Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Faculty of Engineering, Health, Science and the Environment

We have a range of safety procedures and plans located under, and complementary to the university wide health and safety policies.

EHSE Fieldwork Process

Faculty staff and students are required to follow this process for any field work and travel that involves more risk than 'normal' Movement Requests for Official Travel (where 'normal' travel might involve travel to a metropolitan area for meetings, training courses/conferences, and practicum and professional work placements).
Certain site visits may be considered fieldwork. Refer to the documents below or contact your WHSC representative for assistance determining whether your trip involves fieldwork.

EHSE Fieldwork and Site Visit GuideOne-stop guide to Fieldwork Process. Includes flowchart, guide to paperwork, hazard categories and examples checklist and emergency contacts register
EHSE Fieldwork Risk AssessmentCompulsory form, may be completed once every 12 months for ongoing activities involving the same level of risk
EHSE Fieldwork Plan Compulsory form. Itinerary completed by Onsite Activity Leader. Contains information needed for recovery process in event of emergency
EHSE Participant FormCompulsory form to be completed by all staff, students and volunteers involved in fieldwork once every 12 months
CDU Movement Request for Official Travel For all travel >50km away from base
DFAT Memo and DeclarationFor all travel to an overseas destination on level 3 advisory ("reconsider your need to travel") from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
EHSE Fieldwork Manual Information about potential fieldwork hazards, risks, codes of conduct and protocols
Risk Assessment Exemplar 1 Risk Assessment completed for the Daly River
Risk Assessment Exemplar 2 Risk Assessment completed for Gove - Dylan Campbell, Dionisia Lambrinidis, Francoise Foti (Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology Unit - ECMU)
Risk Assessment Exemplar 3 Risk Assessment completed for Wastewater ponds
Satellite Phone and EPIRB VideoVideo Guide on how to operate Satellite Phone and EPIRB


EHSE Laboratory Health & Safety Induction Checklist

Checklist for performing and documenting safety inductions for laboratories
EHSE Biosafety & Radiation CommitteeThis Committee aims to minimise the risk of staff, students and visitors acquiring infectious disease as a result of EHSE workplace activities, minimise the risk of release into the environment of organisms that should be contained, assist with compliance with statutory requirements relevant to biosafety, and be a platform for discussion of biosafety assurance and a forum for communication and consultation with Darwin Region's Institutional Biosafety Committee
EHSE Biosafety ManualContains information and procedures applicable to EHSE staff, students and volunteers engaged in work in Physical Containment level 2 (PC2) laboratories and quarantine work in building Yellow 2 and Yellow 3, Casuarina Campus

Cyclone Plans

2017 - 18 EHSE Cyclone Action PlanThe Faculty Cyclone Action Plan is implemented when campuses are subject to a cyclone warning or watch. Schools and business units within the Faculty may have more specific action plans to implement at the same time.
2017 - 18 SEIT Cyclone Action PlanSchool of Engineering & IT Cyclone Action Plan
2017 -18 SOH Cyclone Action PlanSchool of Health Cyclone Action Plan
2017 - 18 SPCS Cyclone Action PlanSchool of Psychological & Clinical Sciences Cyclone Action Plan
2016 - 17 SENV/RIEL Cyclone Action PlanSchool of Environment Cyclone Action Plan

2017 - 18 Technical Services Cyclone Action Plan

EHSE Technical Services Cyclone Action Plan

Work Health Safety Inductions - Schools and Research Institutes and Centres within the Faculty have health and safety procedures and resources specific to their areas.