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UCL Corporate Safety Policy
Safety Management Structure
Safety Committee
Risk Assessment
All activities both within the Department and on Fieldwork, must be covered by a current risk assessment. Templates are provided for various types of risk assessment. Please ensure you use the correct template. Once completed, a signed copy should be lodged with the DSO or where appropriate uploaded to the relevant Moodle pages. Off-site and Fieldwork Risk Assessments should also be accompanied by the appropriate Checklist provided on the safety services webpage. Risk assessments for lab procedures can be found on the lab web pages. Further information on management responsibilities concerning risk assessment can be found at;
After Hours and Lone Working Policy
Arrangements for management of Hazards and Activities
Details are given of Codes of Practice, Departmental Guidelines and contacts and recommended control measures for activities carried out for/by members of the Department. These written arrangements for the Department of Geography have been drawn up under the authority of the Head of Department to correspond with the work hazards and activities under his control. The Head of Department hereby acknowledges that he is responsible to the Provost and President for the implementation of UCL’s corporate health and safety arrangements wherever they apply to the department.
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Off-Site Working - including fieldwork and Conferences
UCL safety services have published guidelines to cover Off-site and Fieldwork Safety. When planning fieldwork you are obliged to follow these and complete the checklists. They can be found at:
Safety Induction for Staff and Graduate students
Safety induction is mandatory for all new staff, and students embarking on a Ph.D./M.Phil. Please read the requirements listed here.