Health and Safety policies and framework

UWA Work, Health and Safety Policy (WHS) outlines the University’s duty of care and commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all persons at the University.

  • Safety and Health Policy
  • Safety and Health Leadership and Governance Framework
  • Safety and Health Commitment

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Injury and incident reporting

When an incident, hazard or near miss occurs and/or a person has been injured you must immediately lodge a report in the UWA Incident Portal (Camms).

What do I need to do?

Camms Incident Portal

Managing asbestos and other hazardous materials

  • Before undertaking capital/minor works or alterations to UWA buildings, all staff, consultants and contractors must access the UWA Asbestos Materials Register. A copy is available by contacting Helpdesk on 6488 2025
  • A Work area access permit must be completed for any works/alterations that have the potential to disturb hazardous materials.
  • All works or alterations to buildings that have a medium-to-very-high risk of disturbing hazardous materials will be required to be undertaken in accordance with the Asbestos Management Procedure and will require a Risk Management Plan to be developed by an accredited consultant (an asbestos assessor) and/or licensed hazardous materials contractor (an asbestos removalist).
  • In the case where asbestos containing materials have been disturbed, damaged or are deteriorating, the Asbestos Emergency Response Process must be followed.
  • Campus Management will fund the costs incurred for monitoring, testing, management and removal of asbestos during maintenance work. If during construction works, costs will be awarded to the project.
  • Staff who are concerned that asbestos or other hazardous material has been disturbed should contact Helpdesk on 6488 2025 to arrange monitoring, testing and remediation works.

Responsible person Requirements
Campus Management Safety Officer
  • Maintain and make accessible the UWA Asbestos Materials Register for all buildings with identified asbestos containing materials (ACM).
UWA Works Managers
  • Review the UWA Asbestos Materials register and Maximo work orders for identifiaction of any ACM within the scope of works.
  • If ACM is identified raise a Work area access permit and send to Campus Management Safety Officer for processing.
Campus Management Safety Officer
  • Review scope of works and advise on asbestos removal and risk management procedures required.
UWA Works Managers
  • Notify occupants details of any asbestos related workds and access restrictions. Removal activities will be conducted in a way that minimises disruption to operations and at appropriate times with limited public exposure. Preferably on weekends or during University holidays.
Campus Management Safety Officer/UWA Works Managers
  • Oversee any required asbestos removals or implementation of risk management controls in accordance with legislative requirements and in consultation with the engaged independent competent persons and removalists.
Campus Management Safety Office
  • Arrange control and clearance monitoring by an independent competent person and report clearance to occupants when safe to reoccupy area.
  • Keep records of all asbestos related works and update the UWA Asbestos Materials Register.

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