Our health and safety policy

UCAS recognises our responsibilities under health and safety legislation, and through our systems and procedures we will provide:

  • assessments of our work activities
  • adequate control of risks arising from our work activities
  • adequate information, instruction, training, and supervision
  • safe systems for access and exit for employees, visitors, and contractors
  • adequate facilities and arrangements for the welfare of staff while at work
  • adequate resources to ensure effective health and safety management
  • safe premises, safe systems, plant, and equipment
  • instruction on safe handling, and storage and use of substances

UCAS' Chief Executive retains overall responsibility for implementation of this policy.

UCAS' Executive is responsible for ensuring compliance with the policy and to lead and promote health and safety.

UCAS will do all that is reasonable and practicable to prevent accidents and work-related ill health.

UCAS will consult on matters of health, safety, and welfare with the Staff Consultation Group.

The detailed arrangements are contained in the SAFER documents.

This policy statement will be reviewed annually and revised as necessary.


Mary Curnock Cook

Chief Executive


January 2016