Safety Health and Environmental Office
The SHE Office consists of one member of staff who provides a campus-wide service - to support and advise management with regard to health and safety concerns.
Safety, Health and Environmental Officer: Ms Nikki Kohly, safety(at)ru.ac.za Office (046) 603 7205
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 within their operational areas - including health and safety, in line with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (online) - OHS Act doc
RU Health and Safety Policy (draft): The university aims to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff, students, mandataries (agents, contractors or subcontractors) and visitors in its working environment. All members of the University community are required to regard safe work practices and prevention of accidents and occupational illness as a collective and individual responsibility. Managers and Heads of Departments have a duty to provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to health.
Health & Safety File: downloadable documents to assist in setting up and keeping health and safety records on file - every department/section at RU should have one.
Health & Safety Reps: list of all the Health and Safety Representatives at RU.
First Aiders: list of all the First Aiders at RU.
Fire Marshals: list of all the Fire Marshals at RU.
RU Campus Map: finding departments/divisions/buildings on campus.
Health & Safety Committees: info on Health & Safety Committee functions and meetings.
Health & Safety Inspection checklists: for quarterly health & safety inspections.
Staff and students are encouraged to familiarise themselves with health and safety on campus.
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.
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
Services on Campus
WHO does WHAT: Guidance on who to contact for repairs, maintenance and other services at RU.
Alternatively contact Infrastructure and Operations Division Deputy Director, Facilities Services - Mr Dawie van Dyk, RU ext 7519, d.vandyk(at)ru.ac.za.
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.
Study at Rhodes
Rhodes University aims to provide an environment that supports staff Wellness and quality of work life. This includes a staff HIV/AIDS Peer Educators 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