Health and safety management system Framework

The safety of staff, students and visitors to our campuses and facilities is a key priority.

We have a Health and Safety Management System in place to ensure we are regularly assessing and making changes to reduce risks to ensure everyone can return home from our university safely.

This management system is based on the Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 4801:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems - specification with guidance for use.

The Health and Safety Management System is an outline of how we approach work health and safety at UON. It includes our:

Supporting the Health and Safety Management System Framework is a range of IT systems and business processes – like Discover, ChemWatch, online incident reporting, HRonline, Maximo, Travelportal and Fraedom.

KRA 1.1: Hazardous Substances & Dangerous goods (under review) - Refer to the Chemical Management Procedure.

KRA 1.2: Gene Technology (being developed) - Refer to Laboratory Safety.

KRA 1.3: Fieldwork (PDF, 158 KB)

KRA 1.4: Plant and Equipment (PDF, 89 KB)

KRA 1.5: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (PDF, 71 KB)

KRA 1.6: Noise Management (PDF, 56 KB)

KRA 1.7: Laboratory Safety (PDF, 132KB)

KRA 1.8: Biological Hazards and Infection Control (being developed) - Refer to Laboratory Safety.

KRA 1.9: Radiation Management (being developed) - Refer to the Radiation Management Plan

KRA 1.10: Scuba Diving / Water Based Activities (PDF, KB)

KRA 1.11 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA/drone) use (PDF, 278KB)

Additional resources

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.