Safety Induction School of Population and Global Health

Safety Induction School of Population and Global Health

Safety Induction School of Population and Global Health Aims of the SPGH Safety Induction Demonstrate UWAs commitment to safety. Impart safety awareness & knowledge to you. Introduce the School of Population & Global Healths Occupational Safety and Health (OHS) personnel. Ensure your time at UWA is a safe, productive and enjoyable experience. Topics to be Covered 1. General safety information UWA emergency phone number If you need attention or cannot contact anyone else call UWA Security on #3020.

UWA safety and related policies Employee Assistance Program Safety notes In Emergency call UWA Security on 2.Emergency procedures #2222 3.Safety personnel These numbers are manned 24 4.Specific workplace procedures and requirements hours a day Policies Occupational Safety and Health Policy Commitment: The provision of a safe and healthy work environment for employees, students, contractors and visitors is not just a moral and legal responsibility but also a prerequisite for it to achieve its primary mission of conducting teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards

UWAs OHS policy can be found at: http ://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/occupational_safety_and_health Non-smoking Policy All University workplaces, campuses and vehicles are non-smoking areas. These include: ALL University controlled buildings and grounds; thoroughfares, pathways and courtyards; University owned vehicles, boats, etc The underpinning principle: Non-smokers shall not, as far as is practicable, be subjected to smoke inhalation. Processes Issue Resolution Process All hazards, incidents and injuries must be reported, investigated and resolved. Any unresolved issues should be dealt with in accordance with the following: Notify Immediate Supervisor Issue still unresolved Notify Safety and Health Representative or School Safety Officer Issue still unresolved Notify Head of School or Manager Unit or Centre

Issue still unresolved Notify Safety and Health Office Issue still unresolved Refer to University Safety Committee The above process should be followed at all times. WorkSafe can be notified if there is a risk of imminent and serious harm. Forms Reporting Hazard report forms If properly investigated and followed-up, present an official means of documenting a hazard. Help to prevent possible incident or injury resulting from the hazard. Can be filled in by anyone - staff, student or visitor. Please report any hazards you are concerned about to an OHS Officer or to [email protected] - Potential hazards include boxes in corridors, electric cables, raised carpet trip hazards etc.

Accident/injury reports forms Incident report forms are to be completed when an incident of ANY description has occurred. Injury does not have to have happened. The first page MUST be filled in and sent to Safety and Health office within one working day of the incident. The Investigation (Part 2) is to be completed by the supervisor or SSO or S&H Rep or a combination within five working days. This has to be forwarded to the UWA Safety and Health office as soon as completed. A policy outlining workers compensation is available on the UWA Safety and Health website: www.safety.uwa.edu.au Help Equity and Diversity Services Equity and Diversity Services promotes and supports UWAs vision to provide an equitable and inclusive environment for all staff, students and the broader community. Staff or students seeking advice about our equity and diversity policy, or who wish to discuss a matter of concern, should initially make contact with an Equity and Diversity Adviser. There are posters listing the UWA Equity and Diversity Advisers on noticeboards around the School. Additional details are available on the Equity and Diversity Office web page:

www.equity.uwa.edu.au Employee Assistance Program (EAP) The EAP provides assistance for issues such as: Conflict resolution Grief and loss issues Coping with changes Financial and legal problems Relationships and family issues Coaching for managers and Anxiety, stress, depression supervisors Trauma and critical incidents Confidential counselling sessions are available through the EAP There are two EAP providers: UWA Counselling and Psychological Services 1st floor, Social Sciences Building - 6488 2423 PeopleSense Multiplelocations - 1300 307 912 Security

The buildings of the School are locked outside the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If you are here outside these hours, please keep the doors locked for your own safety. Personal items are not covered by UWA insurance for theft from offices. Staff and Student ID Cards If you on campus outside of business hours, please carry your ID card. Security can ask for this at any time on their rounds. Your staff or student card is the swipe card you need to get into certain buildings. It is also your library card. Emergency Evacuation Procedures Make sure you know the quickest way out of the building.

Then find the next quickest way. The first path might be the path into danger. Always follow the directions of wardens, even if no alarms are sounding. - If you have seen something that would require the evacuation of the building and the alarms have not gone off, activate the emergency buttons located at the end of each floor. - If YOU activate the alarm, YOU must meet with the Building Warden panel located at the ground floor entrance. - YOU are the one with the most information as to the situation. at the control Emergency Assembly Points Clifton St The assembly area is by the gravel

Building carpark by northern Carpark #31. Annexe, computer lab, Guild caf, The assembly area is the grass courtyard in front of Education ALVA Emergency Assembly Points Ken and Julie Michael Building The assembly area is Car Park 17 Southern end (far end of carpark) Emergency Assembly Points Building 450 14-16 Parkway (The Raine Study) The assembly area is the Centre for Sleep Science 10-12 Parkway, Entrance 2.

Clifton Street Building - Ground floor exit routes Assembly area Building Evacuation Plan On hearing the evacuation alarm or if directed by building wardens, evacuate the building immediately by one of the safe paths indicated. Proceed to the assembly area, which is located by the gravel carpark near northern carpark #31. Safety and Health Officer Fire Warden Fire panel Clifton Street Building - First floor exit routes Assembly area 12 1 11 9

11 6 11 8 Main SPH stair s 11 3 Tea Room 111 10 9 10 7 105

Fire escape stairs 12 2 12 0 117 A 11 7 114 11 5 11 2 12 1 12

4 12 1 12 7 12 1 12 9 12 1 Ladies Conference Room X8126 111 14

2 Store 101 Fire escape stairs 12 5 14 1 103 14 0 Main SPH stair s 13 9

10 8 10 6 10 4 13 6 13 5 10 2 Building Evacuation Plan On hearing the evacuation alarm or if directed by building wardens, evacuate the building immediately by the paths indicated. Proceed to the assembly area, which is located by the gravel carpark near northern

carpark #31. First Aid Officer//MD Gent s 13 7 11 0 Safety and Health Officer Fire Warden Nedlands Campus - Annexe, Computer Lab, Education and Guild Caf - exit routes Assembly area Fire panel Building Evacuation Plan On hearing the

evacuation alarm or if directed by building wardens, evacuate the building immediately by the paths indicated. Proceed to the assembly area, which is located in the grass area outside ALVA. Note that if the alarm covers ALVA too, the assembly area for all is by the carpark Firstgravel Aid Officer/MD near northern carpark #31. Fire Warden In the case of a Fire Activate the nearest fire alarm, warn people in the vicinity and proceed to the fire panel on the ground floor and wait for the building warden. Never attempt to put out a fire unless you are know what you are doing.

Fire extinguishers DO NOT use unless you are very confident that you are not going to hurt yourself in the process. Use caution when operating the carbon dioxide extinguishers, your hand could freeze to the nozzle. Always point at the base of the fire. Using the wrong type of extinguisher can be very dangerous. Please do not use them unless you are sure of what to do. Carbon dioxide: to be used on flammable liquids and electrical fires. Dry chemical powder: to be used on flammable liquids, flammable gases and electrical hazards Practical training in the use of fire extinguishers is offered by the UWA Safety and Health Office. First Aid In the Clifton Street building (Nedlands Campus) First aid kits are available in the Staff Room (Room 1.11); Academic Services Office and Annexe Tea Room. First aid officers in the Clifton Street building are: Julie Saunders (1.09, #1305) Jane Heyworth (1.08, #7370) Alternatively, if you are in need of first aid, contact an Academic Services team member on #1261. Personnel 2018 Head of School:

Academic Services Team Leader: Building Warden (Clifton Street): Colleen Fisher Karen Leckie Sheona Kaschula OHS Representative: Shannen Vallesi Health & Wellbeing Advocate: Karen Martin First Aid Officers : - Clifton Street - Clifton Street Annex Area Wardens: - Clifton Street - Clifton Street Annex Julie Saunders, Jane Heyworth Nita Sodhi-Berry Karen Leckie, Frank Sanfilippo Nita Sodhi-Berry Safety Committee email: [email protected] Take Care

Specific workplace hazards Specific work areas will have their own specific hazards. These SHOULD be discussed with you by your supervisor. If you have questions, ASK! Whatever you need to use in the course of your work or study, please ensure you are given full instructions. If you do not know how or are not confident, do not use it. Other Schools and Centres may make use of chemicals, equipment, machinery and other hazards we do not have at SGPH. You will need to complete their induction course if you are to be exposed to them. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Please ensure your PPE is maintained and that you USE it. PPE includes: Gloves Safety glasses Fully enclosed footwear Lab coats Ear protection Electrical Safety All electrical equipment used in the School, regardless of origin, must have a current test label attached to it, indicating that it has passed the AS3760 test. Please report untested or out of date equipment to your supervisor or demonstrator. Electrical work may only be carried out by persons with the appropriate electrical

worker's licence. Bar heaters and under-desk heaters are not permitted due to fire risk and building thermal regulation. This includes those with timers. If temperature control is an issue, please contact [email protected] Ergonomics Ensure your computer is set up in the best possible way. Rest breaks are recommended every 5 minutes for every 30 minutes of work, or 10 minutes every hour. It is preferable to have a variety in tasks in order to get the change in posture. Stretch regularly. Avoid glare by having the monitor 90 degrees to light source. UWA provides free ergonomic assessment if you are experiencing discomfort, report this early and contact UWA Safety & Health. The UWA Safety website has a computer & workstation checklist which assists in constructing an ergonomic environment: www.safety.uwa.edu.au/topics/physical/ergonomics/workstation Basic workstation ergonomic guidelines can be found at: www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/computer_workstation_ergonomics Manual Handling Assess the load you are about to lift Get help, or a trolley, if you need it Bend your knees and lift with your legs Keep your back in a neutral position (not straight)

Keep the load close to your body Do not twist while holding a heavy load Final Thoughts! Duty of care Safety is a two way street. The OSH Policy places responsibility on both the employer and employee to contribute to the construction and maintenance of a safe workplace. Think about what you are doing. Develop good housekeeping habits. Observe and be aware. Report hazards so that they can be fixed. In all areas at all times take notice of (and obey) all signs and directives they are there for your safety. When unsure please ask. Questions? Please refer to the School or UWA safety websites for additional information. Please speak to a Safety Officer or the Academic Services Team Leader if you have specific questions regarding

Resolving Safety Issues Hazard/Incident Reporting Workers Assistance/Compensation Employees Assistance Program Equity and Diversity Electrical safety/PPE Training Emergency Procedures Evacuation Assembly Point/Muster Area Fire Extinguishers First Aid Screen Based Equipment Safety Personnel

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