South Western Sydney Clinical School

Training

Any person who works in South Western Sydney Clinical School must be inducted into the school, and laboratory  where relevant, by their supervisor or delegate and complete health and safety training relevant to the type of work they will be doing.

This applies to volunteers, visiting workers, contractors, students and staff. The level of training required will depend on the type of work, experience and expected length of stay with the School in the Sydney South West area.

Induction

  • Supervisor completes office induction form and lab induction form (where relevant).
  • Any visitors can be inducted using the Visitors Induction Form.
  • Once the lab induction form is completed, the individual can be granted access to the lab but must only work under supervision until formal training has been completed.
  • Equipment custodian trains individuals on how to use different equipment in the lab. Once this is completed and the individual is deemed competent they may use the equipment.
  • Supervisor informs the individual of any pre-employment medical assessments that are needed e.g. lung function testing for people working with animals
  • Supervisor and individual discuss training needs using the Individual Training Plan.
  • Complete mandatory health and safety training ergonomics on line and HS awareness training.
  • Complete workstation assessment checklist and adjust your chair.
     

Training

Training for Honours/ILP/Postgraduate students

  Course Name Requirement How to enrol
All students WHS Awareness (online) Mandatory Complete this form.
  Ergonomic (online) Mandatory Complete this form.
Lab-based students (the above courses plus those listed here) Lab Safety Awareness - Students (online) (Includes hazardous substances) Mandatory Complete this form.
  Green lab - environmental training (online) Mandatory Email z-ID to: a.korlimbinis@unsw.edu.au
  Biosafety for PC2 (classroom) Mandatory for working in PC2 labs MyUNSW training registration
  Gene Technology (working with GMOs) (classroom) Mandatory for GMO workers (not necessary for short-term students e.g. summer placements) MyUNSW training registration
  Ionising Radiation (classroom) Mandatory for radiation workers MyUNSW training registration

Training for all others

  Course Name Requirement How to enrol
All WHS Awareness (online) Mandatory Automatic enrolment for staff after their first pay-day. Otherwise email z-ID to: ohs@unsw.edu.au
  Ergonomic (online) Mandatory Automatic enrolment for staff after their first pay-day. Otherwise email z-ID to: ohs@unsw.edu.au
Lab-based (the above courses plus those listed here) Lab Safety Awareness (classroom) Mandatory MyUNSW training registration
  Green lab - environmental training (online) Mandatory Email z-ID to: a.korlimbinis@unsw.edu.au
  Hazardous substances (classroom) Mandatory for working with chemicals MyUNSW training registration
  Biosafety for PC2 (classroom) Mandatory for working in PC2 labs MyUNSW training registration
  Gene Technology (working with GMOs) (classroom) Mandatory for GMO workers MyUNSW training registration
  Ionising Radiation (classroom) Mandatory for radiation workers MyUNSW training registration

Supervisors Training

Anyone who supervises staff or students (e.g. honours, ILP, post-grad students) must attend H&S for Supervisors training. There are 2 courses available, one for lab-based supervisors (3hrs) and another for non-lab based supervisors (1.5hrs). Enrol through MyUNSW for dates for the next training session.

Committee Training

All members of the H&S consultation committee must attend a 2-day training course. Enrol through MyUNSW

Animal Ethics Training

The Grants Management office provides various animal ethics training courses, for details see their website.

This course also includes a component for use of Schedule 8 drugs. In 2012 and early 2013 the S8 drugs training was held as a separate course, all future Animal Ethics training should now include this component.

Contacts

Vincent D’cruz, Workplace Health & Safety Coordinator
South Western Sydney Clinical School
Level 2, Thomas & Rachel Moore Building, Liverpool Hospital
Phone: (02) 8738 3846
Fax: (02) 8738 3846
Email: vincentd@unsw.edu.au

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