UWA Staff

Incidents, injuries, hazards and emergencies

The UWA staff site provides easy access to information for new and current staff. This includes procedures and planning, Human Resources, the induction process, Financial Services, Research and Teaching and Learning, as well as details of facilities, parking and transport information, and all about UWA’s social side.

Further Information

  • Personal Safety
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Responding to disclosures of sexual violence



In an emergency call:

  • External: (+61 8) 6488 2222
  • Internal: 2222

This page provides processes for notification and management of hazards, near-misses, incidents, injuries and emergencies. Staff, students, contractors and visitors have a responsibility to ensure these are reported to their supervisor and to UWA Safety and Health in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984.

The objective of the emergency procedures and critical incident plans is to ensure, as far as practicable, the safety, health and well-being of staff, students, contractors and visitors during emergencies involving the University. The planning, preparation, response to, and recovery from, incidents is paramount for the University to protect its community, operations and property.

Notification and investigation procedures
How to properly report, investigate and record injuries, incidents, near misses and hazards.
Emergency procedures
Procedures to assist organising and implementating emergency measures for workplaces at UWA.
First Aid
What to do in an emergency until professional medical help arrives.
Mental health emergency
What to do if you come across or are confronted by a person with some kind of mental illness.
Injury management
How UWA manages work-related injuries, illnesses and diseases.
Workers' compensation
How workers' compensation and UWA's injury management system supports injured workers to remain at work or return to gainful work at the earliest appropriate time.