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What is riskNET?

 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME USERS HAVE REPORTED ISSUES WITH ACCESS TO RISKNET AND THERE ARE REPORTS OF NO ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM.

THESE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE WHILST WE TRY TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE.

RiskNET is an IT system that is available via the Safety Services web pages to help Departments manage their safety responsibilities, it: provides tools that make managing safety simpler and less bureaucratic; and gives better and more effective feedback about how Departments are performing.

To access the riskNET safety management tools you will need your UCL user ID and password to use the following link:

riskNET tools log-in

riskNET Problem?

Some Users are encountering problems when using riskNET. To help us to resolve these please provide the following information:

  • a screenshot of any error message or the point at where the problem occurred
  • what you were doing when the problem occurred
  • information about any changes that have been made to your computer e.g. recently migrated to windows 10

e-mail: risknet.help@ucl.ac.uk

If you experience difficulty accessing riskNET please e-mail: risknet.help@ucl.ac.uk

RiskNET consists of a number of specific tools as follows:

Incident / Accident Reporting (Staff, Students, Visitors & Contractors)
Description

A user-friendly, interactive online tool for reporting accidents, incidents, near misses and hazard observation. It can be used by anyone who wants to report an accident or incident as well as by those who are responsible for investigating and analysing accidents and incidents.

Status

Mandatory at UCL for the submission of all incident reports since January 2011

Access

Available to staff, students, visitors and contractors

User Guide

The following User guide is available:

How to use the on-line incident reporting system pdf

Incident Management (Incident Co-ordinators)
Description

A tool for investigating incidents reported using the Incident / Accident Reporting tool. It can be used by those who are responsible for investigating and analysing accidents and incidents.

Status

Mandatory at UCL for the recording of the results of incident / accident investigations since January 2011

Access

Available to staff appointed as Departmental Incident Co-ordinators. The responsibilities of this role can be found at the following link:

List of role holder responsibilities

User Guide

The following User guide is available:

How to carry out an initial investigation of an incident pdf

Risk Assessment (Staff & Students)
Description

This tool provides an online approval and authorisation process for Departmental risk assessments as well as central database storage of completed risk assessments with smart search function. The tool will also provide model assessments of routine business activities.

Status

Available for use since November 2013

Access

Available to Staff and Students

User Guide

The following User guide is available:

Creating risk assessments using riskNET pdf

Workstation Assessment (DSE Assessors)
Description

Provides on-line training to all users of Display Screen Equipment so that they can carry out a self-assessment of their work station as part of the Departmental Safety Induction Process. The tool also provides direct feedback to the Departmental DSE coordinator of the small minority who may require a further assessment

Status

Mandatory at UCL for co-ordinating a departmental programme of DSE assessment since September 2012

Access

Available to staff appointed as Departmental Display Screen Assessment (DSE) Assessors. The responsibilities of this role can be found at the following link:

List of role holder responsibilities

User Guide

The following DSE Assessors User guides are available

DSE Assessors Guide 1 - creating new assessments pdf

DSE Assessors Guide 2 - managing assessments pdf

 

Genetic Modification (GM) Risk Assessment (Staff & Students)
Description

A specialist assessment available via the risk assessment tool.

Status

Mandatory at UCL for submission of GM risk assessments since November 2013

Access

Available to Staff and Students

User Guide

The following User guides are available:

Drafting and Submitting a GM Risk Assessment pdf

Reviewing and Updating a GM Risk Assessment pdf

Migration of a paper based GM risk assessment to a riskNET specialist pro-forma pdf

The following Genetic Modification Safety Officer guide is available:

Reviewing and Approving a GM Risk Assessment (GMSO only) pdf

Responsible Persons Register (Staff & Students)
Description

Allows Departments to maintain a register containing names of nominated persons eg fire wardens, first aiders etc and to allocate both departmental and location specific data. This will meet the need to document this information as part of their safety arrangements.

Status

Mandatory for use at UCL since April 2014

Access

Available to Staff and Students to view and the Departmental Responsible Persons Register Co-ordinator to edit. The responsibilities of this role can be found at the following link: 

List of role holder responsibilities

User Guide

The following User guides is available:

Using RiskNET to manage your Departmental Responsible Persons Register pdf

Head of Departments guide to confirming the RPR pdf

Audits and Inspections (Staff & Students)
Description

Provides a means for recording Departmental inspections such that improvement actions can be set and analysis of findings can be carried out. It will enable managers to identify when and where inspections have been done according to their own and UCL's requirements.

Status

Available for use since November 2013

Access

Available to Staff and Students

User Guide

The following User guide is available:

How to complete a riskNET inspection pdf

Management Reports
Description

This is an active feedback and reporting system that monitors Departmental and sub-departmental performance. The system is supported by data analysis software that enables divisions to control and analyse their own information

Access

Available to specific groups by permission only

Radiation Substances
Description

A replacement for the in-house RSS system for logging and tracking radioactive substances (radioactive sources, accumulated radioactive waste and disposals) across UCL and for making monthly returns

Status

Mandatory for use by departments who use radioactive substances

Access

Available to staff appointed as Radiation Protection Supervisors and Users authorised by them.

Hazardous Substances
Description

Allows Departments to set up and maintain registers containing records of hazardous substances which need to be controlled by departments to meet UCL and statutory requirements.

Status

Being developed for the recording of key chemicals that UCL is required to report to various enforcing authorities.

Access

Authorised users only

 
Document Library
Description

A secure means of storing, archiving and collating all Departmental safety documents in one place.

Access

Available to specific groups by permission only

Programme Scheduler (Currently Unavailable)

Currently unavailable

Permits to Work (Currently Unavailable)

Currently unavailable

Permit Organisations (Currently Unavailable)

Currently unavailable