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Welcome 2021
The Health & Safety Services team are looking forward to a huge 2021, full of exciting projects, new opportunities and finally seeing you in person once we return to campus.

Notification process for COVID-19
Information on how to notify the university in the event of a positive case or close contact case.

Working from home or remotely
Guidance on working from home or remotely.

Withdrawn documents
HSR forum agendas and minutes from 2017 and 2018 have now been withdrawn from the website. If you would like a copy of these forum minutes, please email the forum convener.


ERMS Guidance
ERMS guidance pages are now live on the website, with more to come.

Document review
A number of documents were reviewed during February with 24 documents listed in the change log as updated or withdrawn.


New staff
On March 1st we officially welcomed our newest team members to the Health and Safety Services, Business Services team. The amazing people joining our team are:

  • Renee Jarvis, Health and Safety Business Partners
  • Julie McNiece, Health and Safety Business Partners
  • James Vassilopoulos, Health and Safety Business Partners
  • Haydn Bishop, Health and Safety Business Partners
  • Weini Lim, Health and Safety Assist
  • Abhi (Abhijit) Bhaumik, Health and Safety Assist
  • Lisa Bunguech Hieng Keo, Health and Safety Assist

Health and Safety Assist Need help with a health and safety question, submit your question or learn something from our ever-increasing knowledge base articles.

Influenza Vaccination Program
The program this year is scheduled to being on April 14th with multiple sessions Parkville. Followed in April by sessions at Burnley, Creswick, Southbank and Werribee. Book now.


Wominjeka / Welcome back to campus
As more students, staff and activities return to campus, here's what you need to know and do when you come to campus or another University site.

Influenza Vaccination Program
Sessions continue at Parkville with most already booked out. Sessions at Burnley, Creswick, Southbank and Werribee have appointments available. Eligible participants are encouraged to book a appointment at any location, not necessary their primary work campus.

New forms in ServiceNow
Check out our new forms:

  • Influenza Vaccination Program help
  • Changes to local radiation use.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Get involved in celebrating safety and health at work this April 28th.


Influenza Vaccination Program
The program is now complete. If you are still wishing to be vaccinated for influenza this year please contact the Health Service or your GP.

New Injury Management documents
As of the 1st of July we have an updated "If you are injured at work" poster. Please ensure these are printed out locally and displayed on all local health and safety noticeboards. A number of related WorkSafe documents have also been updated:

ERMS has a new URL
On July 1st the Enterprise Risk Management System will be accessed via a new ULR. Please ensure all local device bookmarks, intranets and documents have been updated to reflect this new URL. From July 1st the old URL will return a 404 error message.


New Knowledge Base Articles in Staff Services Portal (ServiecNow)


R U OK Day is on Thursday 9 September

After yet another lockdown and ongoing pressure thanks to COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to check in with ourselves, our colleagues, family and friends.


National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month. The theme this year isthink safe. work safe. be safe.

Health and Safety Services have put together a calendar of events including internal and external presentations, competitions and events.

Chief and Deputy Wardens

Chief and Deputy Warden training is now available in-person, on-site at the Parkville campus on either 25th or 26th November. Places are limited so book early.

This training is designed for individuals who are in charge of enacting the emergency response in a large organisation, building or establishment and will provide the skills required to ascertain the extent of onsite emergencies and supervise evacuation.

Competition winners

A number of competitions were run as part of National Safe Work Month and the competition winners have now been announced.


Consultation on University COVIDSafe Plan - Open

You are invited to review and provide feedback on the latest version of the University of Melbourne’s overarching COVIDSafe Plan by 5pm Friday 19th November 2021.

Consultation on University COVIDSafe Plan - Closed

Official consultation on the University COVIDSafe Plan is now closed, however feedback on health and safety documentation is always welcome. Please email your health and safety related feedback to Health and Safety Assist.

Chief and Deputy Wardens

Chief and Deputy Warden training is now fully booked for 25th or 26th November. If you would like to be added to the wait list, please contact Emergency Management.


Goodbye 2021

From the Health and Safety Services (Business Services) team, we wish you a happy end to 2021. Please stay safe during the university shut down, and remember to take some time to rest and recharge.