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DFAT Travel Advice Change

Please be aware that the Australian government has today through the Smarttraveller website advised Australians to reconsider their need to travel to Wuhan in China. If you are planning a trip or have a trip booked that includes visiting Wuhan in China you will now need to follow the University of Adelaide’s High Risk Travel […]

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HSW Handbook consultation – Managing HSW in the work environment

(including infrastructure and facilities) Human Resources have been working on a new HSW Handbook chapter “Managing HSW in the work environment (including infrastructure and facilities)”. This chapter aims to fill a gap in our current HSW processes in regard to workspaces, the work environment and facilities by defining responsibilities to ensure that: workers and students […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Hazard Management chapter and on-line course

The HSW Team have been working on a revised Hazard Management chapter and a new on-line Hazard Management information session, to assist staff to understand the requirements of hazard management. The key changes to the Hazard Management chapter for noting are: There is no longer a requirement to maintain a Hazard Listing. The requirement to […]

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New HSW Handbook Chapter Approval: HSW Collaboration with other organisations (including co-location)

As previously advised, this new HSW Handbook chapter “HSW Collaboration with other organisations (including co-location)”  has been drafted to meet the requirements of section 46 of the WHS Act 2012. The need for a process regarding collaborative work was highlighted by a recent incident at a government run research centre where the University received a […]

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HSW Handbook Consultation: Smoke-Free University

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Smoke-free University HSW Handbook chapter. The key changes to the chapter for noting are  – The inclusion of e-cigarette products in the scope of the chapter This is in response to a change in the legislation.  As of 31 March 2019, e-cigarette products in […]

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Temporary ban on travel to Hong Kong

At this time to ensure the ongoing safety of staff and students, the University has invoked a temporary ban on travel to Hong Kong. Our travel provider Campus Travel (now FCM Travel) will not facilitate bookings where Hong Kong is the final destination of travel at this time. Staff whose final destination is not Hong […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Gas cylinders and compressed gases FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQS for Gas cylinders and compressed gases, to guide workers and supervisors in general precautions and emergency responses. The information should be read in conjunction with the Chemical Safety Management HSW Handbook chapter. It includes information on: the general hazards of compressed gases; how to identify gas cylinders; the […]

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HSW Stakeholder Communication – HSW Collaboration with other organisations (New chapter)

Following a recent discussion at the HSW Community of Practice, it was identified that there have been instances where the University and another organisation have a collaborative project and arrangement in place, but the responsibilities for HSW have not been clearly defined at the commencement of the project.  This becomes problematic during day-to-day operations and […]

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Elevating Work Platforms – SafeWork SA

This Safe Work Month, SafeWork SA are raising awareness on managing the risks associated with Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs). Three information sheets have been created to assist workers operating this machinery. Safe operation of elevating work platform The safe operation of EWPs information sheet covers a range of safety requirements including: selecting the appropriate equipment for the task pre-operational checks positioning and stability use of […]

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HSW Stakeholder consultation – Revised HSW Policy

The revised HSW Policy has now been posted on the HSW Website. The revised version: incorporates the change of Delegation Holder, from the Vice-Chancellor and President, to the Executive Dean and Divisional Head to approve “Very high” residual risk activities.  (Noting approval for travel to a DFAT 3 or 4 high risk destination also requires […]

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