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HSW Website Update: Supervisor Toolkit

A new Supervisor Toolkit has been uploaded to the HSW Website and is aimed at Supervisors to assist them with fulfilling their safety responsibilities. The toolkit includes the following information: Safety Principles for Supervisors HSW Roles & Responsibilities HSW Handbook Online Information Sessions Mental Health Toolkit   Further information Should you require any further information, […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Injury Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Injury Management” has now been updated and posted on the HSW Website.   Please note that the revisions to this chapter related to position title changes and minor admin/clerical changes only and therefore a full University consultation process under the Governance structure was not required. The content continues to meet […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Corrective Actions

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Corrective Actions” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: The actions and responsibilities align with the new on-line system “UniSafe”. Responsibilities are assigned to the Supervisor who is in control of the activity/area to determine the appropriate and achievable actions […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Plant/Equipment Safety Management – Acquisition, Installation and Commissioning FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQ for Plant/Equipment Safety Management to assist areas to meet the requirements for the Acquisition, Hiring, Installation and Commission. The FAQs include updated information on: Why there is a need to consider safety when purchasing or hiring plant/equipment? What needs to be considered during the purchase/hiring, installation and commissioning […]

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Stepathlon Activity Challenge

The University is pleased to partner with the Stepathlon activity challenge and invites staff to join the Universities Edition, commencing 1 October. Increase your physical activity levels with your colleagues by making a team of five, tracking your activity, and progressing along an online racecourse around a virtual world. Registration is free for the first 30 […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Off-Campus Activity FAQs

The HSW Team have revised the FAQ for Off-campus activities, to include: a new Risk Assessment decision tool (Appendix A); and a revised “Hazard Management (Risk Assessment) template (Appendix B), which includes additional hazards and examples for Off-campus activities, to assist the person completing the Risk Assessment. This FAQ aims to clarify: what activities require […]

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HSW Handbook Update: Change to Report a Safety Issue or Incident Flowchart

The “Report a Safety Issue or Incident Flowchart (Appendix A)” of the Reporting a Safety Issue or Incident HSW Handbook Chapter has been updated. This change was initiated based on feedback to clarify what should be reported using the online reporting system, UniSafe. The flowchart was re-organised to facilitate better understanding of the process for […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Reporting a Safety Issue & Incident Investigation

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Incident Reporting and Investigation chapter of the HSW Handbook. The revised HSW Handbook Chapters “Reporting a Safety Issue or Incident” and “Incident Investigation” have now been posted on the HSW Website. This version of the process seeks to achieve the following outcomes: a simplified […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Firearms Safety Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Firearms Safety Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: The requirements have been aligned to the revised SA Firearms Legislation (Firearms Act 2015 , Firearms Regulations 2017). The chapter is only applicable to firearms as defined under the Act.  […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: International Travel Safety FAQs

The revised FAQs for the HSW Handbook Chapter “Travel Safety” have now been approved and posted on the HSW Website. Further information Should you wish to discuss any of the changes or requirements please do not hesitate to contact your Senior HSW Advisor.  

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