Safety and security

Health & Safety Commitment Statement

Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus transforms lives through quality education and society through world class research. An essential element of our vibrant organisation is the provision of a safe and supportive working environment for our staff and students. To this end, Swinburne is fully committed to the principles of Occupational Health and Safety and to providing healthy and safe work and learning environments for all persons involved in our activities.

Swinburne University is committed to:

  • The ongoing development and improvement of our occupational health and safety system with a focus on the reduction of illness and injury for all employees, students and other persons.
  • Observing, implementing and fulfilling the requirements under the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1994, and other health and safety requirements to which the university subscribes.
  • Ongoing dialogue around health and safety with all persons involved in Swinburne activities to ensure the safety of all.
  • Ensuring our staff, students and contractors receive the appropriate health and safety training to enable them to conduct their work/study safely and to prepare our students for their chosen profession.
  • Having our leaders lead by example through their actions to motivate, educate and support all staff and students in good occupational health and safety behaviour.
  • The ongoing regular monitoring and review of our health and safety performance to monitor the effectiveness of OHS actions and ensure our health and safety objectives and targets are being met.
  • Ensuring all levels of management, staff and students carry out their health and safety responsibilities as a natural part of work practice

Roles and responsibilities

Role/Decision/ActionResponsibilityConditions and limitations
OHS commitment statementDVC/CEO
  • The commitment statement should be reviewed at least every two years.
  • The commitment statement should be prepared based on the consultation of Occupational Health & Safety Committee, taking into account legislative and community expectations.
OHS Strategic PlanOHS Section, F&SShould be prepared based on the consultation of Occupational Health & Safety Committee, taking into account legislative and community expectations.
Specification of requirements, guidelines and systems for OHSOHS Section, F&S
  • The requirements, guidelines and systems must be published.
  • Must comply and be consistent with the OHS laws.
OHS risk assessments and OHS performance

Senior Management 
HMUs

Risk assessments must be consistent with the University’s Occupational Safety and Health Management System (OSHMS) requirement.
OHS incident and hazard reporting

All staff

Must use the University’s OHS incident reporting system.

No smoking

The University is smoke-free, as part of the commitment to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for staff, students and visitors.

Smoking is not permitted on University premises including outdoor areas in and around the campus. This includes the electronic cigarettes – or vaping.

The University will support staff and students in promoting and upholding the smoke-free environment.

Staff and students who smoke in contravention of this policy may be disciplined.

Offenders may also be subject to fines of up to RM 10,000 and/or 2 years imprisonment by the enforcers from the State Health Department.

Definitions: Smoking refers to the use of traditional tobacco products. Vaping refers to the use of electronic nicotine delivery systems or electronic smoking devices. These are commonly called e-cigarettes, e-pipes, e-hookahs and e-cigars.