Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

Newsletter May 2020

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 2020
  2. RiskWare - Online Hazard and Incident Reporting - Training
  3. UWA COVID-19 Induction Training
  4. UPDATE for Off-Campus Activities and Inter-regional Travel Approval Requirements and Guidance
  5. Alcohol Based Sanitiser Caution
  6. Staff Movements - New Safety Manager
  7. University Safety Committee
  8. Previous Safety and Health Newsletters

Safety Related Training

  • Online Safety Induction
    It is required for all staff to complete the Online Safety Induction every 3 years so if you are getting close, log into ELMO and tick it off before you get reminders in your inbox.
    Also available at the above link are courses on Bullying in the Workplace and Sexual Harassment Awareness.

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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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UPDATE for Off-Campus Activities and Inter-regional Travel Approval Requirements and Guidance

Due to the constant evolving of restrictions on travel in Western Australia due to COVID-19 the approval requirements and guidance notes have been updated.
See recent updates at:

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Alcohol based Sanitiser Caution

a. When using the alcohol-based hand gel sanitisers, ensure the gel is given suitable time to fully dry/evaporate
b. Avoid touching any surface until the gel has fully dried. Any form of ignition source has the potential to cause the gel to ignite and cause burns. This includes metal surfaces with potential static charge.
c. If unsure about using the alcohol-based sanitisers, washing hands with hot soapy water has the same effect as the hand gel.

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Staff Movements - New Safety Manager

On Tuesday 2nd June we welcomed our new manager Michael Janscak.
Michael has accumulated over twelve years’ experience in the field of occupational health and safety and has spent the past eight years working in managerial roles for the St John of God Health Care Group.

Sean Ashton is now in his new role as Health and Wellbeing Manager, located in Human Resources 55 Broadway. His team members are Kirrily Robson, Sally Bigwood and Sarina Hilton.

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University Safety Committee

The University Safety Committee last met on 3rd December 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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