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Target 100 (T100)


UCL needs a robust and systematic means of ensuring the management of health and safety of its activities. A variety of standards and guidance documents are available which describe key requirements for effective safety management systems. UCL subscribes to the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) approach (see Organisation and Arrangements document) in line with HSE/USHA/UCEA gudiance. However, the practical application of a safety management system as set out in standards and guidance has always been a difficult issue because they are written to be applied across different organisations and different industries and therefore are very generic.


T100 provides a route map for improvement tailored to meet UCL’s environment and allows departments to consistently measure and plan for improvement - outputs can be readily visualised and easily understood and therefore plans can be set and monitored which can be built on year on year.

T100 uses a number of defined areas around the PDCA cycle with each area having a discrete set of key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with them. A set of practical actions (termed measures) have been defined for each KPI to enable departments to see exactly how they can achieve the target of 100% (hence the name of T100)
The measures have been grouped into 4 levels; Baseline, Level 1, 2, and 3. Baseline measures are those which form the minimum requirements expected by UCL policy and are mainly concerned with presence or absence. They are the first step in examining the strengths and weaknesses that may exist in a department’s current arrangements. Measures at Level 1, 2 and 3 examine issues in greater depth and deal mainly with quality and good practice aspects of the issue.

Planned programme

High hazard activity departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Life Sciences have been independently assessed by Safety Services for their baseline, with the schedule for baseline assessment of the remainder of departments/faculties shown in the following table.

Table showing the T100 Planned Programme

Low hazard activity departments

A simplified version of the tool is currently in final stages of development and will be trialed during 2018. This will be aimed at low hazard activity departments and will allow them to self-assess their safety performance





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