Training and Induction
The School of Molecular & Biomedical Science has a duty of care to provide a safe workplace for all staff and students.
All persons working in areas of the University, controlled by this School, will need satisfy the School that they have the appropriate skills and understanding to work safely. To this end all "new" staff, students and visiting workers will have a safety induction and specific training as required.
All new staff and students must undertake a School Safety Induction and a Local Area Induction prior to commencing laboratory work. This includes the following:
- Any new staff member or student
- All PhD and Honours students
- Visiting Researchers
- Undergraduate students working in a laboratory without immediate and constant supervision.
Any person visiting from other institutions wishing to use the School's facilities and/or equipment must also undertake a relevant induction. Please read the document Safety for Casual Users of the School's Facilities for more information.
All new staff and students at the School must also complete the University's Stay Healthy, Stay Safe Induction. When the induction has been read personnel MUST complete the simple web based form to signify that they have read and understood the document.
Within the School, there are roles which include an OHS responsibility to attend external training. This includes the Chief Warden, Deputy Chief Warden, Emergency Warden, Designated First Aid Representative and Radiation Officer.
If you wish to become an Emergency Warden or First Aid Representative, contact the School Health and Safety Officer for more information.
Other University OHS training available is listed as follows:
- HSW for Academics/Managers/Supervisors
- OHS Committee Training
- Hazard Management
- Risk Assessment
- Workplace Inspections
- RMSS Training (the School's Risk Management Safety System)
To enrol for any of these training courses, follow this link to the University's Training Schedule.
We encourage all Supervisors to attend the HSW for Academics/Managers/Supervisors course.
All Undergraduate Students must abide all School Laboratory rules and regulations. Demonstrators and Supervisors must provide health and safety information to all students under their supervision. The School has a statement that provides information to all Staff, Demonstrators and Supervisors on safety in Undergraduate Teaching Laboratories. Please read this document carefully.
Safety regulations and the University Policy demands that management and supervisors analyse the training requirements of their staff and/or students, arrange any required training and record the completed training.
Each Research Group and Professional Staff have a dedicated Training Records spreadsheet called the Training Needs Analysis. This document contains an up to date record of training currently undertaken by all staff and students and also identifies what training is required looking forward.
Currently, these documents are held and maintained by the School Health and Safety Officer, however; they will be sent to Supervisors and Group Leaders on a regular basis for review.
This is an extremely helpful tool to ensure that everyone has the training that they need to do their job and research in a safe manner and in a safe environment.
Feedback on the MBS HSW Web or its contents may be e-emailed to the MBS HSO.