arrangements relating to the changing nature of certain identified activities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • All departments to have authorised risk assessments for staff returning to work to include the COVID-19 hazard (ongoing)
  • Where a risk assessment requires the use of face masks as PPE, departments must have identified and trained a face fit tester and all staff shall have a face fit test

Archive 


The health and safety objectives for UCL are published annually in the Health and Safety Policy, but you can view archive objectives below. 

> Health and Safety Objectives 2019/2020
Health and Safety Objectives 2018/2019
Health and Safety Objectives 2017/2018
Health and Safety Objectives 2016/2017
Health and Safety Objectives 2015/2016
Health and Safety Objectives 2014/2015
Health and Safety Objectives 2013/2014
Health and Safety Objectives 2012/2013
Health and Safety Objectives 2011/2012
Health and Safety Objectives 2010/2011

Last updated: Tuesday, June 23, 2020