Postgraduate (Research)

Postgraduate (Research)

Candidature Requirements » Health & Safety

UNSW aims to provide a physically safe, healthy and secure learning and working environment for all students, staff, contractors and visitors. To achieve this goal requires everyone to ensure their actions do not adversely affect the health or safety of others.

You should be inducted into the area by your supervisor, this will include emergency arrangements, local risk assessments and safe work procedures relevant to you, how to report a hazard, training you need (see below) and anything else important to you. Students are responsible for adhering to UNSW H&S policies and protocols, following instructions on safe work procedures, reporting hazards and incidents and ensuring they do not endanger others.

All research students are required to undertake some H&S related training. Your supervisor is responsible for your safety whilst you are working at UNSW and your ultimate guide to what courses you will need to enrol in. This is determined by the type of research you will be engaged in and the risks posed by it. Please refer to the Health & Safety webpages for further information and for some general guidance as to what H&S training SoMS recommends research students undertake.