Safety Induction - University of Western Australia

School of Environmental Systems Engineering Work Health and Safety Induction School of Environmental Systems Engineering University University of of Western Western Australia Australia Version Version 1.0 1.0 -- November November 2010 2010 1 Aims Demonstrate UWAs commitment to safety. Impart safety awareness & knowledge to you. Introduce OSH personnel in the School of

Environmental Systems Engineering. Ensure your time at UWA is a safe, productive and an enjoyable experience. Topics To Be Covered General safety information UWA safety policy Some specific policies Employee Assistance Program Safety notes Emergency procedures Safety Personnel Head of School Building wardens First aid officers Safety & Health Reps & Officers Specific workplace procedures and requirements

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 The Schools OHS policy can be found at: http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety UWAs OHS policy can be found at:

http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/occupational_safety_and_health http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/occupational_safety_and_health Smoking Policy All workplaces within the university are non-smoking areas. These include: All University controlled buildings Major thoroughfares and pathways Substantially enclosed courtyards Within 5 meters of access points to buildings such as doors, windows,

air-conditioning vents and ducts All University owned vehicles, boats, etc The underpinning principle being that non-smokers shall, as far as is practicable, not be subjected to smoke inhalation. 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 procedure Notify Immediate Supervisor Issue still unresolved Notify Safety and Health Representative or School Safety Officer Issue still unresolved Notify Head or Manager of School, Unit or Centre Issue still unresolved

Notify Head or Manager of Faculty, Unit or Centre Issue still unresolved Notify Safety and Health Office Issue still unresolved Refer to the 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. Incident Injury and Hazard Report Forms If properly investigated and followed-up, presents an official means of documenting a hazard Helps to prevent possible incident or injury resulting from the hazard

Can be filled in by anyone - staff, student or visitor htp://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/about_safety_and_health/hazard_report_for m http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/incidentinjury_and_haza rd_notification_and_investigation_procedures http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/9678/Confidential_Incident_Inj ury_Report_Form_Version1.3.pdf Incident / Injury Report 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. Workers Compensation A policy outlining workers compensation is available on the UWA Safety and Health website: www.safety.uwa.edu.au We hope you will never need this policy. Employees Assistance Programme Counselling sessions are available through the Employees Assistance Programme (EAP). All sessions

are confidential. There are two EAP providers: UWA Counselling and Psychological Services nd Floor, South Wing, Guild Building 2nd 6488 2423 OSA Group Level 16, 251 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 1300 361 008 (24hrs) An unhappy worker is not a safe worker.

The EAP provides assistance for issues such as: Trauma and critical incidents Grief and bereavement Relationships and family issues Financial and legal problems Health and lifestyle issues

Organisational change Stress Harassment Career issues 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

Individual staff or students seeking advice about the University equity and diversity policy, or who wish to discuss a matter of concern that may fall within policy or the law, should initially make contact with an Equity and Diversity Adviser There are posters listing the Equity and Diversity Advisers on notice boards around the School. Additional details are available on the Equity and Diversity Offices web page: PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Please ensure your PPE is maintained and USED

PPE includes: Gloves, Safety glasses Fully enclosed footwear Lab coats Ear protection ERL &WQL SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY INFORMATION

Laboratory Supervisors : Anya Waite (x3082) and Carolyn Oldham (x3531) Laboratory / Site Contact: Dianne Krikke x3261 [email protected] ERL/WQL Laboratory Manual (LINK) Site Specific Induction / Authorisation for Access (LINK) Chem-Alert (LINK) Chemical Procedures

Electrical Safety All All electrical electrical equipment equipment used used in in the the School, School, regardless regardless of of origin, origin, must must have have aa current current test test label label attached attached to to it,

it, indicating indicating that that itit has has passed passed the the AS3760 AS3760 test. test. Please Please report report untested untested or or out out of of date date equipment equipment to to your your

supervisor supervisor or or demonstrator. demonstrator. Bar Bar heaters heaters are are not not permitted permitted due due to to the the fire fire risks. risks. All All heaters

heaters must must have have 11 hour hour timers timers fitted fitted by by Facilities Facilities Management. Management. Electrical Electrical work work may may only only be be carried carried out out by by persons persons with

with the the appropriate appropriate electrical electrical worker's worker's licence. licence. IfIf you you have have any any questions questions remaining remaining regarding: regarding: Resolving ResolvingSafety SafetyIssues Issues

Hazard HazardReporting Reporting Incident IncidentReporting Reporting Workers WorkersAssistance Assistance

Workers WorkersCompensation Compensation Employees EmployeesAssistance AssistanceProgram Program Equity Equityand andDiversity Diversity

PPE PPE Electrical Electrical safety safety Please Pleasespeak speakto tothe theSchool Schoolmanager manager UWA Emergency Phone Number

2222 2222 If you need attention or cannot contact anyone else. Call this number. It is manned 24 hours a day 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

2 Emergency Evacuation Procedures 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 at the control panel located at the ground floor entrance. YOU are the one with the most information as to the situation.

FIRE! Never attempt to put out a fire unless you are know what you are doing. 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. Fire 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.

Practical training in the use of fire extinguishers is offered by the UWA Safety and Health Office. Fire Extinguishers in the SESE Building 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 Using the wrong type of extinguisher can be very dangerous. Please do not use them unless you are sure of what to do. First Aid Kit

First aid kits are available in room 111, the photocopy room on the first floor and in G.08 on the ground floor A wheel chair is available in room ? The first aid officer is ?, in room ?, x7082 SESE Safety Personnel, 2010 Head of School: Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi (3179) Deputy Head of School: Safety Officer: Dr. Anas Ghadouani (2687) Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi First Aid Officer : Lorraine Dorn

SESE Building Warden: Lorraine Dorn Fire / Area Wardens: Ruth Gongora-Mesas (Ground floor), Dianne Krikke/Lorraine Dorn (1st floor), Todd Stokes (2nd floor) Committee members: Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi (3179), Dr. Anas Ghadouani (2687), Marco Ghisalberti (2408), Dianne Krikke (3261), Dennis Stanley (2264), David Stanton (2713) Postgrad Rep: TBA Link to Lab/Area Supervisors and General Contact personal Faculty Safety Officer: Rob Greenhalgh (7099) Building Safety and Space Manager: John Jiang (7320) Safety Committee email: [email protected] Screen Based Equipment 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

Extra Info Screen Based Equipment The Following website has a computer & workstation checklist which assists in constructing an ergonomic environment: http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/forms/computer workstation and office safety checklist Also available is a brochure on screen based equipment which recommends some exercises that can be performed in the office: http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/31264 Working_Comfortably_with_Computers_32792.pdf Basic workstation ergonomic guidelines can be found at: http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/computer_workstation_ergonomics If you have further questions about: Emergency Procedures Evacuation Assembly Point/Muster Area Fire Extinguishers First Aid Safety Personnel Screen Based Equipment Contact the School Manager or the safety committee.

([email protected]) Specific Work Place Hazards Specific work areas will have their own specific hazards. These SHOULD be discussed with you by your supervisor. If you have questions, ASK! Other Schools and Centres may make use of chemicals, machinery and other hazards we do not have within SESE. You will need to complete their induction course if you are to be exposed to them. Machinery and Equipment

No matter what you are asked to use in the course of your study, please ensure you are given full instructions for their use. If you do not know or are not confident in using it, do not use it! Manual Handling Assess Assess the the load load you you are are about about to to lift

lift Get Get help, help, or or aa trolley, trolley, ifif you you need need itit Bend Bend your your knees knees and and lift lift with with your your legs legs Keep Keep your your back

back in in aa neutral neutral position position (not (not straight) straight) Keep Keep the the load load close close to to your your body body Do Do not not twist twist while while holding

holding aa heavy heavy load load Security The Thebuildings buildingsof ofthe theSchool Schoolof of SESE SESEare arelocked locked outside outsidethe thehours hoursof of7.30am 7.30amto to6pm

6pmMonday Mondayto to Friday. Friday. Please ensure you keep the doors locked if you are Please ensure you keep the doors locked if you are here hereoutside outsidethese thesehours. hours. Personal items are not covered by UWA insurance Personal items are not covered by UWA insurance for fortheft theftfrom fromoffices. offices. Staff and Student ID Cards

If you are here outside of business hours, please carry your ID card. Security can ask for this at any time on their rounds. Staff or student cards are also the swipe card you need to get into/out of certain buildings. It is also your library card. Certificates and Qualifications Do you need any specific training?

Manual handling First aid Lab safety Radiation Fire Extinguisher / Fire Warden training Laser Safety Health A healthy body is less prone to injury. Some suggestions to help you on your way. Walk on campus, dont use a vehicle. Use the stairs, not the lift.

Join the gym. Final Thoughts DUTY OF CARE Think about what you are about to do. Develop good housekeeping habits. Observe and be aware 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 Safety is a two way street, and the OSH Policy places responsibility on both the employer and employee to contribute to the construction and maintenance of a safe workplace QUESTIONS? Refer to the school safety website for additional information http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety

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