Workplace Health & Safety (WHS) for students and staff is of utmost priority at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.
Please read below for more information.
Learn more at the central UNSW Health & Safety website.
Report all emergencies - 9385 6666
Stay calm and advise others
Phil Allen, Room 347, 9385 4504
Roy Zeng, Room G15, 9385 5507
Olivia Huang, Room 103, 9385 4001
Gladys Fong, Room 103, 9385 4000
Emilio Saliba, Room 103, 0407 891 368
India Forbes, Room LGQ07, 9385 1084
Emergency evacuation procedures What should you do if the alarm sounds while you are in the Electrical Engineering Building?
You do not need to deal with WHS matters alone. Talk to someone. The following staff are available to provide advice about the specific WHS hazards listed.
For information on other hazards, please access the central Safety website.
In addition, the School's HSE Advisor, Emilio Saliba, is available to help with all Health and Safety related questions.
Each School has specific rules about conduct in laboratories to promote safety at work.
The following general rules apply to ALL laboratories in the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications:
Research Laboratory Users:
Users of EE&T research laboratories who have any form of equipment setup (for fabrication, experiments, measurements or other) must display a filled-in Activity Detail Sheet next to their setup (Activity Detail Sheet docx, Activity Detail Sheet pdf).
Safe work procedures (SWP) and Risk Management Forms (RMF) describe how a particular task should be safely undertaken.
SWPs and RMFs have been developed for a number of different tasks performed in the various laboratories around the School. It is imperative that staff and students read, sign, and follow these instructions which are located near to the relevant equipment in the laboratories and/or on SafeSys. If you cannot locate the relevant SWP or RMF for the equipment you wish to use or the activity you wish to carry out, please contact the Area Supervisor before operating the equipment.
The University's Online Safety Management System (SafeSys) must be used to complete SWPs (for equipment) or RMFs (for activities).
Before considering the purchase of a new piece of equipment, the HS633a Pre-Purchase Checklist for Equipment must be completed and submitted to the Supervisor of the area where that equipment will be used, and a new SWP or RMF may be required for it.
Before considering the purchase of a new chemical or Hazardous material, the HS633b pre-purchase form for hazardous materials must be completed and submitted to the Supervisor of the area where that equipment will be used, and a new SWP or RMF may be required for it.
All new SWPs should be submitted directly to your Academic Supervisor, or the area supervisor for approval online before work begins.
All SWPs should be regularly reviewed and updated as new activities are undertaken.
Engineering laboratories are potentially dangerous places. Rules regulating behaviour apply in the photonics laboratories, just as they do elsewhere in the School whose generic rules are displayed elsewhere.
You will appreciate that there can be NO tolerance of unsafe behaviour. We must exclude any student who does not comply with laboratory safety requirements (including the wearing of appropriate shoes).
The following extra rules apply to the relevant hazards:
Lasers - Laser radiation can damage your eyes, even when invisible.
Please visit the link below for information about lab and building access at the School of EE&T.
Head of School
Chair of the School's Health & Safety Committee:
School WHS Advisor:
Please visit the link below to read the EE&T Health & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes.