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RMSS Processes User Guide

Do you use RMSS?

Ever find it a battle? It can be a tricky program to use at times!

RMSS is the Risk Management Safety System used to report Injury, Illness, Discomfort and Pain, Near Miss, Incident, and Serious Harm.

Have a look through this Quickstart guide on the RMSS processes.

RMSS Processes – Quickstart Guide

Next time you can find the notes in the Event Reporting and Investigation drawer in the Health & Safety Toolkit (on the right side of the page).


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In future, you can find the Quickstart guide in the Event Reporting and Investigation ‘drawer’ of the Health & Safety Toolkit. On opening the drawer, you will find the link to the guide on the right hand side of the page.

Feedback welcome on UC’s Harassment Policy

UC’s Harassment Policy is under review. Staff and students are welcome to provide feedback on the draft Policy before it is updated. Feedback may be emailed to summer.pringle@canterbury.ac.nz by 12.00pm on Thursday 3 May. Alternatively, Tim Turnbull and Summer Pringle from HR, along with Julie Pratt from Student Services, will be available to receive feedback in person at an informal drop-in session on Thursday 3 May between 11.00am and 12.00pm in the Engineering Core meeting room 1 (room 129 on the ground floor).

Construction work near Health Centre/UCSA site

Construction work on a new sub-station is under way near the Health Centre/UCSA site. The sub-station will service buildings in the area.

Temporary fencing is in place around the work site. Two car parks will be unavailable during the work to allow construction vehicle access.

Please follow any detours and signage in place around the work area. Take care when travelling through the area and look out for others.

Kia mataara. Think first.

VC General Staff and Health & Safety Award Recipients

A great time was had by all last Friday 25 August celebrating the recipients of the VC General Staff and Health & Safety Awards! A massive congratulations to everyone who won and thanks to everyone who came to support their efforts.

Find more information on what the awards were for here.

Recipients of the VC General Staff Award

  • Ashalyna Noa
  • Damian Cairns
  • Leonie Partridge
  • Nigel Harris
  • Pauline Luafutu-Simpson
  • Stuart Broughton

Recipients of the Health and Safety Awards

  • Catherine Sellin
  • Julian Farmer
  • Kirsten Carey
  • Student Services and Communications Engagement Group
  • Will Shannon

Well done to everyone!

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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 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.