All posts by Angie H&S

Health & Safety Advisor

ARE YOU PLANNING AN OFF CAMPUS ACTIVITY WITH YOUR STUDENTS IN 2019?

A FIELD TRIP CAN BE MANY THINGS, INCLUDING A VISIT TO ANOTHER BUSINESS OR EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION, A NOHO MARAE, OR RESEARCH IN THE FIELD.

If you are staff planning an off campus activity, then you need to enrol in our Prepare for a safe field activity training session.

The University requires its employees (in particular Field Activity Leaders) to be well prepared by completing pre-planning and risk assessment for any Field Activity/Off Campus Activity.

To help you meet your Health & Safety (H&S) duty of care, we have scheduled training sessions for those of you who will be completing off site activities with students.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am – 12pm
  • Monday 24 June 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am – 12pm
  • Thursday 28 November 2019 – Dovedale Campus, 9am- 12pm

To enrol in a 2019 session please enrol on-line via UCPeople. You can find the enrolments page by logging in, clicking the Professional Development Tile, and searching for ‘Field Activities’.

If you require assistance, please contact our Learning Development Team learningdevelopment@canterbury.ac.nz or phone 93330.

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED

NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED

After the recent call for nominations for Health & Safety Representatives within the Colleges, the Health & Safety team is pleased to announce the successful nominees.

Health and Safety Representatives (H&S Reps) are staff who are nominated by their colleagues to represent their work group in health and safety matters.

H&S reps are often the go to people in the department if you have had any health and safety related questions,  from “how do I report an event/hazard?” to “I’m taking a group of students on a field trip – what do I need to do?” or “I am suffering from discomfort and pain at my workstation – how do I get an ergonomic assessment?”

H&S reps are a skilled team who are committed to supporting their colleagues to ensure we all get to go home safely at the end of the day.

Name Department/Service Unit
Janet Butcher Executive Development Programme
Berni Aulavaemai UC Education Plus
Nell Mooney Careers, Internships & Employment
Vanessa Brown SSAC Alice Candy
Kathryn Harrison SSAC Matariki
Sophie Guy Civil & Natural Resources Engineering
Phil Hof Electrical & Computer Engineering
Paul Eagles UC Logistics
Prasanna Muppalla Property & Vehicle Services
Deborah Chin Property & Vehicle Services
 A full list of Health & Safety Representatives can be found  on the H&S Intranet Page

 

Health & Safety Representatives – Nominations Open

Nominations are sought for the position of Health and Safety Representative for the following departments/areas:
(This list is also available here)

Department Department Number of vacancies
Business & Law – Executive Development Programme Business & Law 1
Education – Education Plus Dovedale – Parkstone Avenue 1
Student Services and Communications – Careers, Internship & Employment Geography Building 1
Student Services and Communications – Student Transitions and Engagement Alice Candy House 1
Student Services and Communications – Administrative Services Matariki 2
Engineering – Chemical & Process Engineering Civil Mechanical Building 1
Engineering – Civil & Natural Resources Engineering Civil Engineering Building 1
Engineering – Eectrical & Computer Engineering ICTS Building 1
Campus Services – UC Logistics Distribution Warehouse 1
Campus Services – Property & Vehicle Services FM Compound 1

 

Nominations are open from: 9:00am on 7 August 2017 until 5:00pm on 18 August 2017.

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions, please contact Angie Willington from the Health and Safety Team or your union representative.
Completed nomination forms should be returned in a sealed envelope marked “Voting Papers” to:
Health & Safety Coordinator, Health & Safety Office, Rutherford Building, Room 822.

New UC Event/Incident Reporting System

Goodbye paper pushing – Hello easy on-line reporting!

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an Accident/Incident/Near Miss or Discomfort Pain and Injury (DPI) during your workday, you need to report it to your Health and Safety Team.

This can now be done at the click of a button

If you have any questions about this new initiative please contact us. We would also love to hear your feedback.

Stay safe!

Health & Safety Team
health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz
Phone: 93636

New 2017 Health & Safety Training Schedule Available

The New 2017 Health & Safety Schedule is now available on the H&S intranet.

2017 H&S Training Schedule

Places are limited so please ensure you review your training with your manager, and check your First Aid certificate expiry dates.

For further details please contact the Health & Safety Team on extension 93636, or email at health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz