WHS (Safety) Noticeboard

In the event of an emergency, call 000 (0-000 from internal phones) for Ambulance, Police, Fire Brigade, and HAZMAT.

After-hours assistance is available through ANU Security 24/7 on 6125 22 49.

All incidents and hazards are to be reported through ANU's Reporting System "Figtree".



The Research School of Chemistry is committed to ensure the safety of its staff, students and visitors.

For their own sakes, and in their own interests, all staff and students are required to observe ANU Procedures and Policies and RSC safety Regulations. ANU's principles of this commitment are defined in the ANU Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy.



RSC staff and students must sign in outside business hours (Mo-Fr, 8:00-18:00) when entering the building, independent of the kind of work that is being done. 

Visitors must sign in any time and must be accompanied by RSC staff at all times unless inducted into the building to the appropriate level.



Please read the latest RSC and ANU safety alerts (a collection of past and present ANU Hazard Alerts can also be found here).








RSC WHS Committee

The RSC WHS Committee (formerly Advisory Committee on Safety; ACS) is composed of the RSC Director, RSC School Manager, RSC WHS Manager, and 5 Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs), elected from a variety of work areas across the RSC (e.g. academia, chemical research, biochemical research, workshops, students, postdocs, teaching). A minimum of 4 meetings are held each year, and everyone at the RSC is encouraged to raise safety related issues with the Committee. 





The Chemical Management System (CMS) has been implemented at the ANU this year and includes a database for Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and an inventory of chemicals stored at the RSC. For SDS viewing only: ChemWatch (please note that this link only works from any ANU internal computer or via reverse proxy).

For access outside the ANU or for access to the RSC chemical inventory, please use your u-number and HORUS/ISIS password to access ChemWatch via https://jr.chemwatch.net/chemwatch.web/home.

Useful information and guidance material around the CMS (e.g. deleting/adding containers, stocktake, manuals) can be found HERE.

The CMS replaced the former Chemical Inventory System (CIS). Please note that the CIS is was phased out in 2017.

Updated:  24 October 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director, RSC/Page Contact:  Web Admin, RSC