Skip to navigation Skip to content
Two students in safety gear sanding object in workshop

Health, safety and wellbeing 

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

Staff safety intranet

Learn more

UWA Safety and Health Policy

Learn more

Safety topics

Microscopic image of bacteria

Biological safety

When working with biological agents, knowledge of appropriate safety protocols and procedures is essential.

Learn more about biological safety

Electrical fusebox

Electrical safety

Ensure appropriate electrical safety procedures are followed when carrying out electrical activities.

Learn more about electrical safety

Two students in a lab

Laboratory safety

Those working in laboratories should be suitably trained, informed, instructed and supervised in accordance with the UWA Laboratory Conduct Code.

Learn more about laboratory safety

UWA security staff

Physical safety

Working in compliance with legislation, industry standards and best practice to ensure physical safety can be achieved by maintaining safe workplaces.

Learn more about physical safety

Woman adding waste to recycling bin

Waste management safety

The disposal of potentially hazardous wastes requires strict management to a high standard.

Learn more about waste management safety

Hazardous chemical waste

Chemical safety

Regulatory requirements are in place for the management of hazardous substances, dangerous goods, scheduled poisons and chemicals with a CAS.

Learn more about chemical safety

Students listening in workshop

Safety training

We are committed to providing comprehensive health and safety inductions and training to the highest standards.

Learn more about safety training

Person in protective gear removing asbestos

Hazards, incidents and emergencies

Early reporting of safety hazards, incidents and emergencies ensures prompt risk management, prevents risk exposure and minimises incident reoccurrence.

Learn more about hazards, incidents and emergencies

Two students conducting fieldwork in lake

Off-campus activities

Off-campus activities and fieldwork can involve exposure to hazards which require thorough planning and preparation.

Learn more about off-campus activities

Can't find what you're looking for? Refer to the appendix.

Cookies help us improve your website experience. By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies.