Risk Specific Training

These courses are related to identified areas of health and safety risk. Coordinated by UniSA’s Safety and Wellbeing Team, they are delivered either online or face-to-face. Records of all completed online and face-to-face risk-specific training is provided and facilitated by the Safety and Wellbeing Team and maintained within the PTC Management System.

View each course below for more detail on what they provide, who it is relevant to and how to access the courses.

For further information, please contact Pam Gomes at Pam.Gomes@unisa.edu.au or on 8302 1634.

UniSA Podcasts:

How we respond to challenges in life can impact our performance, our relationships and our wellbeing.  This 30 minute module provides a range of strategies for coping with some everyday challenges, with a focus on change.  It explores the notion of resilience and provides a six-step model for working through problems and being better prepared for future challenges.

Employees and HDR Students

Access the online module through the BUPA website.

 

To protect the health and safety of your people, and to maximise their productivity and engagement, it's vital that you provide them with the appropriate support when they are struggling.  This 30 minute module starts with understanding some of the basics of mental health, including how to spot the signs and how to start and conduct a structured conversation with a team member about their wellbeing.  This modules covers all you need to know in simple language, including a helpful model for healthy conversations and some tips to build resilience in your team.

Mandatory for all staff who are responsible for others

Access the online module through the BUPA website.

  • Identifying, assessing and controlling potential hazards associated with manual tasks in your workplace
  • What constitutes a Hazardous Manual Task (HMT)
  • Who is responsible for identifying, assessing and controlling the risks associated with HMTs
  • Key characteristics of HMTs and the musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) that may arise from performing them
  • Key rules when performing manual tasks in your own work environment.

Employees and HDR Students where manual handling is part of their role

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

  • Legal requirements in relation to the environment, organisational and individual environmental management responsibilities
  • How UniSA monitors its impact on the environment
  • Why environmental management is important
  • How to manage waste within UniSA to limit the discharge/ release of contaminants into the environment.

Staff or HDR students who work where liquid waste is generated, stored and disposed.

Employees can access the LearnOnline module at the Online Training page.

Discusses the safe work practices associated with biological hazards, particularly microbiological organisms, in the workplace. Also covers:

  • Legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Routes of exposure and methods of contamination
  • Biohazard classification and the containment principle
  • Spills, waste containment, decontamination, disposal and transport
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) and physical containment scenarios

Staff and HDR students using biohazardous materials

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

Note: Biosafety1 is a pre-requisite.

This course covers:
  • Genetically modified organisms and products
  • Legislative and regulatory obligations
  • Gene technology dealings
  • Personal protective equipment and facility checklist
  • Storage, decontamination, disposal and transport
  • Record keeping

Staff and HDR students using gene technology in research

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

  • Physical properties and hazards of liquid nitrogen
  • Proper handling, storage and use
  • Laboratory and personal protective equipment
  • Examples of laboratory safety practices.

Staff and HDR students using liquid nitrogen

This module is available through an external provider: Interactive Developments (Virtual Accident). Employees and students can access the module through a LearnOnline link on the Online Training page.

Ionising radiation:

  • The structure of matter, the electromagnetic spectrum and ionising radiation
  • Types of radiation sources and their properties, biological effects and associated hazards.

Users of unsealed radioactive substances:

  • Hazards and properties of common laboratory radioisotopes
  • Hazards associated with internal and external exposure of unsealed radiation substances
  • Detect, measure and implement controls when using common radioisotopes in the laboratory.

Staff and HDR students using liquid nitrogen

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

An introduction to fume cupboards and other types of laboratory exhaust ventilation systems:

  • How a fume cupboard operates and how fumes are contained
  • Effectiveness of fume cupboards for controlling hazardous fumes
  • Visualise how fume cupboards really behave
  • Guidelines for use

Staff and students using fume cupboards in laboratory research environments

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

  • Decide upon and apply the correct chemical spill control strategy
  • University spill control procedures
  • Type and content of chemical spil
  • How to prevent, prepare and respond to a chemical spill.

Employees and HDR Students who work with chemicals

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

  • The effects of hazardous chemicals on the body
  • How you can be exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • How to find information about hazardous chemicals
  • Methods of controlling hazardous chemicals

Employees and HDR Students who work where chemicals are stored, used and disposed

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

It is important that employees are equipped to drive each particular type of vehicle safely.

Access Training Centre and Red Earth Expeditions (4WD) provide a range of different types of driving courses to suit each particular need.

Employees required to drive vehicles in the course of their work

To register, please contact external provider.

Emergency evacuation training for Emergency Wardens, Chief Wardens and Deputy Chief Wardens is provided on campus by approved provider Tactical Training Australia.

Emergency Evacuation Personnel only

For dates, location and bookings, click here. For more information, please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au.

 

Covers a broad range of topics to enable participants to develop competence and confidence in providing an emergency first aid response. This includes calling for help, the ability to respond to first aid situations, casualty assessment, decision-making, and basic life support functions including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until the arrival of medical or other assistance.

Only designated and back up First Aiders appointed within their respective Academic and/or Central Units and Research Institutes.

Please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au for training details. Training is conducted by approved provider Tactical Training Australia.

Academic and/or Central Units and Research Institutes can contact the following providers directly if they wish to train staff separately.

  • Tactical Training Australia - 8331 1620 (Approved training provider with training provided on campus for designated first aid officers only)
  • St John South Australia Inc. - 8306 6900 (External)
  • Australian Red Cross - 1300 367 428 (External)

  • Competencies relating to Health and Safety Representatives Level 1
  • Competencies relating to Health and Safety Representatives Level 2

All elected Health and Safety Representatives

For more information, please email Safety and Wellbeing at HSIM.SafetyWellbeing@unisa.edu.au.

  • Access vendor and Gold MSDSs
  • Create and delete stores and sub-stores
  • Add, move or delete materials in stores
  • Add and edit quantities
  • Generate Excel reports and hazardous chemicals registers

All employees who are required to access Chemwatch

For dates, locations and bookings, staff can click here and students can click here. For more information, please email the University Chemical Safety Officer at chemsafety@unisa.edu.au.

Explains what 'plant' is and the main regulatory obligations. Describes the safety management process in UniSA for an item of plant or equipment from two main perspectives:

  • using the familiar four-step risk management process
  • using a lifecycle model starting at purchase of the plant.

Staff and research students who work with plant and equipment in workshops, research laboratories, building services or grounds maintenance.

Employees and students can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.

Inducts students in safe use of a range of plant items which are typically encountered in UniSA student workshops. Shows induction videos on:

  • General workshop induction
  • Bandsaw
  • Disc Sander
  • Drill Press
  • Compound Mitre Saw
  • Metal Lathe
  • Power Hacksaw
  • Bobbin Sander
  • Thicknesser
  • Spot Welder

Students who will be participating in workshop activities which require the safe use of a range of powered workshop plant and equipment.

Students or staff can access the LearnOnline module on the Online Training page.