Compliance, policy and training in safe use and handling of hazardous biological agents - biosafety - for the University is managed by the Gene Technology and Biosafety unit of the Office for Research Ethics and Integrity
Confined space entry
Confined Space Entry Permits are carbonised triplicate permits, whose use is described in: Confined spaces risk management procedure
Confined Space Entry Permits are available by contacting the Specialist Health & Safety Team.
- Contractor management
Danger tags and lock out devices
Danger tags and lock-out devices are used for isolating equipment during cleaning, servicing, repairing or alteration, as described in Lock-out, tagging and isolation - OHS requirements procedure. Further information is available on the Plant and Electrical Equipment page.
Emergency management affects all staff, detailed information and support is available on Staff Hub. Information available includes how to conduct an emergency drill, how to become a warden, warden training and responsibilities during an emergency and at other times.
Ergonomics affects all staff, detailed information and support is available on Staff Hub. Information available includes sitting less and moving more, how to set up your workstation, adjust your chair, purchase ergonomic equipment and request an ergonomic assessment.
- Events Management: Health & Safety Information
- See also:
- Alcohol Policy
- Grounds Bookings (Property & Campus Services website)
- Advice on organising non-student events: Events (Marketing Office)
First aid affects all staff, detailed information and support is available on Staff Hub. Information available includes how to become a first aider, training, equipment. assessing first aid requirements, risk assessments and defibrillator locations.
Names of local first aiders are posted in each building near exits and lifts. All security staff are trained first aiders.
- Hot work
- Manual tasks
Out of service tags
Out-of-service tags are tags are used to withdraw unsafe plant and equipment from service, as described in Unsafe plant and equipment: OHS requirements procedure. Further information can be found on the Plant and Electrical Equipment page.
- Personal Protective Equipment
A health a safety pre-purchase risk assessment checklist is essential to ensure that before you decide to purchase plant, equipment or chemicals, you have considered:
- The potential risks to the health and safety of people or the environment associated with the item purchased; and
- how you will eliminate or mitigate these risks; and
- what new or additional hazards will be present in your workplace or systems of work as a result of the purchase.
Relocation and Induction
- Managers Checklist - This checklist provides guidance to manager's in checking and setting up all aspects of their new location's safety system. It contains links to all posters and templates required to establish your local safety management system.
- Staff Relocation Checklist - This is a brief relocation induction checklist to use with all University staff who are moving to a new work area.
- Office Area Emergency Requirements
There is a once off requirement to complete a Health and safety induction checklist when new staff members commence, staff relocate offices or staff return from an extended period of leave.
- Computer workstation ergonomic self-assessment checklist
- OHS office workplace inspection checklist
- Health & Safety folder index
- Office cyclic events checklist
- Emergency contacts list
Travel approvals and booking (includes traffic)
- All University travel approvals and bookings: Travel Portal
- Travel Insurance: please refer to the Insurance page on Staff Hub
- Department of Foreign Affairs Trade Travel Advisories
- Travel to High Risk Destinations Risk Assessment
- A high risk destination is one for which DFAT is currently advising Reconsider your need to travel or Do not travel. This form is needed when you are asking for approval to travel to a high risk international destination on University business. Complete, print and sign the form, then scan and attach it to your Travel Requisition in the Travel Portal.
- Off-campus risk management procedure
- Non travel-portal risk assessment form
- Maritime boating risk assessment
- First aid
- Working in isolation