Health, Safety and Wellbeing

The University's Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Team provides support to the University community on all safety, injury management and wellbeing activities.

The University has prepared a Coronavirus FAQ for staff and students. This page will be updated as the situation changes.

New Wellbeing website

A new website has been launched to promote the revised Wellbeing Framework. Subscribe to the Wellbeing@Adelaide newsletter to keep informed.

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HSW intranet

Login to the HSW intranet to access content restricted to University of Adelaide staff including information on Chemwatch, Injury management,  HSR, FTCO and the Community of Practice portals. 

Report a safety issue

Reporting in UniSafe is fast and easy!

For instructions on how to download and use the app, visit the UniSafe webpage.

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Fair treatment contact officers (FTCOs)

FTCOs are a confidential contact point for advice about bullying, sexual harassment or discrimination.

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Health and wellbeing during COVID-19

Our COVID-19 website provides you with a toolkit of tips, activities and opportunities relating to healthy minds, healthy bodies, healthy families and healthy finances.

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HSW news



Workplace exposure standards review

Safe Work Australia is reviewing the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants to ensure they continue to be based on high quality, contemporary evidence and supported by a rigorous scientific approach.



Revised FAQS – PPE: hand and arm protection (V2.0)

The information on the PPE FAQs for hand and arm protection have been reviewed, to ensure the HSW guidance information is correct and aligns with current hazard management requirements and responsibilities.  



Revised FAQS – Student Placement (V4.0)

The information on the Student placement FAQ has been reviewed to ensure the HSW guidance information for student placements is correct.  The only minor change to the current information is the addition of the requirement for any incidents/injuries to be reported to the University using the UniSafe app or on-line reporting system.



Revised FAQs – Smoke-free University (V5.0)

The information on the Smoke-free University FAQ has been revised to assist staff, students and those who share our workplace to understand and implement the requirements for a Smoke-free University and the Smoke-free Handbook chapter.



HSW Stakeholder Consultation - Drone Safety Management (V2.0)

The revised HSW Handbook Chapter “Drone Safety Management” has now been posted on the HSW Website.



HSW Stakeholder Consultation - Revised Hazard Management chapter (4.0)

A minor revision to the current Hazard Management chapter (V3.1) (sections 3.2 and 4.1) has been made, to ensure the Head of School/Branch or Executive Dean/Division Head raises a risk under the University’s Risk management framework, for any high/very high residual risk activities (i.e. where they are intending to authorise the activity as documented).