Chapter 2.5 - Management of change
This page forms part of UCL's Safety Management System. This is Chapter 2.5 - Management of change.
Management of change is an important aspect of safety management. Change can introduce new hazards that could impact the appropriateness and effectiveness of any existing risk mitigation. Whenever a significant change is introduced to an existing system, such as a new operational requirement or a major reorganisation, and it is determined that the change may lead to risk, the risk must be identified and then the change must be carefully managed in co-operation with the affected stakeholders.
UCL procedures for hazard identification and risk assessment enable managers to take into account changes or proposed changes in the organisation, its activities or materials prior to the introduction of such changes to identify potential hazards that will ensure that there is no adverse effect on safety.
Managers, through the risk assessment process, are required to:
- Identify any significant hazards associated with “change”
- Assess any risks associated with “change”
- Consider the hazards and risks where identified prior to the introduction of the “change”
- Implement the controls needed to address the identified hazards and risks associated with the “change”
- Monitor the change as a way to collect and analyse feedback, identify gaps and lessons learned
Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 2021