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1 1 School of Environmental Systems Engineering University of Western Australia Version 1.0 - November 2010 School of Environmental Systems Engineering Work Health and Safety Induction

2 Aims Demonstrate UWA’s 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. Demonstrate UWA’s 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.

3 Topics To Be Covered General safety information UWA safety policy Some specific policies Employee Assistance Program Safety notes Emergency procedures 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 Safety Personnel Head of School Building wardens First aid officers Safety & Health Reps & Officers Specific workplace procedures and requirements

4 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 School’s OHS policy can be found at: http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety UWA’s 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  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 School’s OHS policy can be found at: http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety UWA’s 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

5 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. 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.

6 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 Notify Safety and Health Representative or School Safety Officer Notify Head or Manager of School, Unit or Centre Notify Safety and Health Office 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. The above process should be followed at all times. WorkSafe can be notified if there is a risk of imminent and serious harm. Issue still unresolved Notify Head or Manager of Faculty, Unit or Centre Issue still unresolved

7 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 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_form http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/policies/incidentinjury_and_hazard_notifi cation_and_investigation_procedures http://www.safety.uwa.edu.au/__data/page/9678/Confidential_Incident_Injury_Repo rt_Form_Version1.3.pdf

8 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. 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.

9 Workers Compensation A policy outlining workers compensation is available on the UWA Safety and Health website: www.safety.uwa.edu.au www.safety.uwa.edu.au We hope you will never need this policy. A policy outlining workers compensation is available on the UWA Safety and Health website: www.safety.uwa.edu.au www.safety.uwa.edu.au We hope you will never need this policy.

10 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 2 nd Floor, South Wing, Guild Building 6488 2423 ★ OSA Group Level 16, 251 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 1300 361 008 (24hrs) An unhappy worker is not a safe worker. Counselling sessions are available through the Employees Assistance Programme (EAP). All sessions are confidential. There are two EAP providers: ★ UWA Counselling and Psychological Services 2 nd Floor, South Wing, Guild Building 6488 2423 ★ OSA Group Level 16, 251 Adelaide Terrace, Perth 1300 361 008 (24hrs) An unhappy worker is not a safe worker.

11 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 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

12 Equity and Diversity Services Equity and Diversity Services promotes and supports UWA’s 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 Adviser’s on notice boards around the School. Additional details are available on the Equity and Diversity Office’s web page: Equity and Diversity Services promotes and supports UWA’s 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 Adviser’s on notice boards around the School. Additional details are available on the Equity and Diversity Office’s web page:

13 PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) ✦ Please ensure your PPE is maintained and USED ✦ PPE includes: Gloves, Safety glasses Fully enclosed footwear Lab coats Ear protection ✦ Please ensure your PPE is maintained and USED ✦ PPE includes: Gloves, Safety glasses Fully enclosed footwear Lab coats Ear protection

14 ERL &WQL SITE SPECIFIC SAFETY INFORMATION Laboratory Supervisors : Anya Waite (x3082) and Carolyn Oldham (x3531) Laboratory / Site Contact: Dianne Krikke x3261 dianne.krikke@uwa.edu.audianne.krikke@uwa.edu.au ERL/WQL Laboratory Manual (LINK) Site Specific Induction / Authorisation for Access (LINK) Chem-Alert (LINK) Chemical Procedures Laboratory Supervisors : Anya Waite (x3082) and Carolyn Oldham (x3531) Laboratory / Site Contact: Dianne Krikke x3261 dianne.krikke@uwa.edu.audianne.krikke@uwa.edu.au ERL/WQL Laboratory Manual (LINK) Site Specific Induction / Authorisation for Access (LINK) Chem-Alert (LINK) Chemical Procedures

15 Electrical Safety All electrical equipment used in the School, regardless of origin, must have a current test label attached to it, indicating that it has passed the AS3760 test. Please report untested or out of date equipment to your supervisor or demonstrator. Bar heaters are not permitted due to the fire risks. All heaters must have 1 hour timers fitted by Facilities Management. Electrical work may only be carried out by persons with the appropriate electrical worker's licence. All electrical equipment used in the School, regardless of origin, must have a current test label attached to it, indicating that it has passed the AS3760 test. Please report untested or out of date equipment to your supervisor or demonstrator. Bar heaters are not permitted due to the fire risks. All heaters must have 1 hour timers fitted by Facilities Management. Electrical work may only be carried out by persons with the appropriate electrical worker's licence.

16 If you have any questions remaining regarding:  Resolving Safety Issues  Hazard Reporting  Incident Reporting  Workers Assistance  Workers Compensation  Employees Assistance Program  Equity and Diversity  PPE  Electrical safety  Please speak to the School manager If you have any questions remaining regarding:  Resolving Safety Issues  Hazard Reporting  Incident Reporting  Workers Assistance  Workers Compensation  Employees Assistance Program  Equity and Diversity  PPE  Electrical safety  Please speak to the School manager

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

18 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 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

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23 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. 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.

24 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!

25 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.

26 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. 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.

27 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

28 SESE Safety Personnel, 2010 Head of School: Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi (3179) Deputy Head of School : Dr. Anas Ghadouani (2687) Safety Officer: 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 (1 st floor), Todd Stokes (2 nd 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: safety@sese.uwa.edu.au safety@sese.uwa.edu.au Head of School: Prof Charitha Pattiaratchi (3179) Deputy Head of School : Dr. Anas Ghadouani (2687) Safety Officer: 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 (1 st floor), Todd Stokes (2 nd 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: safety@sese.uwa.edu.au safety@sese.uwa.edu.au

29 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

30 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 safetyhttp://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/31264http://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

31 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. (Safety@sese.uwa.edu.au) 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. (Safety@sese.uwa.edu.au)

32 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. 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.

33 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! 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!

34 Manual Handling ✦ Assess the load you are about to lift ✦ Get help, or a trolley, if you need it ✦ Bend your knees and lift with your legs ✦ Keep your back in a neutral position (not straight) ✦ Keep the load close to your body ✦ Do not twist while holding a heavy load ✦ Assess the load you are about to lift ✦ Get help, or a trolley, if you need it ✦ Bend your knees and lift with your legs ✦ Keep your back in a neutral position (not straight) ✦ Keep the load close to your body ✦ Do not twist while holding a heavy load

35 Security The buildings of the School of SESE are locked outside the hours of 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please ensure you keep the doors locked if you are here outside these hours. Personal items are not covered by UWA insurance for theft from offices. The buildings of the School of SESE are locked outside the hours of 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday. Please ensure you keep the doors locked if you are here outside these hours. Personal items are not covered by UWA insurance for theft from offices.

36 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. ✦ 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.

37 Certificates and Qualifications Do you need any specific training? Manual handling First aid Lab safety Radiation Fire Extinguisher / Fire Warden training Laser Safety Do you need any specific training? Manual handling First aid Lab safety Radiation Fire Extinguisher / Fire Warden training Laser Safety

38 Health ✦ A healthy body is less prone to injury. ✦ Some suggestions to help you on your way. ✦ Walk on campus, don’t use a vehicle. ✦ Use the stairs, not the lift. ✦ Join the gym. ✦ A healthy body is less prone to injury. ✦ Some suggestions to help you on your way. ✦ Walk on campus, don’t use a vehicle. ✦ Use the stairs, not the lift. ✦ Join the gym.

39 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 ✦ “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

40 QUESTIONS? Refer to the school safety website for additional information QUESTIONS? Refer to the school safety website for additional information http://www.sese.uwa.edu.au/safety


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