Health and Safety at Rhodes University
Safety Health and Environmental Office
In line with the OHS Act, Rhodes University demonstrates its commitment to providing an environment that is safe, healthy and secure:
- RU Health and Safety Policy draft
RU 16_2 Appointees - Note: Rhodes University has adopted a model and strategy whereby the senior management is individually, collectively and ultimately responsible for identifying risks and being accountable for managing the risks - including health and safety - within their operational areas.
Health & Safety Reps: all the Health and Safety Representatives at RU.
First Aiders: all the First Aiders at RU.
Fire Marshals: all the Fire Marshals at RU.
Health & Safety Committees: info on Health & Safety Committee functions and meetings.
Health & Safety Inspections: checklists for quarterly health & safety inspections.
Staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with health and safety on campus - most of which is common knowledge and common sense.
- RU SHE Office: contact on (+27) 046 603 7205 or safety(at)ru.ac.za
Health & Safety Training: health and safety courses at RU.
Health & Safety Resources: links providing guidance on workplace health and safety.
First Aid: info about first aid at RU.
Fire: info on fire safety.
Emergencies: what to do in an emergency.
Incidents: how to deal with health and safety incidents and accidents at RU.
SHECASA: info on the Safety Health and Environment Campus Association of South Africa.
- SA Labour Guide:
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Enterprise Risk Management at Rhodes University aims to assist, advise and help management and all staff to be informed and to implement good Risk Management practice. It is informed by a vision of providing assurance to all stakeholders that all aspects of risk - strategic, operational and process (financial and non-financial) - at Rhodes University are managed in a substantive, controlled and methodical manner. More info: Enterprise Risk Management
Rhodes University is committed to playing a leading role in the Eastern Cape and South Africa with respect to environmental concerns, in order to promote practices that support a safe, healthy and sustainable environment. More info: Environment
Guidance on who to contact for maintenance/repairs at Rhodes University: Services
The Campus Protection Unit (CPU) - located in Rhodes Avenue, 046 603 8146/7 or cpu(at)ru.ac.za - is responsible for providing on-campus security services, including the security Blue Route, giving talks on Fire safety and guidance on personal Safety and Security.
Rhodes University aims to provide an environment that supports staff Wellness and quality of work life. This includes a staff HIV/AIDS Peer Support Programme that addresses related concerns in the workplace. More info: Human Resources Division Health and Wellness and Health Centre Services.
Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za