Health and Safety
Prof. Mark Thomson, Executive Chair, Science and Technology Facilities Council.
"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."
With the establishment of the UKRI H&S Policy under which STFC now operates the ‘STFC H&S policy’ has been renamed the STFC H&S Management Arrangements. Under a federated model for H&S Management within UKRI STFC retains responsibility for H&S with its own H&S management systems and this document is the keystone for this system.
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.
Research Complex at Harwell
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, 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.