The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Laboratories - WHS

The SNH comprises of various people from differing schools and faculties that are not directly interlinked through a hierarchy. The Executive management of SNH is through the SNH Operations Committee. The Building Manager is responsible for the activities occurring in the building but not the activities taking place in the research labs. Each research lab or User Group within the building is in charge of its own area. These people are detailed in the relevant sections within the SNH Safety & Operations Manual (PDF 4,899KB). 

As outlined in the SNH WHS Governance and Management Structure (PDF 928KB)  each operational area and individual research group has certain WHS obligations which must be implemented by the Manager or Supervisor of each area or group as listed below.

  • Implement the University Safety Management System within their area of control.
  • Develop a local WHS Action plan, including specific WHS goals.
  • Carry out risk assessments and develop safe work procedures.
  • Carry out regular workplace inspections (including as directed by the SNH Operations Committee).
  • Report and respond to hazard/incident reports.
  • Consider health and safety aspect of new projects and/or purchases.
  • Work collaboratively with other operational areas.
Chief Operating Officer

Department

Phone

Mobile

Email

Gunther Schmidt

Sydney Nano

8627 5207  0438 546 850  gunther.schmidt@sydney.edu.au

Work Health & Safety Adviser

Department

Phone

Mobile

Email

Steven Marker

SH&W

8627 8541

0422 488 160

steven.marker@sydney.edu.au

Chief Warden

Department

Phone

Mobile

Email

Steven McCutcheon

CIS

9114 2199

 

steven.mccutcheon@sydney.edu.au

RiskWare is the University’s online system for reporting and managing incidents, injuries and hazards across all campuses. To make your workplace as safe as possible, and to comply with the WHS Policy, all staff (including casuals) are required to use RiskWare to report any incidents, injuries or hazardous situations.

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