Work health and safety

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.

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


WHS contacts

RSPhys WHS committee

Tim Senden (Chair)Director RSPEChemistry, All
Patrick RomeroFinance officerPurchasing,
Ilya ShadrivovFTPHSR,
Alex ShanahanMechanical WorkshopPlant /
Christian NotthoffMP, NPAAFirst Aid,
Huma LatifQSTHSR,
Belinda BarbourQSTFirst Aid,
Samuel LeggeQSTLaser Safety
Ludovic RappQSTLaser Safety
Luda MangosSchool AdministrationOffice Environment
Julie ArnoldSchool AdministrationOSLO, First Aid,
Graeme CornishSchool FacilitiesChief Emergency warden, Buildings, All
Patrick LangSchool
James IrwinSchool
Yosri Ben AichaStudent
Logan DavisStudent
Shridhar ManjunathStudent
Eliza Melik-GaykazyanStudent
Ben Swinton-BlandStudent
ANU WHS RepresentitiveWEGBy
Sonia PadrunWHS administrator (C3.02B)OSLO, First Aid,
Rick WalshWHS Manager (C3.02B)RSPhys WHS Manager - All
Last Updated: 10/10/2022

Updated:  30 January 2023/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPhys/ Page Contact:  Physics Webmaster