Policies and Procedures

All Staff

All Staff

Essential policies & procedures:

Additional policies and procedures:

Use of UNSW resources:


Essential policies & procedures:

Additional policies and procedures:


Essential policies & procedures:

Additional policies and procedures:

A full list of the policies and procedures at UNSW is available for you to explore and familiarise yourself with.

Policy and procedure information is also available in print. Ask your supervisor or HR Consultant if you require any of these.

Occupational Health and Safety

The University of New South Wales aim is to provide a physically safe, healthy and secure working environment.
Every staff member has responsibilities that they must fulfill to ensure that this aim is achieved.   Your responsibilities may be different dependent on your role and it is important that you understand them. The following policies will describe these for you
Dependant on your role, there may be other OHS policies that you need to read and understand, for example: if you work with hazardous substances or if your role regularly involves lifting.  Take a look at the OHS policies, guidelines and procedures , and identify and read the policies that are important to you.
Occupational Heath and Safety Awareness course - The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the NSW Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation and an overview of OHS systems, policies and procedures at UNSW.
The following alternative courses are provided for staff with specific OHS responsibilities:
  • Senior Managers - "Due Diligence"
  • Supervisors - "Risk Management for supervisors"
  • OHS Representatives/committee members - "OHS Consultation"
Additional OHS courses
Your specific role may also require you to complete additional OHS training for example: if you are involved in supervising students; if you work with hazardous substances, radiation, or are involved in lifting objects. To find out more about any of the courses and register for the next available course visit the OHS website.
UNSW has an Occupational, Health Safety and Environment team whose role it is to provide a professional service to the UNSW, its staff and students on all matters relating to occupational health, safety and environment, particularly in the area of legislative compliance.

For more information on OHS, please visit the OHS Website.

Emergency Procedures

All INCIDENTS & EMERGENCIES are to be reported to UNSW Security on:  9385 6666
UNSW@ADFA staff should report all incidents and emergencies to   Ext 88500 - Duty Desk
Calling Security rather than the emergency services direct has the following advantages:
  • Security are able to ask detailed questions about the incident and complete a situational report which they will then communicate to the Emergency services in a calm, effective manner, including directions to the incident.
  • Appropriate help can be sent immediately from the onsite team.
  • It prevents Emergency Services receiving a number of calls for the same incident.
Forreporting ALL OHS Hazards and Incidents, please contact the OHS Unit or contact Emergency Management Unit regarding emergency type incidents/events.
The Emergency Management Unit has detailed a number of Action Guides to help you understand the UNSW emergency procedures, for example fire, medical emergency, bomb threat & personal threat. Please familiarise yourself with each of these procedures.
Key Emergency Contacts
For the safety of you and others, it is important that you find out who your emergency contacts are including:
  • Your First-aid Officer
  • Your Emergency Warden
  • Your Emergency Management Officer
Emergency Training
It is a requirement that staff attend the Emergency Awareness Induction Training to ensure that you receive vital information pertaining to your health and safety.
You may also need to attend additional Emergency Training courses (for example Fire Safety or First Aid) either as a requirement of your role or upon nomination by your supervisor. Visit the Emergency Management website for course dates and application forms.
Do you want to be Involved?
You can become an Emergency Warden or First Aid officer. This is a rewarding role which allows you to effectively help your university community. It is a role that you can add to your CV demonstrating a position of leadership. As a first aid officer, you may also be entitled to an additional allowance. If you are interested, discuss this with your supervisor and then you must attend the appropriate training courses.
To find out more about the role and how to become involved, take a look at the UNSW Emergency Management website.

Equity and Diversity

As a UNSW employee you will be able to enjoy a safe and non-discriminatory environment and have the same opportunities and to benefit from employment as other employees. At UNSW there re a range of policies and practices that promote equal opportunity and social justice for all.
Human Resources provides a range of services to staff and managers. You are welcome to contact the Workplace Diversity Team (within Human Resources) at any time to talk confidentially about any issues relating to equity and diversity in your work.
Policies and Practices relating to Equity and Diversity
The following areas are important for you to read and understand:
A full list of policies and practices relating to Equity and Diversity are listed on the UNSW Workplace Diversity website.
Equity and Diversity Training
All staff can now explore and understand Equal Opportunity issues on campus through the self-paced learning program EOONLINE. Equity principles, terminology and application are explained through real life case studies and interactive learning techniques.
All staff are required to complete Module 1. Managers and Supervisors are asked to complete Modules 1 and 2. Each module will take between 40-55 minutes to complete.
If you access EOONLINE outside UNSW you will be asked to log in with the username: fair and password: play
When you reach the end of each module you'll find a feedback form. Please fill in the form and return it with your comments so that we can include your feedback in our reviews and your participation in our statistics.
Click here to begin EOONLINE now - http://eoonline.uow.edu.au.