Information for visitors
The University of Western Australia is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees, students, contractors and visitors.
The range of non-employees who may be present on UWA grounds and to whom UWA owes a duty of care includes:
Under section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, W.A. 1984 UWA has a duty of care to avoid exposing employees, contractors, students and visitors to the workplace to an unnecessary risk of injury by establishing and providing a safe environment and systems of work.
Health and Safety Induction
For visitors who will carry out activities without direct supervision, the form below should be completed to demonstrate that they have received a work health and safety induction.
Areas identified as potential sources of risk to visitors at UWA include:
- Unauthorised entering of buildings (access to restricted areas). It is a UWA requirement that all visitors must attend Reception in each building/department in the first instance. Visitors will then be escorted or given directions to their final destination.
It is also important that visitors are accounted for and are able to follow the correct procedures in relation to any emergency evacuations
that may occur in the building.
- Personal safety on campus (security, emergency procedures). Public phones are available on campus in 18 locations. In an emergency call 1800 655 222 (free call) or (+61 8) 6488 2222 to the UWA Security Office, to report any personal safety issue.
- Campus environment, such as pathways, lighting, building or equipment hazards.
It is important that visitors to campus have access to hazard and incident reporting. Visitors should complete the appropriate UWA Hazard or Incident report form.