Safety, Health and Wellbeing

UWA Safety poster competition - summary report

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

The UWA safety poster competition was a joint initiative involving the University Safety Committee, UWA Safety and Health (S&H) and the following participating unions:

  • Australian Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers’
  • Community and Public Sector Union / Civil Service Association
  • National Tertiary Education Industry Union

The University Co-operative Bookshop kindly provided sponsorship for the competition.

The design for two posters was sought. One poster is about safety roles and responsibilities of the University, managers/supervisors and others in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Policy (September 2000) and the other poster focuses on the roles and responsibilities of individuals (employees, students and contractors).

A prize of a $200 credit voucher for use at the University Co-operative Bookshop for both awards ($400 total) was offered. Copies of each poster will be printed and widely distributed throughout the University.

Poster Conditions

Common to both posters is the following:

  • They inform readers about safety roles and responsibilities (issues/expectations)
  • Motivate readers to adopt safety conscious attitudes and behaviours
  • Entertain as appropriate to capture the readers attention but so as not to offend
  • Not to exceed an A3 size and be able to be printed in both A4 and A3 sizes
  • Include the logos and names (abbreviations) of the University and participating Unions.
  • May include the phrase of ‘A joint initiative between the University and participating Unions’ or similar
  • Included pictorial information
  • Limited to no more than two printing colours
  • Entries are the property of the University of Western Australia


Poster one: Leitha Delves, Faculty of Arts, Multimedia Centre.

Poster One sought to inform about safety roles and responsibilities of the University, managers/supervisors and others in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Policy (September 2000). The policy is available on the web at: policy/osh.html It was not a requirement that all written information in the main policy be reproduced on the poster.

The winning entry for this poster category was submitted by Leitha Delves from the Faculty of Arts Media Centre. Below is her winning entry and Leitha receiving the award from Professor Alan Robson, Deputy Vice Chanceller on 13 February 2001.


Poster Two: Astrid Fackelmann, Photographic Unit.

Poster Two sought to focus on the rights and responsibilities of individuals (employees, students and contractors) to ensure they are informed and encouraged to be involved with safety and health issues. It further sought to make an important difference to ensure the University has and maintains effective safe systems of work. The poster encourages people to report all known or observed hazards, incidents and injuries. It includes for the main Crawley Campus the following contact numbers:

  • Emergencies 2222
  • Medical Centre 2118
  • Urgent minor maintenance 2025
  • UWA Safety and Health 3938
  • Security 3020

Selection Panel

A selection panel consisting of a representative from the University Safety Committee, UWA Safety and Health and one each from the three participating Unions decided on the winning posters.

Important Dates

The time line for the Safety Poster competition:

30/11/00 Complete promotion throughout the University.

  • UWA News (13/11/00 edition, page 14)
  • UWA Events List 16/11/00
  • UWA Events List 16/01/01

31/01/01 Competition closed.

09/02/01 Decision on winners.

13/02/01 Announcement and presentation of awards at morning tea function (10.15 am) after the University Safety Committee meeting on Tuesday 13/02 by Prof Alan Robson, Deputy Vice Chancellor.

09/03/01 Printing and distribution of posters completed. Publicise event in UWA News and Final report.

For further information contact the Safety & Health Office.