WHS Alert

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue98 3–7 December 2018

Safety Information

Number 14 Dec 2018

SAFETY ALERT Red Ant Nest Location

Be aware that across campus ants are on the move. There are a number of large red ant nests that are located on or near footpaths. These ants can bite. Bites can cause welts, redness, itching and stinging.

Location to be aware of: Walking path between University House and Graduate House.


  • Do not touch or walk near or over ant nests;

  • If able, walk around the affected area;

  • If you are bitten by ants seek assistance from your local First Aid Officer

    Take down: 30/06/2019 Intended Audience: All ANU
    Contact: whs@anu.edu.au for additional information Authorised by: Work Environment Group

    Workers are reminded to report all hazards and incidents to their supervisor and through Figtree, the University’s Workplace safety incident and hazard reporting tool.

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