Health & Safety

Workplace Health & Safety Information

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In case of emergency call:
4221-4900 (x4900) or dial #1 from any campus security telephone
For security escorts or enquiries call: 4221-4555 (x4555)

Emergency services i.e. Ambulance/Police or Fire dial 000 or
0-000 from a University phone. 

Field Work Information

  1. Fieldwork Flow Chart [PDF]
  2. Fieldwork Risk Assessment Form [DOC] [PDF]
  3. Fieldwork Risk Assessment - How to Guide [PDF]
  4. UOW Fieldwork Guidelines [PDF]
  5. Fieldwork Participant Acknowledgement Form [PDF]
  6. Volunteer Acknowledgement [PDF]
  7. Complete an CSES Vehicle induction (if using vehicles) 

Remote Field Work 

Remote field work relates to (1) Medical assistance is more than 1hr away, (2) Low mobile phone coverage - full signal not guaranteed, (3) No vehicle access (i.e. bushwalk).

  1. Field Emergency Action Plan [PDF]
  2. EPIRB Field Work Emergency Register [PDF]

Marine Based Field Work

  1. Marine Emergency Action Plan (MEAP) [PDF]
  2. EPIRB Field Work Emergency Register [PDF]
  3. SCUBA diving operations manual [PDF]
  4. Dive Register [PDF]
  5. Snorkeller Register [PDF]
  6. Boat Use Form  [PDF]
  7. Kayak Register [PDF]
  8. Boat Trip Log  [PDF]
  9. Safety Management System  [PDF]
  10. MAARA Operation and Emergency Procedures (MOEP) [PDF]
  11. MOEP Quick Reference Guide [PDF]

Additional marine and remote field based documents 
Go to https://moodle.uowplatform.edu.au/ to self enrol
Select: SMAH Workplace Health and Safety induction (TRNG224_14)

General Forms and Documents

Field Safety Gear available for general use [PDF]
CSES 4WD and School vehicle hire procedures [PDF]
Motor vehicle Use and hiring form [PDF]

For further information please contact:

Alan Champion
Operations Manager
02 4221 4808

Melinda Chylinski
Health & Safety Advisor (WHS Unit)
02 4221 4365

Margaret Phillips (Mon,Tues,Thurs)
BioSafety Officer
02 4221 5148 

Last reviewed: 17 November, 2017