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About health & safety management at the MRC

Effective health and safety management is fundamental across all research operations and of high importance to the MRC. In order to provide high-quality support we have a dedicated team responsible for safety, security and resilience who work closely alongside all unit safety co-ordinators, radiation supervisors and biological safety officers.

Safety, security and resilience

With expertise across a wide range of scientific disciplines the MRC safety, security and resilience team is responsible for:

  • Supporting MRC units
  • Providing central health and safety planning
  • Policy development
  • Compliance assurance.

As far as is reasonably practicable, it is MRC policy to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our employees. We also accept responsibility for visitors, and others that may be working on our premises and other MRC sites, as well as those who may be affected by our work activities.

Where we undertake activities within host organisations we will cooperate fully with the host on all health and safety matters. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that our legal duties (relating to health and safety legislation) are met at all times.


The content of this section of the website is for employees of the MRC. It is not intended to be used by or relied upon by any other person or entity. The MRC accepts no responsibility for economic loss, howsoever arising, in the event that any such third party does or omits to do anything as a direct or indirect result of having read the content of this website.


If you are in any doubt as to whether you are entitled to rely on this guidance, please contact the Corporate Safety, Security and Resilience Section at the MRC head office, on 01793 416394.

The content provided in this section of the site, like the MRC in general, does not offer medical advice and nothing contained in the service is intended to constitute professional advice for medical diagnosis or treatment. If you require such advice you are advised to consult with an appropriate qualified health professional.