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HSW Handbook Approval: Noise and Sound Safety Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Noise and Sound Safety Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key points for noting: A new action has been included for all workers (Refer 3.1) to report any work related noise and sound safety hazards/issue(s), in addition to the Supervisor/person in control of the area/activity. The […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: HSW Action Planning

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “HSW Action Planning” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: The transactional steps for the Associate Director, HSW have been removed from the process. The status reports for the Organisational HSW Action Plan will now be reported via the University’s […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Asbestos Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Asbestos Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website. The key changes to the chapter for noting are: References to Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) have been incorporated through-out the chapter (as per the WHS legislation) and combined under the one heading.  (To remove the duplication.) The requirement for Schools […]

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HSW Handbook Consultation: Noise and Sound Safety Management

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Noise and Sound Safety Management chapter of the HSW Handbook. The key points for noting: A new action has been included for all workers (Refer 3.1) to report any work related noise and sound safety hazards/issue(s), in addition to the Supervisor/person in control of […]

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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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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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UPDATE: UoA drones back in the air!

Drone operations at the University of Adelaide have recommenced, with the appointment of the University’s new Chief Remote Pilot, Mitch Bannink. As Chief Remote Pilot, Mitch has sole authority to approve drone operations on behalf of the University. His role includes ensuring compliance with CASA‘s obligations, industry best practice and insurance requirements. For more information […]

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