C A Hawkins Computer Laboratory - Safety Rules
Your cooperation in following these rules is required to ensure that The School of Civil Engineering is a safe workplace for staff and students alike.
General Safety Guidelines to be followed at all times
- All users of the laboratory are to follow the directions of any staff member.
- The standard opening hours for the laboratory are 8.00 am - 6.00 pm weekdays during normal semester time. After hours access is available for undergraduate students with an access card. Specific instructions on how to obtain an access card are available.
- Food or drink is not permitted at any time.
- Students should not attempt to repair, open, tamper or interfere with any of the computer, printing, cabling, air conditioning or other equipment in the laboratory.
- Students should be aware of office ergonomic guidelines for correct posture when using computer equipment - see http://www.usyd.edu.au/risk/ohs_manual/ergonomics/ergoguide.shtml.
- Please treat fellow users of the laboratory, and all equipment within the laboratory, with the appropriate level of care and respect.
In case of an emergency or incident in the laboratory:
- Keep calm.
- Tell someone about it: the nearest staff member, a fellow student, the Floor Wardens, fellow Workers, your Supervisor, others in the area.
- Call the Security Emergency Centre, Phone (02) 9351 3333 and/or Police/Fire Brigade/Ambulance on 0-000 (if not on an internal extension simply dial 000). There is an internal phone in the Hawkins Lab - ring 13333 to get security, or alternatively 1 800 063 487 (free call). There is also an emergency phone with a direct line to security outside the Engineering Library (PNR Building).
- Be ready to describe where you are (C A Hawkins Computer Laboratory, Civil Engineering). Explain what is wrong (fire, medical or criminal). If you have assessed the problem and the severity of it. Be prepared to give your name and phone number/extension.
- Leave the building if the type of emergency warrants it, or if directed by Wardens/Security. Do so by the nearest safe exit. Do not use lifts in case of fire. Follow the directions of Marshals, Wardens and Security.
- If required, the emergency assembly point for Civil Engineering, is the grassed area just past Chemical Engineering as you go towards the Wentworth Building.
- Do not re-enter evacuated buildings until the "all clear" is given by an authorised person.
- Some emergency situations such as criminal activity may not require you to leave the building. In all emergency situations keep calm and think about the appropriate response.
Safety Guidelines for after hours access
- After hours access is available for selected undergraduate students during semester times. An access card is required to gain entry after hours. Specific instructions on how to obtain an access card are available. Access is limited to the cardholder. i.e. the card holder may not grant access to any other person.
- Students are not permitted to work alone in the laboratory at anytime.
- The door to the laboratory and the external door for the building should remain locked after hours and should not be propped open.
- Students leaving the university after hours can make use of services such as the security bus and the advice given in the unisafe program.