About us

The University Chemical Safety Forum is a not for profit group with the aim of promoting chemical safety in the university sector by:

Promoting discussion, debate, and communication amongst its membership

Spreading best practice on chemical safety

Promoting chemical health and safety skills amongst the membership

UCSF holds meetings, typically twice a year, where members and guest keynote speakers discuss a wide variety topics related to chemical safety in university education and research

UCSF also has an online discussion forum, CHEMSAFNET, where members can ask and answer questions on topics of current concern

UCSF is open to everyone in universities or other institutes of higher education with a chemical safety role

Management Group

Our Management Group is made up of Health and Safety professionals based within UK Universities, at Department, School, Faculty or University level. 


Assistant Director
Health and Safety


Safety HUB Manager

Treasurer and Membership

University Safety Coordinator

Digital Coordinator

Senior Health and Safety Manager


Senior Technician
(Architecture and Civil Engineering)


Chemical Safety Adviser

Member without Portfolio

Head of Safety Assurance and Chemical Safety

Member without Portfolio

Head of Health and Safety (Faculty of Natural Sciences)

Past Chair

Health and Safety Manager
(Pure and Applied Chemistry)

Latest news

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We aim to hold two meetings per year hosted by our members host Institutions, these are usually in spring and autumn.  Unfortunately, these are currently being held virtually.

Join us!

If you are involved in a chemical safety role at a UK University and wish to join, please complete our registration form and we will review your application.


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