Absence from Work on Account of 'Catastrophic' or 'Extreme' Fire Danger Days FAQsWhat is a 'Catastrophic' or 'Extreme' Fire Danger day?What if I am required to leave work on account of a school closure or some other reason related to the Fire Danger Rating system?What forms of leave might be available to a staff member?What additional leave is available to volunteers who respond to an emergency on 'Catastrophic' or 'Extreme' Fire Danger Days?Academic Workloads FAQsWhere can I go for further information on Academic Workloads?Acting Appointment FAQsWhere can I go for further information on Acting Appointments?Additional Leave FAQsWhere can I go for further information on Additional Leave?Asbestos Management FAQsWhy are we cautious around asbestos?What is asbestos?What asbestos related activities are seen as increasing risk?What are the primary risk factors associated with asbestos?What do I do if I have been exposed to asbestos fibres?What is the difference between friable and non friable asbestos?How do I know if a material contains asbestos?What if you think there may be some asbestos in an area that is inaccessible ?What is the process if you think you have possibly disturbed asbestos?
Biological Safety Management - Autoclaves FAQs
What is an autoclave?What contributes to the effectiveness of an autoclave?What are the general guidelines for ensuring autoclave effectiveness?What do I need to know about autoclave bags?What do I need to know when autoclaving without an autoclave bag?What safety considerations should I implement when using an autoclave?What are the common pressures and times for autoclave?Biological Safety Management - Biological Hazard Management FAQsHow do I identify and classify biological hazards?What factors need to be considered when assessing hazards associated with biological materials?What control measures are relevant for biological hazards?What general information should I consider when working with laminar flow cabinets and biosafety cabinets and controlling biological hazards?What general information should I consider when working with pipettes and controlling biological hazards?What are Standard Precautions and how do they assist in controlling biological hazards?Where do I obtain additional information on biological hazard management? Biological Safety Management - Working with Animals FAQsWhat are the legislative requirements when working with animals?
What hazards can I be exposed to when working with animals?
How can I prevent or lower the risks when working with animals?
What other information should I know when working with animals?
How do I manage the disposal of animal carcasses/tissue, sharps and other waste?
What are Standard Precautions when working with animals?
What if I need further information on Working with Animals and Biological Safety Management?
Biological Safety Management - Working with Human Research Subjects and PatientsWhat are the basic biological issues when working with human research subjects and patients?How do I minimise the risk of infection when working with human research subjects and patients?What are standard precautions when working with human research subjects and patients?What personal hygiene is important when working with human research subjects and patients?What design features should the work area have when working with human research subjects and patients?What are the considerations if using sharps when working with human research subjects and patients?Where can I get information regarding biological emergency procedures, transportation and waste management when working with human research subjects and patients?Biological Safety Management - Vaccinations FAQsWhen are vaccinations required?Where do I obtain information about the vaccinations for the various occupational groups?What are the funding arrangements for vaccinations (including overseas travel)?What are the arrangements for Influenza vaccinations?Does the University Health Practice provide vaccinations?Can I refuse a vaccination if deemed required as part of my duties?Bringing a Representative/Support Person FAQsWhat is the University's responsibility in regard to a staff member bringing a representative/support person?What is the difference between a support person and a representative?When is a staff member entitled to a representative?When is a staff member entitled to a support person?Can the University refuse a staff member's request for a representative?Can the University refuse a staff member's request for a support person?What represents good practice for the University in regard to a staff member bringing a representative/support person?
Candidate Management FAQs
What candidate management strategies should I use for each recruitment process?Candidate Selection FAQs What should I consider when interviewing candidates?What strategies could I use to ensure candidates are shortlisted in a timely and effective manner?Chemical Safety Management - Air and Health Monitoring FAQs
When do I need to conduct air monitoring?What are the exposure standards for air contaminents?What is health monitoring and when is it required to be conducted?Which chemicals potentially require health monitoring because they may cause risk to health?What do I do if I am working with substances that potentially require health monitoring or any Category 1A and 1B toxicity (highly toxic), Category 1A, 1b and 2 carcinogens (highly carcinogenic substance)?Who is required to pay for air and/or health monitoring?What does the School need to do with the health monitoring report?Does the University need to keep health monitoring records?Chemical Safety Management - Cryogenic Substances FAQs
Why do cryogenic substances warrant special care?Is there anything I need to consider before handling and transporting cryogenic substances?How should I store cryogenic substances?What should you do in the event of an emergency with cryogenic substances?Chemical Safety Management - Cyanide FAQsAre there any reference materials I should read before working with cyanides ?Why do cyanides warrant special care?What should be considered before starting any experiment with cyanides?What general rules should be used when handling cyanides?How should I store cyanides?What should you do in the event of an emergency with cyanides?Chemical Safety Management - Emergency Safety Shower and Eyewash Testing FAQs
Which Australian standard outlines the testing requirements for emergency safety showers and eyewash facilities?How often are plumbed emergency shower, emergency eyewash and shower/eyewash combination units to be activated?Can the frequency of emergency safety shower and eyewash testing be varied?Where there are no drains in some areas, how can the emergency shower, emergency eyewash and shower/eyewash water be managed?Are emergency shower/eyewash units connected to the building/local area emergency alarm system?Are testing records required for emergency shower, emergency eyewash and shower/eyewash facilities?Chemical Safety Management - Fume Cupboards FAQs
What do I need to use a fume cupboard?If a fume cupboard is required what do I need to consider?Chemical Safety Management - Gas Cylinders and Compressed Gases FAQs
What are the general hazards of compressed gases?How do I identify the type of gas cylinder?What are gas regulators and the general rules for using them?What are the general rules for handling and using gas cylinders?What general rules should be used when storing gas cylinders?How do I transport gas cylinders?How do I dispose of gas cylinders?Chemical Safety Management - Hydrofluoric Acid FAQs Why does hydrofluoric acid warrant special care?What should be considered before starting any experiment with hydrofluoric acid?What general rules should be used when handling hydrofluoric acid?What should you do in the event of an emergency with hydrofluoric acid?Chemical Safety Management - Labelling Transition Arrangements FAQs
What chemicals are not required to comply with the full labelling requirements?What is the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)?What do I need to do with chemical labels before 31 December 2016?What do I need to do with chemical labels after 31 December 2016?What is required with chemical labels under GHS and WHS Regulations 2012 (SA)?Chemical Safety Management - Nanomaterial FAQs
What are nanomaterials?Why do nanomaterials warrant special care?What should be considered before starting any experiment with nanomaterials?What should be considered when conducting a risk assessment on nanomaterials?Is there health surveillance available for nanomaterials?How should I label nanomaterials?What should you do in the event of an emergency with nanomaterials?How do I dispose of nanomaterials?Chemical Safety Management - Peroxidisables and Explosives FAQsWhat are peroxidisables and why do they warrant special care?What precautions do I need to know about when working with peroxidisables?How should I store peroxidisables?What are explosives and why do they warrant special care?What precautions do I need to know about when storing and working with explosives?Can I transport explosives?How do I dispose of peroxidisables and explosives?Chemical Safety Management - Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS) FAQsWhat hazard information is contained in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?Chemical Safety Management - Workers and Reproductive Toxicity FAQs
What agents in the University can affect reproduction (fertility, pregnancy or breast feeding)?What does an "adverse effects on sexual function and fertility" mean?What does an "adverse effects on development of the offspring" mean?What does an "adverse effects on or via lactation for breastfeeding mothers" mean?How do I identify chemicals/substances that are toxic to reproduction or cause heritable damage?What does "No data available" mean in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)?What do I need to know about reproductive hazards if I am a male worker?What do men and women need to consider regarding their fertility and using radiation?What are the considerations when using radiation whilst pregnant?I'm a licenced radiation supervisor. What should I do if one of my workers informs me they are pregnant?What biological agents are pregnant women at risk from working with?What do I do if someone in my workgroup has contracted German measles, chicken pox or shingles and I am pregnant?What do I need to consider with Manual Handling (Hazardous Manual Tasks) whilst being pregnant?What level of noise exposure should be avoided whilst being pregnant?What do I need to consider regarding the excessive vibration during pregnancy?What factors should be considered regarding the temperature of the environment and pregnancy?What should I consider if I become pregnant and I work in a hazardous environment? e.g. laboratory, field work, etc?What do I do if I am a supervisor and my staff member/student has informed me they are pregnant?What are additional controls that can be considered when conducting a risk assessment during pregnancy?Children in the Workplace FAQsWhat activities do the Children in the Workplace FAQs apply to?Why might children be in the University workplace?What considerations need to be given to scenarios where children are enrolled in a course at the University?What considerations need to be given to scenarios where children are involved in outreach, engagement or marketing activity at the University?What considerations need to be given to scenarios where children are participating as subjects in research or teaching activity at the University?What considerations need to be given to scenarios where children are visiting the University with their parent or guardian?Are there situations where children should not be permitted in the workplace?Should I seek permission if I need to bring my child to or have my child in the workplace for part of the day?Are there any other University related documents/resources I should be aware of relating to Children in the Workplace?Confined Spaces FAQsWhat is a confined space?What is considered as 'entry' into a confined space?If entry into a confined space is required, then what do I need to do?What are the types of hazards associated with working in a confined space?How do I apply the principles of risk management to confined spaces?Do I need to conduct atmospheric testing and monitoring when entering a confined space?What is a confined space entry permit?What are the requirements for contractors entering a confined space?Do confined spaces need to be identified by signage?Is a standby person required when entering a confined space?What communication methods are considered appropriate for confined spaces?What confined spaces are Schools/Branches responsible for?What confined spaces records are Schools/Branches required to keep?Where can I get more information about confined spaces?Conflict of Interest FAQsWhat is a conflict of interest?How do I identify a conflict of interest?Where am I likely to come across a conflict of interest at the University of Adelaide?As a Head of School/Branch, what steps can I take to determine the nature of the conflict and to assess the materiality of the interest?As a Head of School/Branch, what steps can I take to manage the disclosure of a close personal relationship from a staff member?What can staff members and titleholders do to minimise conflicts of interest occurring?What options are available to manage, mitigate or eliminate a conflict of interest?Conflict of Interest - Gifts and Benefits FAQsWhat should be considered when offering and accepting gifts and benefits?What are some examples of appropriate gifts and benefits?What are some examples of inappropriate gifts and benefits?What if I am offered a travel upgrade as a gift or benefit?What if it is 'offensive' or 'inappropriate' to decline a gift or benefit?Convertible Academic Employment Contract FAQsWhat is the fixed-term Convertible Academic Employment Contract?When would I choose to emply a staff member under this category? How long can I appoint someone under this contract type? What is the probationary period for this type of contract? How do I manage performance under this contract type? Can this contract type be extended or can another such contract be offered?Can I bring this contract to an end sooner than the contract end date?
Disability - Information for Staff
How is disability defined?
What if I’m not able to do the tasks that make up the job due to my disability?
Will the University make reasonable adjustments to support me to manage my disability at work?
What changes to the workplace could be considered reasonable for the University to make to assist me with my disability?
If I have a temporary disability, does the University provide support and rehabilitation for non-work related injuries or illness?
What should I do if I wish to raise and discuss any issues in relation to my disability?
What if my disability is preventing me from working?
If my disability impacts on my ability to move around campus, where can I access information?
What do I do if I believe that I have been discriminated or harassed because of my disability?
Does the University have a Disability Action Plan?
Where can I obtain additional information and support if I have a disability (temporary or permanent) or I am supporting someone with a disability?
Where can I obtain information and support if I am supporting a student with a disability?
Drugs and Alcohol Related Incidents FAQs
Who has Work Health and Safety legislative responsibilities to ensure that any actions or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of the other persons at the workplace?
What should a worker do if they consider that another worker is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and may endanger another person or themselves?
What happens following a report that a worker is potentially under the influence of drugs or alcohol and may endanger another person or themselves?
Does an incident report need to be completed for a drug or alcohol related incident?
What happens if the drug or alcohol related incident places another person at serious risk or harm? Is this misconduct?
What happens if the person involved in the drug or alcohol related incident is a student?
What should I do if I am taking prescription medication which may affect my safety/work performance, or the health and safety of other persons and I am concerned that I could cause an incident?
Will confidentiality be maintained if I report that I am taking prescription medication which may affect my safety/work performance, or the health and safety of other persons?
Employee Assistant Program (EAP) FAQs
What is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)?
How might the EAP help me with workplace concerns?
How might the EAP help me during organisational change?
Who can use the EAP?
How much does the EAP service cost and is there a limit?
How can I access the EAP?
Where is the EAP?
How do I get to my EAP appointment?
How confidential is the EAP?
How should I prepare for my EAP appointment?
What should I expect during an EAP appointment?
What if I need longer-term or specialised support from EAP?
Events Safety Management FAQs
What activities do the Events Safety Management FAQs apply to?
How do I book an event?
What do I need to do when planning safety for an event?
What do I need to do on the day of an event?
What do I need to do after an event?
What records will I need to keep in relation to an event?
If I am an event coordinator do I need training to plan and run an event safely?
Are there any rules governing alcohol at events?
Do I need to consider insurance in relation to my event?
Is there any guidance available around the number of toilet facilities required at an event?
Are there other University related documents/resources I should be aware of in relation to events?
Fair Treatment - Discrimination FAQs
How do I identify unlawful discrimination?
Are there exemptions which allow discrimination in specific activities and/or areas?
How do I identify racial vilification and racist behaviour?
What is victimisation?
Where can I go for further information about discrimination?
Fair Treatment - Harassment and Workplace Bullying FAQs
How do I identify harassment and sexual harassment?
How do I identify workplace bullying?
What is not considered to be workplace bullying?
Where can I go for further information about harrassment and workplace bullying?
Fair Treatment - Inappropriate Behaviour FAQs
What is considered to be inappropriate behaviour?
What do I do if I believe that a person working for the University is behaving inappropriately?
What process is in place if a contractor's behaviour is inappropriate?
What resources are available to assist me if I feel unsafe on Campus?
What resources are available at the University of Adelaide to ensure staff issues relating to inappropriate behaviours by another staff member are actioned appropriately?
What support services are available to staff who have been involved with inappropriate behaviour?
Where can I go for further information about inappropriate behaviour?
Fair Treatment - Special Measures FAQs
What is a special measure?
Where can I go for further information about special measures?
Fair Treatment Contact Officers (FTCOs) - Information Sheet FAQs
What are Fair Treatment Contact Officers (FTCOs)?
Why are Fair Treatment Contact Officers (FTCOs) important?
What are the attributes required to be a Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO)?
What will a Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO) do?
What won't a Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO) do?
How does the Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO) role fit into the workplace?
Is contact with a Fair Treatment Contact Officers (FTCOs) confidential?
What information will a Fair Treatment Contact Officers (FTCOs) collect?
First Aid FAQs
What do I need to consider when assessing first aid requirements?
What first aid equipment is required?
Do first aid kits need to be of a particular design?
Where should first aid kits be located?
Who is responsible for restocking and maintaining first aid kids?
Are first aid signs required?
How are workers informed of First Aid procedures?
When should first aid requirements be reviewed and who should conduct the review?
What can we do with expired first aid supplies?
Hazardous Manual Tasks FAQs
What is a hazardous manual task?
What is a musculoskeletal disorder?
How can the risk of a musculoskeletal disorder resulting from a hazardous manual task be reduced?
Can I risk assess similar Hazardous Manual Tasks at the same time?
How do I control the risk of a Hazardous Manual Task?
How are control measures implemented for Hazardous Manual Tasks?
What happens if there is an incident/injury due to a Hazardous Manual Task?
Where can I find more information on hazardous manual tasks?
Hot Work FAQs
What is Hot Work?
Do I need to conduct a risk assessment before commencing Hot Work activities?
What qualifications and training is required to conduct Hot Work?
What do I need to do to perform Hot Work activities?
What are the requirements for performing Hot Work in welding bays?
What is a total Fire Ban Day?
Are there any requirements for performing Hot Work in confined spaces?
What is a Hot Work Fire Watcher and when is one required?
What is a Hot Work Fire Watcher's responsibilities?
Who is a Responsible Officer and what are their responsibilities in relation to hot work activities?
What action should be taken in the event of a fire emergency during hot work?
How do I report an Hot Work incident?
Incident Reporting and Investigation FAQs
Should I report all incidents/safety issues in the workplace?
What is an incident/safety issue?
Who should I notify in the event of an incident or urgent safety issue?
How do I report an incident/safety issue?
What should I do if someone is injured?
What should I do next?
Independent Contractors, Employees and ‘Sham’ Contracting Arrangements FAQs
When can I engage someone as an independent contractor?
'Sham’ contracting arrangements
Restrictions on Re-engaging Former University Staff as Independent Contractors
University Consultancy Service Agreements
Infectious and Communicable Diseases FAQs
What is the definition of an infectious disease and communicable disease?
What if the School/Branch is informed that a person has or may have an infectious or communicable disease?
What if I have an infectious and/or communicable disease?
What if my School/Branch is notified by the Department of Health regarding a staff/student that has contracted a notifiable condition?
What happens if a person in the University contracts a notifiable condition?
What happens in the situation of a pandemic?
Injury Management - Mental Health Advice and Support
What resources are available to Managers/Supervisors, staff and students should advice and/or support be required in relation to mental health illness?
For further information on mental health advice and support, who do I contact?
Injury Management - Rehabilitation for Non-Work-Related Injuries or Illness
When does the University of Adelaide support rehabilitation for non-work-related injuries or illness?
Why does the University need to provide reasonable adjustments for non-work-related injuries or illness?
If you have a non-work-related injury or illness, when should you ask for assistance, and who should you contact?
If you are the Manager/Supervisor of a staff member who has a non-work-related injury or illness, when should you ask for assistance and who should you contact?
What documentation is required, if non-work-related rehabilitation is supported by your School/Branch?
Do staff have to provide personal medical information, or a medical authority, if they are participating in a non-work-related rehabilitation program, or other support?
Is participation in a non-work-related rehabilitation program compulsory?
What personal medical information will be shared with the Manager/Supervisor when a staff member is being supported via a non-work-related rehabilitation program?
What personal medical information will be shared with the work colleagues of a staff member being supported via a non-work-related rehabilitation program?
Who pays the costs of treatment and rehabilitation expenses for non-work-related injuries/illnesses?
What if the Manager/Supervisor does not agree with the information provided by a staff member’s doctor in relation to the staff member’s capacity, when they are supported via a non-work-related rehab program?
What reasonable adjustments could be considered by a Manager/Supervisor, when a staff member is to be supported via a non-work-related rehabilitation program?
Injury Management - Work Related Injuries/Illness FAQs
How do I lodge a claim for Workers Compensation?
What are my rights and responsibilities in the Injury Management process?
Why do I need a Work Capacity Certificate from my doctor?
I have to travel to attend therapy, medical appointments, etc in order to obtain treatment for my injury/illness. Are travel expenses compensable under workers compensation?
One of my treatment providers sent an account to the University, but it has not been paid. Why?
I have an accepted workers compensation claim, but my treating doctor asked me to pay the account. What do I do now?
How long does it take to be reimbursed for medical expenses?
I have an accepted workers compensation claim and am not happy with my doctor's advice. What should I do?
I have an accepted workers compensation claim and have been cleared to work full hours, but I still need to attend medical appointments. When should I schedule the appointments?
What do I do if I disagree with the Claim Manager's decision to reject my workers compensation claim?
I do not like the way the Claims Manager is managing my workers compensation claim. Can I choose another Claims Manager?
I have an accepted workers compensation claim and have been referred for an independent medical examination by the Claims Manager. Do I have to go and what is it?
I have an open workers compensation claim. Can my weekly payments (income maintenance) be stopped?
What is a 'Seriously Injured Worker' in the context of the Return to Work Act (SA) 2014?
How do I know if I am a Seriously Injured Worker?
My treating medical practitioner is recommending a particular course of treatment or equipment (eg physiotherapy, surgery etc). How are these types of services/equipment approved by the University?
In the course of my work related injury some of my property was damaged. Can I be reimbursed?
I am currently receiving income maintenance payments and have a Recovery and Return to Work Plan but would like to take some annual leave from the University. Do I need to notify the Claims Manager?
Can I go overseas if I'm currently receiving income maintenance?
Are there any time limits to workers compensation entitlements?
My entitlement to medical expenses is coming to an end. I'm ok now, but my doctor says I'll need surgery in the future. Is this covered?
Who can I contact if I have any other questions about work related injuries and illness?
Job Advertisements FAQs
Do I always need to advertise a vacant position?
What do I need to consider when developing a job advertising strategy?
What job advertising media is available?
When is it appropriate to engage an external recruitment agency to advertise a job?
Laboratory and Workshop Safety FAQs
What should workers do before undertaking a hazardous process or using hazardous laboratory/workshop equipment?
In order to minimise the risk of injury, what type of clothing is suitable or not suitable for a laboratory/workshop?
To minimise the risk of injury, what type of general housekeeping and hygiene practices are expected in laboratories/workshops?
Are there any other general safety requirements for a laboratory/workshop to minimise the risk of injury?
Where can I go for further information about Laboratory and Workshop Safety?
Leaving the University FAQs
What steps should I take if I am ending my employment with the University?
What will I need to do prior to leaving the University?
As an academic staff member, what obligation do I have towards my students if I am ending my employment?
What handover is required by my supervisor when I am leaving the University?
Are there any items I need to return to the University prior to my last day of employment?
What do I need to do if I wish to maintain contact with the University after leaving (e.g. receive news publications and invitations to events)?
If I have a novated lease, what am I required to do prior to leaving the University?
Major Organisational Change (MOC) FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Major Organisational Change?
Manager's Fact Sheet for Responding to Academic Staff Member requests for Alternate Supervisors FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Responding to Academic Staff Member requests for Alternate Supervisors?
Managing a Temporary Vacancy or Leave of Absence FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Managing a Temporary Vacancy or Leave of Absence?
Managing Unsatisfactory Performance FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Managing Unsatisfactory Performance?
New Appointment Work Instructions for Hiring Coordinators FAQs
Where can I go for further information on processing New Appointments for Hiring Coordinators?
Off Campus Activity (including Field Work) FAQs
What activities do the Off Campus Activity (including Field Work) FAQ apply to?
Do all Off Campus activities require hazard management?
What do I need to consider when planning an off campus activity?
What do I need to consider prior to or on commencement of an Off Campus activity?
What should I do if there is an accident or incident during an Off Campus activity?
What might I need to consider doing after an Off Campus activity?
What safety records would be expected to be created in relation to an Off Campus activity?
What might I need to consider in relation to the provision of food during an Off Campus activity?
What might I need to consider in relation to alcohol consumption at an Off Campus activity?
What might I need to consider in relation to transportation to and from an Off Campus activity?
Is training required for staff involved in Off Campus activities?
Are there other University related documents/resources I should be aware of relating to Off Campus Activity?
Where can I find more information on Off Campus Activities?
Payroll Bonafides Review FAQs
What data do I need to review in the fortnightly reports?
What data do I need to review in the quarterly reports?
PDR - Planning, Development and Review FAQs
Why Plan, Develop and Review (PDR)?
What can I do to prepare for my PDR discussion?
Should my position description be reviewed as part of the PDR process?
How often should I have a PDR progress review?
Should PDR be conducted on an annual cycle or on my anniversary date?
Timing - why was the calendar year picked for PDR?
Is PDR a one off process or should there be regular conversations?
Do I have to have 3 PDR conversations?
Who will participate in the PDR process?
Who is responsible for conducting my PDR?
Do I have a PDR plan if I am on probation?
Do I need to participate in PDR if I'm a casual or job share staff?
What happens if my supervisor changes during the PDR cycle?
What should I do with PDR if the duties of my role have changed during the year?
What should I do with PDR if I have changed roles within the University?
What should I do with PDR if I have staff who have transferred from another area in the University?
When should I conduct PDR with my staff members if I have staff commencing out of line with the PDR cycle?
If my supervisor is going away over the time scheduled for PDR what do I do?
With direct reports who work between two managers, who will be the PDR owning manager?
What happens if my supervisor is not available for the PDR discussion by the due date?
If I didn't get the teaching relief support, can I be held accountable?
I was absent from work for 6 months. What does that mean for me and my PDR?
How do I record my PDR?
How do I submit my PDR for recording?
How will anyone know if my team or I don't participate in PDR?
When is PDR reported on?
Who is included in the PDR participation report? i.e. will my staff be included if they have been on a long period of leave?
If I have changed roles within the PDR cycle, how should I record my PDR?
What can I do if I disagree with my supervisor's comments on my PDR?
Will completing the PDR affect my salary increment?
Who can access my PDR plan?
Are there any other alternatives to the PDR resolution process if I disagree with my supervisor (regarding PDR)?
Is there a PDR dispute resolution process?
When there is a change in roles e.g. a direct report receives a promotion, what happens to their current PDR?
What happens if my PDR objectives change throughout the year?
What will happen if I haven't completed the PDR objectives that were agreed to last year?
If we meet our PDR objectives, do we have to do more and more with each successive year?
Can my supervisor tell me what to research when setting my PDR performance objectives?
What about areas where team PDR objectives are common?
How can I set objectives with my staff members if I haven't even had a PDR with my own supervisor?
How will I manage to fit PDR into my workload (Academic)?
What are the timeframes for PDR stages in 2016?
We are in the process of major change in my portfolio/unit - do the same PDR deliverables and expectations apply?
How are the Academic Role Statements used in PDR?
How are the Individual Academic Profiles (IAPs) used in PDR?
How and when will I gain access to my IAP?
What kind of support is available for PDR?
What if I haven't been trained in PDR?
Do I have to use a form for PDR?
Personal Protective Equipment - Breathing Protection FAQs
When should breathing protection be considered as a control measure?
What types of Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE) are available?
What are the selection, use and maintenace requirements of RPE?
What should i do if RPE affects communication?
Can RPE be shared by workers?
What instruction may be needed for RPE?
What are the storage requirements for Respiratory Protection Equipment (RPE)?
Where can I obtain further information about breathing protection?
Personal Protective Equipment - Eye Protection FAQs
When should eye protection be considered as a control measure?
Can I use my prescription glasses as eye protection?
What are some examples of hazards that require eye protection?
What instruction may be needed for eye protection?
What are the maintenance requirements for eye protection?
Where can I obtain further information about eye protection?
Personal Protective Equipment - Hand Protection FAQs
When should hand protection be considered as a control measure?
What are the limitations of gloves?
Can gloves cause an allergic reaction?
What type of gloves are available and how do I know which type of glove to select?
What instruction may be needed for hand protection?
What are the maintenance requirements for hand protection?
Where can I obtain further information about hand protection?
Personal Protective Equipment - Head and Face Protection FAQs
When should head and/or face protection be considered as a control measure?
What types of head and/or face protection are available?
What are the best techniques for care of safety helmets?
What should I avoid doing to safety helmets to improve their longevity?
Can I alter a safety helmet?
What instruction may be needed for head and face protection?
Who is responsible for the maintenance requirements for head and face protection?
Where can I obtain further information about head and face protection?
Personal Protective Equipment - Hearing Protection FAQs
When should hearing protection be considered as a control measure?
When is audiometric testing required?
Are there noise volume limits?
What types of hearing protection are available?
What effects can noise have at the workplace?
What should I do if I have concerns about noise exposure?
What should I consider when selecting hearing protection?
What instruction may be needed for hearing protection?
What are the maintenance requirements for hearing protection?
Where can I obtain further information about hearing protection?
Personal Protective Equipment - Protective Clothing and Footwear FAQs
When should protective clothing and footwear be considered as a control measure?
What types of protective clothing are available?
What instruction may be needed for protective clothing?
What are the maintenance requirements for protective clothing?
What are the storage requirements of protective clothing?
What should I do if I contaminate my protective clothing/lab coat?
When should protective clothing be worn?
Where can I obtain further information about protective clothing?
Plant/Equipment Safety Management - Acquisition, Installation and Commissioning FAQs
Why do I need to consider safety when purchasing or hiring plant/equipment?
What do I need to consider during the purchase/hiring, installation and commissioning of plant/equipment?
What are the obligations if the School/Branch supplies or leases plant/equipment to another organisation/person?
Where do I obtain further information on the purchase, hiring, installation and commissioning of plant/equipment?
Plant/Equipment Safety Management - Electrical Testing FAQs
What plant/equipment do you need to electrically test?
What if my School/Branch Head wants to test all electrical items?
What if my School/Branch Head wants to test electrical items but at a reduced frequency?
I have only a few items which require electrical testing and my electrical provider will not test them. What can I do?
I have electrical testing items but according to the decision tree they do not require electrical testing. Do I need an electrical plant register?
What are the electrical testing frequencies?
Do I need to test new electrical equipment?
I am not sure what the difference between kinking/coiling/wrapping and crushing/crimping a cord is?
What if a worker brings in personal electrical items from home?
What do I need to look for during my workplace inspections in regard to plant/equipment?
We have just had an accident involving an electrical item. What do I do?
What electrical testing rules apply to leased electrical equipment?
Plant/Equipment Safety Management - Vehicle Safety Management FAQs
In a University safety context, what are considered to be vehicles?
What uses of vehicles are not considered University work use, with regards to safety management?
What are the licensing requirements for vehicle operations, with regards to safety management?
Will vehicle safety requirements be different if I am driving anywhere other than South Australia?
What are the safety-related training requirements for vehicle operations?
What are the registration requirements for safe vehicle operations?
What are the maintenance requirements with regard to safety?
What are the vehicle safety requirements for aviation activities (including unmanned aircraft/drones)?
What are the safety requirements specific to experimental vehicles and testing of vehicles?
What safety considerations should be made when purchasing and selecting vehicles?
What safety considerations should be made for vehicle emergencies?
What are some common safety concerns when operating a University vehicle?
What safety considerations should be made in regard to driver/operator fatigue?
Pre-Employment Screening FAQs
Why do I need to undergo pre-employment screening?
What is a prescribed position?
Are there prescribed positions at the University?
Are there exemptions to the requirement for an assessment for prescribed positions?
I am acting in (or being seconded to) a prescribed position. Do I need to apply to the DCSI for an assessment and a letter of clearance?
I have arrived from overseas in the last 12 months and have been asked by my supervisor to apply to the DCSI for an assessment and a letter of clearance as I will be undertaking activities which involve students, some of whom are under 18 years of age. What do I need to do?
Why do I need to complete 'Child-Safe Environments - Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect' training (formerly known as Mandatory Notification Training)?
Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying and Harrassment FAQs
What behaviours are expected at the University in regard to workplace bullying and harassment?
What is workplace bullying?
What are some examples of behaviour that might be considered bullying?
What is the difference between bullying, harassment and discrimination?
What is NOT bullying?
Who does the HSW Handbook chapter on preventing and responding to workplace bullying and harassment apply to?
What can I do if I think I am being bullied or harassed?
What is a Fair Treatment Contact Officer (FTCO)?
What do I do if I am accused of bullying or harassment?
Can I still get help from the Employee Assistance Provider (EAP)?
Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying and Harassment - Support for Students
What support is available to students who have, or are currently, experiencing bullying or harassment (including sexual harassment and assault)?
What support is available to students who are dealing with or exposed to other issues or concerns?
How do students report an incident?
What happens when a student reports an incident?
Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying and Harassment - Support for staff in dealing with inappropriate student behaviour
What support is available for staff in dealing with inappropriate student behaviour?
Prevention of Falls FAQs
Is there a height specification relating to legislative requirements?
What specific requirements are to be addressed in order to meet the WHS Regulations 2012 (SA) for the management of the risk of a fall?
Are there any work activities that do not apply to the requirements outlined in 'What specific requirements are to be addressed in order to meet the WHS Regulations 2012 (SA) for the management of the risk of a fall'?
What hazards are associated with falls from one level to another and what control measures could be used?
Do I need approval to conduct work on a roof?
Do I need a licence to operate items of plant e.g. elevating work platform, scaffolding, dogging or rigging work?
Where can I find more information about Prevention of Falls?
Professional Staff Scholarship Program FAQs
Where can I go for further information on the Professional Staff Scholarship Program?
Provision of HSW information, training and instruction
What is the intent of HSW induction/orientation?
What type of information is included during HSW induction/orientation?
Is there a requirement for the information to be tailored to ensure that the worker understands the information in their induction/orientation?
What induction/orientation information is relevant for externally placed staff?
Following the initial induction/orientation, what level of supervision/assistance is required?
What records are required for local induction/orientation and what needs to be tracked on the School/Branch Training Plan?
Reward and Recognition FAQs
Why does the University of Adelaide reward and recognise outstanding achievement and performance?
Who is eligible to receive a reward and/or recognition?
What guidelines should a supervisor or manager consider when applying a reward?
When can outstanding achievement and performance be recognised?
Are there typical examples of the actions or behaviours that merit reward and/or recognition?
What form can informal reward and recognition take and when might it be applied?
What form can formal reward and recognition take and when might it be applied?
What form can formal University-wide reward and recognition take and when might it be applied?
Redeployment - Hiring Managers and Hiring Coordinators FAQs
What is redeployment?
When does the redeployment process commence?
What are my obligations to consider a redeployee if I have a vacant position available?
What is the definition of a 'suitable position' for a redeployee?
Who is responsible for funding the trial period for the redeployee?
What if the new position is at a lower classification than the redeployee's substantive salary position that has been declared redundant?
What are the specific steps in the redeployment process for the Hiring Manager/Coordinator?
Redeployment - Staff FAQs
What is redeployment?
When am I able to seek redeployment?
How do I indicate that I want to pursue the option of redeployment and become a redeployee?
Can I, as a redeployee, monitor vacancies that I wish to apply for?
What if I apply for a role, and am successfully appointed to another position in the University, before the effective redundancy date of my substantive position?
What will the University do when I notify them of my intention to seek redeployment?
If I, as a redeployee, am interested in a vacant position, what are the next steps?
If I am redeployed to a role, is it a permanent appointment?
What if the new position is at a lower classification than my substantive salary position that has been declared redundant?
What if I change my mind during the trial period and decide I wish to pursue Option 1 - Voluntary Redundancy and separate from the University?
How long can I pursue the redeployment option?
Can I seek a review by a Review and Appeals Committee regarding the Redeployment process?
Salary Increases FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Salary Increases?
Salary Increment FAQs
How do I determine an appropriate salary incremental step for a new staff member?
When would a staff member be eligible for an accelerated salary increment?
Who can approve an accelerated salary incremental step for an existing staff member and what is the process?
Can a staff member receive more than one accelerated salary increment within a twelve month period?
What happens when I reach the top incremental step of my classification level?
Where can I seek further assistance about salary increment?
Salary Packaging - Car Parking Fees FAQs
What are the general conditions and eligibility requirements for a staff member to salary package car parking fees?
How do I request a new car parking permit or renew my existing one?
Salary Packaging - General Conditions FAQs
What is the maximum percentage of my salary I can salary package?
Can the University terminate or change a salary packaging arrangement?
What sort of financial advice should I receive before entering into a salary packaging arrangement?
Salary Packaging - Motor Vehicle FAQs
Who can I arrange a salary packaging novated lease arrangement through?
What are the general conditions and eligibility requirements for a staff member to salary package a motor vehicle novated lease?
What sort of financial advice should I recieve before entering into a salary packaging arrangement?
Salary Packaging - Portable Laptop, Notebook Computer or Multiple Function Electronic Devices FAQs
What are the general conditions and eligibility requirements for a staff member to salary package their portable laptop, notebook computer, tablet or multiple function portable electronic device?
Can I salary package business related software which is used primarily for employment purposes?
What are the FBT, GST and Income Tax implications with salary packaging?
Can I sacrifice an item purchased overseas?
Can I sacrifice software I purchased over the internet?
Can I package internet or phone connection/use costs?
What are the processes and responsibilities for packaging a portable laptop, notebook computer, tablet or multiple function portable electronic device?
Salary Packaging - Superannuation FAQs
What are the general conditions and eligibility requirements for a staff member to salary package their superannuation contributions?
What administration costs are involved in salary packaging superannuation?
Are there any superannuation schemes that are unable to be salary packaged?
Schedule of Programmable Events (SPE) FAQs
What is the Schedule of Programmable Events?
Why is the completion of an SPE important?
How does the University use and maintain the SPE?
Does the School/Branch have to use the SPE templates provided within the HSW Handbook chapter?
What might a completed SPE look like?
Scholarly Teaching Fellows FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Scholarly Teaching Fellows?
Secondment Register - Hiring Managers/Hiring Coordinators FAQs
How can I access the secondment register?
I've checked the secondment register and have found a potentially suitable candidate for a secondment. What should I do?
Do I have to check the secondment register each time I advertise a position?
Will the secondment register mean I have to recruit to replace staff more often?
How do secondments benefit me as a manager?
Am I still able to advertise secondments?
Are secondments accessed via the secondment register merit-based?
Secondment Register - Potential Secondees FAQs
How do I register for secondment opportunities?
Why should I register for secondments?
Will I be able to indicate my interest in secondment and working in a specific area or level?
How will Hiring Managers know I am interested in secondments?
Do I need to tell my Manager I have registered for secondment?
Are secondments accessed via the secondment register merit-based?
Selection Criteria FAQs
What purpose do selection criteria serve?
What should I consider when developing selection criteria?
Smoke Free University FAQs
Why is the University smoke-free?
When did the University become smoke-free?
Where does the smoke-free initiative apply?
Who is affected by the smoke-free initiative?
What about being smoke-free in residential facilities?
What do I do if I notice an increase in cigarette waste on the University campus?
Is second hand smoke really harmful?
What happens if I continue to smoke on campus?
What happens if I refuse to stop smoking?
Will tobacco products be sold on University campuses or facilities?
What support will be provided to staff that wish to stop smoking?
Where can I find more information about smoke free university?
Staff Complaints FAQs
Where can I go for further information about Staff Complaints?
Staff Transfer to Another Position in the University FAQs
If I have applied for another fixed term or continuing position within the University do I need to resign from my current position?
Will I receive a new contract when I transfer to another position in the University?
What happens to my leave balance when I move into another position?
Are there any other actions I need to take when I move to another role in the University?
Will I need to go through induction again if I move to another role in the University?
If I am taking up a temporary secondment position, what process should I follow?
Does staff transfer apply to casual staff?
Student Placements FAQs
What are the health and safety legislative obligations of the host organisation, student and School whilst a student is on placement?
As a student on placement, what types of information and instruction might I expect to receive from the host organisation?
What happens if a student has an injury when they are on a placement?
What insurances are available when on a student placement?
Temperature Extremes in your Working Environment FAQs
What do you do if you have concerns about the temperature in your indoor working environment?
What action should I take if working in a Hot room (i.e. temperature controlled room)?
What are the symptoms of heat stress (Hyperthermia)?
What should I do if I think that a worker is suffering from heat stress?
What strategies are there if working in a cold working environment?
What strategies are there if there is constant cold (e.g. less than 9 degrees celsius) and wind exposure?
What are the symptoms of excessive cold (Hypothermia)?
What strategies should I consider if working outdoors in regard to tempareature extremes?
Where can I go for further information about temperature extremes in the working environment?
Travel Safety FAQs
Why do we need to consider the health and safety of staff and students who are travelling on University business?
What is considered to be a high risk travel destination and what are the travel advice levels?
Who needs to consider the health, safety and wellbeing implications of travelling to a high risk destination?
What do I need to do if my travel destination has a: Level 3 (Reconsider your need to travel); or Level 4 (Do not Travel)?
What happens if there is a change to the DFAT risk rating to a high risk travel rating when I am overseas?
What Travel Insurance services can I access?
Where can I find more information and advice on travel safety?
Where do I obtain more information on the Hazardous Travel Risk Assessment?
What is UniSafe?
How do I scan a QR code to install UniSafe?
How do I install UniSafe?
How do I log on to UniSafe?
How do I report a safety issue (including a hazard) in UniSafe?
How do I use UniSafe on my Samsung device?
Where can I get more help with UniSafe?
Workforce Management FAQs
Where can I go for further information on Workforce Management?