Security, Health and Safety

The University is committed to ensuring your safety on campus, and during your commute to and from the university. You can find out more about services that help you stay safe on and around the uni at the Safety, Health and Wellbeing website.

All staff, students and visitors are responsible for keeping the University community safe. You have a duty of care for yourself and others who may be affected by your actions.

Sydney College of the Arts local safety and security conditions apply to all workshops and spaces on Rozelle campus and are posted in the area.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

You may be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment when working in some areas. Basic and specific requirements for each area and process will be advised by staff members.

You are also required to wear appropriate clothing in workshops. Footwear must be worn at all times while on campus. Protective footwear must be worn in all workshop areas.

Procedure for dealing with health and safety issues

You should raise any health and safety issues with your studio technical supervisor of lecturer of the studio area first. If the matter cannot be resolved at this level then you should contact the Health and Safety Representative. You can also refer health and safety issues to your representative association for assistance.

Emergency and First Aid

In the event of an emergency in the studio, immediately advise the studio technical supervisor or an academic staff member. There are also security staff on campus. They can be contacted on 9351 1111 or by using one of the 'help phones' located in each building and courtyards.

The names of first aid officers and wardens, plus emergency evacuation procedures, are listed in all buildings. Emergency evacuation drills are carried out on a regular basis, and it is a requirement for all staff and students to take part.

Children on University premises

The University of Sydney Children in University Workplaces and Premises Policy is intended to ensure equal opportunity for scholarship and employment to those who are responsible for the care of children.

The University also has responsibility to provide premises that are free from risk to the health and safety of non-employees, which includes children.

Children are not permitted in laboratories, workshops or storerooms, except for those occasions when public displays are mounted and supervised or other supervised children's activities take place. Other areas not listed above may also pose risks to children and access to them is restricted.

A parent or guardian must supervise any child brought onto the University's premises at all times. SCA recognises the need for dependent children of students to occasionally attend classes.

You should seek permission from your lecturer or tutor for a child or children to attend a class with you and, when making such requests, bear in mind the size of the tutorial rooms. Your lecturer or tutor must comply with the University legal obligations not to put at risk the health and safety of both you and your children. You must supervise your children at all times and they must not disrupt the class. If you are taking children into the library occasionally, or other non-teaching areas, you must ensure that other users are not inconvenienced.


Pets (excluding guide dogs) are not permitted on campus.

Policy on smoking

Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area in the courtyard at the rear of Building 3 or off campus.

The University Smoke-Free Environment Policy 2012 states and implements the University's commitment to providing healthy and safe environment for its staff, students, affiliates and visitors. It supports the principle of the University becoming a smoke-free environment.