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. To assist with the management of this requirement a Work Permit (see Attachment 1) should be used*

*This form may be adapted for use in the University's faculties and departments.

5 Attachments

Attachment 1 - Work Permit (PDF 23kb)

6 References

Nil.

7 Schedules

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

8 Procedure Information

Subordinate Schedules

Accountable Officer

Executive Director (Campus Services)

Responsible Officer

Executive Director (Campus Services)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Approved Date

13/6/2019

Effective Date

20/5/2019

Review Date

3/4/2022

Relevant Legislation

Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld)

Related Policies

Work Health and Safety Policy

Related Procedures

Work Health and Safety Procedures and Safety Manuals Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Attachment 1 - Work Permit (PDF 23kb)

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: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course....moreA person who: has been Admitted or Enrolled in an Academic Program at the University, but has not yet graduated from the program; or has been Enrolled in a Course at the University but has not yet completed the Course.

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.

* This file is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) which requires the use of Adobe Acrobat Reader. A free copy of Acrobat Reader may be obtained from Adobe. Users who are unable to access information in PDF should email policy@usq.edu.au to obtain this information in an alternative format.