Working Safely

The School has specific rules about conduct in laboratories.  These are to promote safety at work.

UNSW has guidelines for Health and Safety

Safe work procedures (SWP) describe how a particular task should be safely undertaken.

SWPs have been developed for a number of different tasks performed in the various laboratories around the School. It is imperative that staff and students follow SWPs which are located near to the relevant equipment in the laboratories.

The University's Safe Work Procedures Form (OHS026) should be used when completing a Safe Work Procedure. Whenever a new piece of equipement is purchased and will identify if a new SWP is required.  All new SWPs should be handed to the School OHS Officer, Zhenyu Liu. All SWPs should be regularaly reviewed and updated as new activities are undertaken.