In the Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Safety is critically important in everything that we do. From our Research Labs to our classrooms, we must always keep the Safety of students, faculty, and staff the top priority. It is the policy of the FENG:
- To support the University in achieving its health and safety policy and objectives.
- To take all necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of all staff, students and visitors to the Faculty.
- To develop a health and safety culture through consultation, information and appropriate training.
- To define health and safety roles and responsibilities and ensure that the requirements for health and safety are actively carried out.
- To comply with health and safety regulations as they apply to the Faculty.
- To develop and document health and safety procedures.
- To monitor and review health and safety arrangements in the Faculty and aim for continuous improvement.
- To provide health and safety information for staff and students.
- To provide appropriate health and safety training.
- To carry out risk assessments following legislative requirements.
- To maintain appropriate health and safety records.
- To review this policy and organisation document and amend as necessary.
- To implement health and safety arrangements and monitor their effectiveness through inspections and audits.
There are three key areas of Safety within FENG:
- Office Safety,
- Lab Safety,
- and Classroom Safety.
Office Safety is actually a complex process that can be easily taken for granted. All FENG office spaces will be audited yearly by the FENG Safety Committee (typically in Sept/Oct).
Lab Safety is primarily the responsibility of the faculty or staff member designated as person-in-charge of the lab. All FENG lab spaces will be audited yearly by the FENG Safety Committee (typically in Sept/Oct).
Classroom Safety encompasses three key areas: Emergency Procedures, Keeping Aisle-Ways Clear, and Limiting the Spread of Germs.