School of Population Health

Health and Safety

Health and Safety is central to both teaching and research activities at the School of Population Health. The school is committed to meeting the requirements of the UNSW Health & Safety policy and implementing the aims and strategies outlined therein. Health and Safety Awareness training is compulsory for all staff and research students.

School Contacts and Committee Members

Name Responsibility Representing Email Address Telephone
A/Prof David Heslop Chair SPH 9385 3499
Sarah Jacob Secretary SPH 9385 2520
Prof Rebecca Ivers Management Representative HOS, SPH 9385 3811
Anil Singh-Prakash Management Representative SPH 9385 2446
Dr Bayzidur Rahman Academic Representative SPH 9385 8660
Dr Sally Nathan Academic Representative SPH 9385 1061
Dr Abrar  Chughtai Academic Representative SPH 9385 1009
Ravit Danieli-Vlandis General Staff Representative SPH 9385 2517
Mariam Soomro HDR Student Representative SPH  
Tracey Clay Faculty HS&E Coordinator WHS Medicine 9385 2916

H&S is everyone’s business. Slips, trips and falls cause 26% of all serious injuries at UNSW, so if you see a loose paver, uplifted carpet or a spill let Estate Management know. If you have identified a hazard, report it via the Health, Safety and Environment portal on myUNSW or call Estate Management on 9385 5111.  See Reporting Hazards & Incidents for further information.

School Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency call Security on 9385 6666.

UNSWalert - SMS Emergency Notification System

An emergency or crisis situation can arise with very little warning and could seriously impact on your safety on campus. With this in mind UNSW provides an emergency notification system that operates via mobile phone SMS/text. Staff and students are automatically registered to receive an SMS alert when emergency situations arise. Please note there will be an annual test of the system for quality assurance purposes.

For further details on UNSW emergency procedures see Estate Management Emergencies.

Emergency Contacts at SPHCM

First Aid
Level 2
Dr Abrar Chughtai 9385 1009 Room 228
Location of First Aid Kit Kitchen Room 221
Level 3
Dr Rebecca Reynolds 9385 2522 Room 323
Ravit Danieli-Vlandis 9385 2517 Room 325
Location of First Aid Kit Main Office Room 325


Fire Wardens and Marshalls
Level 2
Tessalonica Ho        9385 2507 Room 236
Dr Bayzidur Rahman 9385 8660 Room 215
Sarah Jacob       9385 2520 Room 236
A/Prof James Wood 9385 8769 Room 219
Level 3
Ravit Danieli-Vlandis 9385 2517 Room 325
Anil Singh-Prakash 9385 2446 Room 325A
Samuels Building Chief Warden: Dean Lovett, 9385 2190, Ground Floor
Samuels Building Deputy Chief Warden: Lynn Ferris, 9385 3909, Level 4, Room 401


School Emergency Evacuation Procedures

In case of an emergency evacuation, follow the map as posted by the lift on each floor of the Samuels Building and any instructions provided by the Samuels Building Emergency Contacts.

Samuels Building Evacuation Map

image - SPHCM Emergency Evacuation Procedures

The assembly area for the School  (F25) is the Michael Birt Gardens in front of the Lowy building (C25).

Induction and Risk Management

Induction to the School of Population Health


Visitors are advised to have a look at HS414 Visitors Guideline and complete HS630 Visitor's Induction Form.

Completed visitors' induction forms (HS630) should be returned to Level 3 Reception.

It is also advisable to complete the risk management form relevant to your workplace. Samples of completed risk management forms can be found below.


All staff should complete the HS006 induction form with their supervisor.

Completed staff induction forms (HS006) should be returned to Level 3 Reception.

Risk Management

Staff and students are advised to complete the blank UNSW Risk Management Form (HS017) and Guide for the activity they are going to undertake or customize from the examples below.

  1. Working in an Office Environment - (Word)
  2. Undergraduate Primary Care Placements - (Word)
  3. Home Visits - (Word)
  4. Domestic Research and Travel - (Word)
  5. Overseas Research and Travel - (Word)

Note: If your activity involves travel (International or domestic) please refer to UNSW Travel Policy,
UNSW Insurance Policies and Insurance Services, UNSW Fieldwork Guideline (HS406) and SPH Travel Procedure.

Completed risk management forms should be returned to Level 3 Reception.

School of Population Health & Safety Meeting Minutes