Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Non-ionising radiation

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.

You should be aware of all the procedures to be followed when working with non-ionising radiation.

Ultraviolet light/transilluminators
Transilluminators are a source of potentially hazardous ultraviolet (UV) radiation. As a prescribed electronic device under the Radiation Safety Act 1975, they must be registered with the
Office of Safety and Health, and the Radiological Council.
Ultraviolet transilluminators working rules
The perspex shield supplied should be closed whilst the UV light is on.
Microwave ovens
Do not operate the microwave oven if it is damaged or does not operate properly. It is imperative that the oven door seals properly and that there is no damage to the door seal, hinges, latches or oven surfaces.
Wireless LAN RF safety
A LAN (Local Area Network) connects host computers and information processing terminals in offices, factories, and etc. It also connects terminals mutually.