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HSW Handbook Consultation: Schedule of Programmable Events (SPE)

Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Schedule of Programmable Events Chapter of the HSW Handbook. It should be noted that if Schools/Branches are following the requirements of the existing Schedule of Programmable Events chapter then the transition to the requirements under the revised process will be minimal. The key changes […]

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Due Diligence Report – 1st Quarter 2017: Now available online

  The Due Diligence Report – 1st Quarter 2017, has been approved by the VC&P and is now available on the HSW website.

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HSW Handbook Approval: Provision of HSW information, instruction and training

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Provision of HSW information, instruction and training” has now been posted on the HSW Website. This revised chapter sets out the responsibilities to ensure: workers are provided with suitable and adequate information, instruction, training and supervision at the local level; that instruction and/or training for higher risk activities is provided […]

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Due Diligence Report – 3rd Quarter 2016: Now available online

The Due Diligence Report – 3rd Quarter 2016, has been approved by the VC&P and is now available on the HSW website.

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Gas manifolds and regulators – maintenance requirements

Gas manifolds and regulators are required to be maintained Background The University’s gas supplier (BOC) conducted an audit of gas cylinders in August 2016 and during this audit they found that it was not clear if gas manifolds or regulators have been maintained. Over the years there has been no safety/hazard reports for regulators or […]

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University requirements for reporting of Notifiable and Dangerous incidents

Please be aware that there is a WHS legislative requirement for the University to report certain types of workplace incidents/injuries to SafeWork SA immediately after becoming aware that they have occurred.  [WHS Act 2012, Section 38]    A list of the incidents that are reportable are here.  If you are unclear whether the incident is notifiable […]

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Risk of disease and international travel at the University of Adelaide

New diseases can appear and spread suddenly.  Water-borne, food-borne, mosquito-borne, parasitic and other infectious diseases (including flu, cholera, hepatitis, tuberculosis, typhoid and rabies) are common around the world, with serious outbreaks occurring from time to time. The Zika virus outbreak in South America is an example where the media has increased awareness through its raising […]

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HSO Forum – Traffic Light Reporting

The first HSO Forum in 2016 focussed on Traffic Light Reporting: The purpose of the Traffic Light Report How the report is intended to be used Supporting the reporting process Questions and Answers All of the information and discussion from the forum can be found on the HSW Intranet. For any further questions, comments, or […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Induction

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter ‘HSW Induction’ has now been posted on the HSW Website. Changes to note The key changes to the chapter are: To ensure the Hazard Listing (i.e. “Static” high risk activities (see the Hazard Management chapter), is incorporated in the induction program to the specific area (where applicable). The requirements for […]

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HSW Handbook Approval: Injury Management

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter ‘Injury Management’ has now been posted on the HSW Website. Changes to note The key changes to the chapter are: Clarification around the investigation of incidents/illnesses resulting in workers compensation claims; Provision of additional information on the determination of a claim and the requirements for the injured employee and claims […]

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