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.


As part of UKRI STFC follows the UKRI H&S Policy. In the federated model for H&S that UKRI has established, a suite of high level UKRI SHE Codes to address the diverse H&S cha​llenges found across UKRI as a whole have been established. The UKRI SHE Codes can be found on this pa​ge alongside their STFC equivalents. In a federated model STFC retains responsibility for H&S with its own H&S management systems and SHE codes which govern how STFC manages H&S. The STFC H&S Management Arrangements is the keystone for STFC’s SHE Management system.

PDF icon STFC Health and Safety Management Arrangements

This document 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 a 'BiteSize' training package to introduce the Health and Safety Management Arrangements for staff and new starters BiteSize STFC H&S Management Arrangements​.

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

The organisational management and governance structure of STFC H&S is detailed in this ch​art.

Research Complex at Harwell

PDF icon Research Complex Policy statement


The STFC’s Environment Policy is presently under review following the launch of the UKRI Environmental Sustainability Policy in April 2020. SHE Group’s Environmental focus is now on Environmental Regulatory compliance. STFC has established a dedicated Environmental Sustainability Team, Environmental Sustainability Programme and STFC Environment Sustainability Action Plan​.​​​


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