Discipline of Electrical Engineering
Revised February 2020
This is the online Safety Manual for the Discipline of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Newcastle, Australia. This manual was produced in response to requirements of the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act, relevant Regulations, and the various WHS Policies of The University of Newcastle.
The School of Electrical Engineering and Computing:
is committed to providing an integrated system of safety incorporating instruction, examination and review to ensure a safe and productive laboratory environment for its staff, students and visitors.
recognises the requirements and obligations of the N. S.W. Occupational Health and Safety Act and accompanying Regulations, actively seeks to comply with them, and welcomes feedback and advice on its practices and procedures.
will strictly enforce all of the procedures set down for safe working in its laboratories, and will deny access to persons who do not comply with those procedures.
views the opportunity of working unsupervised in its laboratories as a privilege, and not as a right.
WHS Goals for 2020:
All academic, technical and administrative staff within the Discipline of Electrical Engineering & Computing will complete the Lab Induction.
At least 2 inspections of laboratories will be conducted during the calendar year.
All forms for WHS within the Discipline of Electrical Engineering & Computing will be paperless with electronic signatures.
Unsupervised work without the appropriate access authorisation is not permitted in any of the Electrical Engineering laboratories. This includes the computing laboratories.