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Safety is as simple as A B C – Always Be Careful – Don't learn safety by accident!

At Rhodes University, the Safety, Health and Environmental Officer - SHE Officer - reports to the Legal and Risk Services Manager, who reports to the Registrar‌.

The SHE Office is located in the Registrar's Division: Room 1046, Eden Grove building, Lucas Avenue. Email: safety(at)ru.ac.za and RU extension: 7205.

All RU Health and Safety Links

  • About Safety Health and Environment - includes info on OHS Act, RU Health and Safety Policy, 16(2) Appointees, RU HODs and Managers, RU Safety Health and Environmental Officer

  • Committees - includes info on Terms of Reference, Membership, Meeting dates 

  • HnS Reps - includes info on RU Health and Safety Reps, Functions, Training

  • Training - includes info on health and safety courses (for RU staff only)

  • Resources - includes info on Health and Safety File, Appointment (Designation) Forms, Checklists, Electrical, Ergonomic, Hazmat, Lab Safety, Ladders, Legislation, Materials, Major Events, Meeting dates, Personal Protective Equipment, Practices, Risk Assessment, Safety Signage, Smoking, Training, Travel and Field Trip safety, Videos DVDs, WHO does repairs/maintenance

  • Checklists - provides health and safety inspection checklists for all different areas on campus

  • Fire - includes info on RU Fire Marshals, EvacuationExtinguishers, Alarms, Fire Drills, Fire Safety Training

  • First Aid - includes info on RU First Aiders, First Aid Box, First Aid Supplies, First Aid Training

  • Incidents - includes info on Injury on Duty, Incident Reporting

  • Emergencies - includes info on List of RU Emergency Contact Numbers‌, Link to RU Emergency Management Plan, Standing Instructions for Staff & Students

  • SHECASA - provides info on and links to the Safety Health and Environment Campus Association of SA

  • A to Z - provides links to a diverse range, from A to Z, of Safety, Health and Environmental resources

Other Sections related to Safety, Health and Environment

  • Wellness

RU 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: Institutional Wellness Specialist, 046 603 7075 or t.mzizi(at)ru.ac.za - Human Resources Division.

  • Environmental Responsibility 

Rhodes University is committed to playing a leading role in the Eastern Cape and South Africa with respect to social and ecological justice, and promote practices that support a safe, healthy and sustainable environment to support all who live in it. More info: Environment.

  • Legal and Risk Services 

The aim is to provide legal services on all aspects of law - including risk management, property transactions, contracts, sponsorships, income tax, insurance, compliance, investigations, policies and procedures. The Legal and Risk Services Manager serves as student prosecutor, investigating and assessing contraventions of the student disciplinary code and representing the university in student disciplinary matters. More info: Legal and Risk Services Manager

  • Security (Campus Protection)

The Campus Protection Unit (CPU) is responsible for providing on-campus security services, including the security Blue Route, monitoring Fire drills, and guidance on personal Safety and Security. More info: CPU MANAGER (Mr Templeton Robiyana), RU ext 8795, or 8146/7 or t.robiyana(at)ru.ac.za - part of Infrastructure and Operations Division (see Services).

  • Services (Maintenance) on Campus

WHO provides WHAT Services: Guidance on who to contact for repairs, maintenance and other services at RU. More info: Deputy Director, Facilities Services - RU ext 7519, d.vandyk(at)ru.ac.za - Infrastructure and Operations Division - Facilities Services.

More Info

RU Safety, Health & Environmental Officer, 046 603 7205 or safety(at)ru.ac.za

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Last Modified: Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:59:05 SAST