Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter June 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 Posters and Templates
  4. Events at UWA
  5. Chemical Corner - Chemical Waste Collection - Dr Laurton McGurk
  6. Staff News - David Thatcher
  7. University Safety Committee
  8. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters

Safety Related Training

  • Laboratory Safety Course: The next laboratory safety course will be held on Monday the 19th of July, in the Wilsmore Lecture Theatre (this is located next to the Bayliss building). The course runs from 9 am until 4:45 pm. The course is provided FREE by Safety, Health, & Wellbeing. As this date is in O-week and parking may be difficult at UWA. It is STRONGLY advised that you use public transport if you don’t have a UWA parking permit. To book your spot go to  and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

  • Laser Safety in Research Course (1/2 day) on Friday 13th August 2021

  • Unsealed Radioisotope Handling Course - COURSE NOW FULL (3 days) from 20th July 2021 in Room G25 Physics
    This is designed to provide participants with sufficient theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to safely handle radioisotopes in a research environment.All new unsealed radioisotope users at UWA are required to have attended and passed this course within the first year of using radioisotopes, preferably before they start such work.The course satisfies the training requirements for a licence for unsealed radioactive substances (research) under the Radiation Safety Act 1975.

  • Online Safety Induction now in LMS
    It is required for all staff to complete the Online Safety Induction every 3 years so if you are getting close, see instructions at:  

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RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training

Training at your location is available by request - contact Alex Scholz

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UWA COVID-19 Posters and Templates

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:

Event notifications must be made at least 10 working days BEFORE the scheduled event to ensure they can be properly reviewed. Event Notification Form

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Chemical Corner - Chemical Waste Collection - Dr Laurton McGurk


Waste Collection – Manifests due by 5pm Tuesday 13th July
Submit your manifests to me [email protected]  by 5pm Tuesday the 13th of July for the upcoming Chemical Waste Collection.
For this collection UWA Safety and Health will cover half the costs up to $1000 per manifest.
Your HoS or technical manager can supply the manifesting form and instruction guide.
Those dodgy old bottles older than me….. or Lyall! The collection of “might use it some time’s” you inherited with the lab.
Dust off your manifesting skills. Fill out those DG columns. Those UN numbers!
Satisfaction guaranteed - or double your waste back!

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Staff News - David Thatcher

One of our Safety Advisers, David Thatcher has left UWA, pleased phone Ex 3938 for assistance with any safety issues

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on Tuesday 6th April 2021. The next meeting is to be held on Wednesday 14th July 2021.
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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