The CIVILSAFE Safety Management System allows for the planning, implementation, managing, documentation and evaluation for continual improvement of safety in the School based on AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

Faculty of Engineering Health & Safety Web Site (Intranet - valid zID required)

provides information, resources and training programs to enable all persons working within the Faculty to carry out their H&S responsibilities.

UNSW Health & Safety Unit

provides advice and assistance to the UNSW community on all matters relating to occupational health, safety and welfare.

Emergency Management Unit

is responsible for the emergency management and first aid for the University.

HS Management System

An HSMS is a set of plans, actions and procedures to systematically manage health and safety in the workplace that is actively endorsed by a committed employer to achieve:

  • Provision of a safe and healthy workplace and the prevention/reduction of illness and injury for employees, contractors, students and visitors.
  • Identification of workplace hazards and the assessment and control of all risks.
  • Active involvement in health and safety matters by managers, supervisors and employees and their representatives.
  • Provision of information and training for employees at all levels so they can work safely.
  • Audit and review of the HSMS.

Our system has 6 key elements:

  1. Commitment
  2. Planning
  3. Consultation
  4. Implementation
  5. Measurement
  6. Review

The HSMS follows a simple WHY, WHAT, HOW format:

Why are we required to do this?
What has the University put in place to meet this requirement?
How do you implement this requirement?
  • Procedures
  • Guidelines
  • Tools
  • Checklists
  • Forms

UNSW's HSMS uses AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques, as it's framework.

It also incorporates guidance from AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - Specifications with guidance for use.