Tag Archives: Health and safety

Think first and win… and take care around construction sites!

It’s an exciting time to be at UC as we’ve got a few building projects on the go that will provide you with modern learning spaces and some of the latest technology.

While these buildings are still construction sites, please take care when you’re near them.

  • Watch out for trucks and other construction vehicles coming and going – especially when you’re near a site entrance.
  • Follow any detours in place near building sites, and if traffic management staff are present follow their instructions.
  • Whether you’re walking, biking, skateboarding or driving near a construction site on campus, slow down and look out for others.

Kia mataara. He wāhi whakatū whare tēnei.
Take care around construction sites on campus. Think first.

Be in to win…  

…a Think first reusable coffee cup and a $10 voucher for UCSA food outlets.

Simply tell us two building projects that are currently under construction on campus – hint, go to www.canterbury.ac.nz/capitalworks/ and look under the ‘Current Projects’ section.

Email communications@canterbury.ac.nz with your answers by 5pm, Friday 22 September. Use the subject line ‘Think first competition’.

Two winners will be drawn randomly on Monday 25 September. Keep an eye on the Insider’s Guide to find out if it’s you.

Competition T & Cs 

  • Entering the competition is deemed to be an acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  • The competition runs from the time this blog is published on the Insider’s Guide to UC blog until 5pm, 22 September 2017.
  • Entry is open to any current UC student. A valid student ID will be required to claim your prize.
  • Two random winners will be drawn on Monday 25 September 2017. Answers given on the entry must be correct or there will be a redraw.
  • The names of the winners will be published on the Insider’s Guide blog and may be published again in the Insider’s Guide newsletter. Winners will also be contacted directly by email.
  • Prizes cannot be transferred, exchanged or redeemed for cash.

 

 

Are you parking your bike outside the Engineering Core?

bikesDuring this year there has been a steadily growing numbers of bikes locked to the fences, railings, trees and signposts around the southern entrance to the Engineering Core.

This has now become a health and safety issue which will increase further when the hoardings are installed around the von Haast building. Clear egress routes out of buildings are critical.

Some bike stands have been installed opposite the southern entrance this week and additional stands will be installed adjacent to the Electrical Link Tower when it is completed at the end of September.

Please note that as from Monday 21 August 2017, any bikes in this area that are not in legitimate bike stands will be removed by Security.

Signage will be in place to remind everyone and this will include the location of the nearest alternative bike stands.

Thank you for your cooperation with this.

Bike lights are compulsory at night

Did you know that bike lights are compulsory at night or at times where visibility is low? That means in fog or even a rainy day too.bike-313199_1920
Thanks to the NZTA, here’s a list of compulsory items required on a bike.

At all times:

  1. A red or yellow rear reflector that is visible from a distance of 100 metres when light shines on it.
  2. Good brakes on the front and back wheels (or, if the cycle was made before 1 January 1988, a good brake on the back wheel).

When cycling at night or when visibility is poor, cycles must have the following:

  1. One or more steady or flashing rear-facing red lights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres.
  2. One or two white or yellow headlights that can be seen at night from a distance of 100 metres. Only one of these headlights may flash.
  3. Pedal retro-reflectors on the forward and rearward facing surfaces of each pedal. If the cycle does not have these, you must wear reflective material.

Interested in knowing more? Check out the optional items here and don’t forget your helmet.

UC Sustainability has more tips on riding around campus