Workshop Safety Procedure

Procedure overview

1 Purpose

Outlines access provisions in relation to University workshops.

2 Scope

Applicable to all workshops within the University. The term "workshop" includes, but is not restricted to, studios, laboratories and manufacturing facilities.

3 Procedure Overview

Access to University workshops is restricted to authorised personnel and those under their supervision.

4 Procedures

Employees, Students, contractors and visitors are restricted from entering University workshops unless:

  • they are trained and proficient in the operation of workshop equipment; or
  • they are working under the supervision of a trained operator and are undertaking simple or straightforward tasks.

The Supervisor in charge of the workshop must ensure that any Students and Employees using the workshop equipment are trained in the correct operating Procedures and safety requirements for machinery in the workshops; and that records are kept.

5 References

Nil.

6 Schedules

This procedure must be read in conjunction with its subordinate schedules as provided in the table below.

7 Procedure Information

Accountable Officer

Executive Director (Facilities Management)

Responsible Officer

Executive Director (Facilities Management)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Policy Suite

Work Health and Safety Policy

Subordinate Schedules

Approved Date

13/5/2020

Effective Date

13/5/2020

Review Date

3/4/2022

Relevant Legislation

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld)

Related Policies

Related Procedures

Work Health and Safety Procedures and Safety Manuals Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Employee

A person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University....moreA person employed by the University and whose conditions of employment are covered by the USQ Enterprise Agreement and includes persons employed on a continuing, fixed term or casual basis. Employees also include senior Employees whose conditions of employment are covered by a written agreement or contract with the University.

Student

A person who is admitted to an Award Program or Non-Award Program offered by the University and is: currently enrolled in one or more Courses or study units; or not currently enrolled but is on an approved Leave of Absence or whose admission has not been cancelled....moreA person who is admitted to an Award Program or Non-Award Program offered by the University and is: currently enrolled in one or more Courses or study units; or not currently enrolled but is on an approved Leave of Absence or whose admission has not been cancelled.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

Definitions that relate to this procedure only

Keywords

Safety, workshop

Record No

13/486PL

Complying with the law and observing Policy and Procedure is a condition of working and/or studying at the University.

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