Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter February 2021

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.

Further Information

  • UWA Smoke Free
  • Become a first aid officer
  1. Safety Related Training
  2. RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training
  3. UWA COVID-19 Induction Training
  4. Events at UWA
  5. UWA Drone Induction Session 11th March
  6. Staff Movements - Safety and Health is now at 39 Fairway
  7. University Safety Committee
  8. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters

Safety Related Training

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RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training

Training at your location is available by request - contact David Thatcher

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UWA COVID-19 Awareness Induction Training

Before returning to campus, staff and HDR Students must complete the UWA COVID-19 Awareness and Induction. If you have already resumed working on campus/site, you should complete the induction (a short video which will help you stay safe). Managers will ensure completion and clarify any queries.  

Useful posters and template below:

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Events at UWA

With activities on Campus returning to near normal there are requests for how to run events in the current climate.

The latest version of the UWA Covid-19 Events Checklist:

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UWA Drone Induction Session 11th March


To all UWA staff using drones for research and teaching:

Science will run a UWA Drone Induction session on Thursday 11th March 1pm-2pm Location - GGGL: [ 107] Woolnough Lecture Theatre.

This will help give you the information about how to go about using drones for teaching and research. There is the option to then complete the drone induction and also a flight competency assessment at UWA Sports Park (McGillvray Oval, Mt Claremont), that will allow you to use <2kg drones under standard conditions as part of your teaching or research, through your normal fieldwork channels.

Any questions on drone use, registration, UWA processes, technical assistance questions, please contact: [email protected]

Drone Registration

  • The new CASA Drone registration is in place (active from January 28th 2021).
  • All drones in Australia must now be registered by law (unless flying as a model aircraft and for recreation at a CASA-approved model airfields)
  • You now face a personal fine of $11,100 fine for flying an unlicensed drone.

I want to use a drone for teaching or research…what do I do????

  • Register any drone you have bought to use for teaching or research with CASA (get your own ARN and register against that) via the CASA registration page  (….and don’t forget any personal ones as well 😊…all drones in Australia must now be registered)
  • Attend an induction session plus flight competency.
  • Use the drone for teaching and research through your normal fieldwork processes (after the induction).

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Staff Movements - Reminder - Safety and Health are now at 39 Fairway on level 4

We moved late 2020 to join Campus Management

Safety and Health mail box number is now M458

Phone number 6488 3938

Email: [email protected]

NOTE: Health and Wellbeing now under Human Resources at 55 Broadway.

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on Wednesday 14th October 2020. The next meeting is TBA.
Approved minutes from previous meetings are available from the Safety, Health and Wellbeing website.  

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Previous Safety, Health and Wellbeing Newsletters

For those who have missed out on our earlier editions, copies of previous newsletters can be obtained from the following web site: . All are encouraged to distribute relevant safety information in your workplaces.

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