06 Dec 2010



STFC SHE Policies




Health and Safety

"Safety has to remain at the heart of everything we do in the delivery of our world-class science programme. Whilst our safety record is good, we must never take this for granted. We are all responsible for our own safety and that of our colleagues. Maintaining our excellent record for safety will continue to be the highest priority for STFC​."

Prof. Mark Thom​son, Executive Chair, Science and Technology Facilities Council.


In line with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 the STFC has developed and communicated its Health and Safety (H&S) Policy to staff.

PDF icon STFC Health and Safety Policy

This policy outlines the STFC's objective to provide and maintain, so far as is reasonably practicable, safe and healthy working conditions, equipment and systems of work for its staff, together with effective management of Health and Safety risks. SHE Group have produced one of its 'BiteSize' packages to introduce the Health and Safety policy which includes a short introductory video from our Chief Executive:

BiteSize Health and Safety Policy introduction

Underpinning this policy the STFC has developed SHE Codes describing the controls for managing the major H&S hazards. STFC SHE Codes can be found in the 'Co​des' section of this website.​

And the Research Complex at Harwell.

PDF icon Research Complex Policy statement


The STFC has a separate Environmental Policy:

PDF icon STFC Environmental Policy statement​​

The STFC’s Environment Policy is presently under review following the launch of the UKRI Environmental Sustainability Policy in April 2020, and work presently on-going to review this from an STFC perspective and establish an STFC Environment Sustainability Action Plan. This policy will be updated once this work has been completed.​​

UKRI Health and Safety​

United Kingdom Research and Innovation brought together the seven Research Councils, including the STFC, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England, in a single legal entity on 1st April 2018. STFC alongside all other Research Councils operates under the UKRI H&S Policy.

UKRI Healt​h and Safety​
Contact: Smith, Andrew (STFC,DL,COO)