Work health and safety

We are a healthy university. The health and safety of everyone on our campuses and facilities is a major priority. We do all we can to make sure our University is somewhere staff, students and visitors feel safe and protected at all times.

Information about COVID-19

Please see In the Loop and the Alerts page for regular updates and the Toolbox page for health and safety related documentation and resources.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy 2019- 2021

Please see the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy 2019-2021.

Information for Students:

It is important to report all injuries, illnesses, hazards and near misses as soon as reasonably possible. If you notice a hazard or are involved in an incident and you are a HDR student you can log a report in AIMS, if you are an undergraduate student please inform a member of University staff so they can log a Health and Safety Incident Report on your behalf. Alternatively, contact the Health and Safety Team directly at usafe@newcastle.edu.au or call 4033 9999 and select number 5.


SAFETY ALERTS

From time to time the University may issue a safety alert as a reminder or as advised by relevant authorities. These are important and any advice should enacted immediately.

June 2020 - Safe use of sit/stand, height adjustable desk (PDF, 349KB)

May 2020 - Residual Current Devices (RCD) (PDF, 317KB)

May 2020 - Home smoke detector (PDF, 177KB)

August 2019 - Reporting an incident (PDF, 148KB)