Work health and safety

The Research School of Physics has an extensive work, health and safety (WHS) program that aims to provide staff and students with the structures, systems and support to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all people within the school. The School has many and varied potential hazards. These potential hazards must be identified, risk assessed, and appropriate controls implemented. The goal is to eliminate harmful incidents or injury.

For life threatening emergencies you should first call:

(0) 000 - then call ANU Security on 612 52249

Chief Warden - Graeme Cornish - 612 53062 / 0404 857 302.

RSPhys WHS Manager - Rick Walsh - 612 50105

RSPhys Work, Health and Safety Committee chair - Prof Tim Senden. Quick link to RSPE WHS committee

HSR (Health and Safety Representative)

     Huma Latif - 612 55028

     Ilya Shadrivov - 612 58095

Incidents: If a hazardous incident or injury occurs, please contact your supervisor immediately or the appropriate person for assistance.

All Hazards/Incidents/Exposures MUST be reported as quickly as practical via Figtree


Risk Assessment and Safe Work Procedure Templates

Please complete the various risk assessment templates and forward to when approved and signed. Contact our WHS team for assistance.

COVID-19 - working in the COVID-19 pandemic

Information related to the RSPhys response to COVID-19. Please read for more information or contact your Head of Department or School Executive.

WHS contacts

Emergency contact information

Ambulance0 000
Fire Brigade0 000
Police0 000 or 131444
ANU Security612
School Manager - (James Irwin)
School Facilities and Services Manager (Graeme Cornish)
Chief Warden (Graeme Cornish)
Deputy Chief Warden (Lee Philip)
WHS Manager (Rick Walsh)
Coordinating Radiation Safety Officer (vacant position)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr Stephen Tims)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr James Sullivan)
Radiation Safety Officer (Prof. Hoe Tan)
Radiation Safety Officer - Physics North (Dr Mika Kohonen)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr AJ Mitchell)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr Stefan Pavetich)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr Levi Beeching)
Radiation Safety Officer (Dr Wilfred Fullagar)
Laser Safety Officer - Physics South (Dr Ludovic Rapp)
Laser Safety Officer - Physics South (Prof. Andrew Truscott)
Laser Safety Officer - Physics North (Dr Samuel Legge)
Radio Frequency (Dr Horst Punzmann)
ANU Chemical Hazards612
ANU Hazardous Waste Emergencies612
Last Updated: 26/10/2022