School of BABS Workplace Health and Safety

UNSW Commitment to Health & Safety

UNSW Australia is a leading Australian university with a diverse range of research, teaching programs and centres of excellence covering a multitude of disciplines and research areas. UNSW has a strong commitment to the health, safety and welfare of all people who spend time on its premises. This policy applies to all staff, students, visitors, contractors and labour hire employees. Health and safety is intrinsic to the way we do business at UNSW. Our overall aim is no person shall come to any harm while in the workplace.

 The following values form the basis of achieving our aims:

  • People are our most valuable asset, and we are all committed to ensuring the health, safety and well being of everyone in the workplace
  • Everyone has a responsibility for safety, their own and that of others
  • Injuries can be prevented, and an incident-free working and learning environment is actively pursued
  • Communication and consultation are central to working together for a safer workplace
  • Read the current UNSW Health and Safety Policy Statement

School of BABS commitment to Health & Safety

The School of BABS is strongly committed to WHS through:

  • compliance with all aspects of the UNSW H&S Management System (HSMS)
  • compliance with all state and federal government WHS Acts and Regulations

Our aim is to produce high quality teaching and research while promoting and instilling a culture of safety to ensure the welfare of all persons visiting or working within our School. To ensure our dedication to WHS, BABS is embedding WHS into all roles across the School. Advice and direction is provided through the shared resources of a HSE Co-ordinator for BABS and BEES with an active Level 3 WHS Committee.

HSE Co-ordinator for BABS and BEES

The HSE Co-ordinator Theresa Kahwati (x51578) or should be contacted in the first instance regarding any health and safety incident or related matters within the School. If she is not contactable for any reason, please contact the Head of School's office on x52029.


In case of emergency contact the UNSW Emergency Management Unit on (02) 9385 6666 (x56666) or Freecall 1800 626 003.

BABS H&S Website 

The table below lists the resources and information you can access within the H&S section of the BABS website. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the BABS HSE Co-ordinator or refer to the UNSW H&S Website

Topics Contents
About WHS
  • Commitment to WHS in the School of BABS
  • School of BABS Level 3 H&S Committee
  • Committee members and contact details
  • WHS Committee meeting minutes
  • How to solve an WHS issue in BABS
H&S Documentation
  • UNSW policy, procedures and guidelines
  • School forms, checklists and protocols
  • HSMS documentation
  • Training needs analysis for BABS staff and students
  • How to enrol in training courses
  • Local area procedures
  • Assembly areas
  • Fire wardens
  • First aid officers and contact details
Hazard & Incident Reporting
  • Online via myUNSW