Laucala - Occupational Health and Safety



Laucala

FBE

OHS Consultation

OHS Consultation

The Fiji Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 part 3 states that ie.a legal requirement that every employer of a workplace in Fiji employing more than 20 employees must have a OHS Committee made of worker elected representatives and management nominated representatives.

 

USP OHS Policies & Procedures Click Here to See

USP staff will be guided by the USP OHS Responsibilities Guidelines in their contribution towards workplace health and safety .

Workplace OHS Representatives & Committee

The  Faculty of Business and Economics is the university's largest academic faculty .

FBE OHS Committee

OHS Committee Guidelines 

2017 - 2018 OHS Workplace Certificate


  •  Resolving Health & Safety Issues In The Workplace  

In the first instance all health and safety issues must be addressed within the workplace of concern. It is the right of any worker or concerned person within a workplace to immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior supervisor in charge of the workplace.

Any FBE staff or student is required to actively raise any health and safety issue or hazard that affects them with their local health and safety representatives and employer representatives like supervisors and heads of departments.

They are to fill in the  and submit USP Hazard incident injury form to their local OHS and management representative, and a copy submitted to the USP OHS Unit

The most senior staff of the workplace has a duty of care to immediately assess the risk of the issue concerned and implement an immediate solution in the workplace to reduce this risk.

Fiji Health & Safety in the Workplace Legislations

Building Fire Protection

FBE Building Fire Protection

 

  •         Fire Extinguishers: either Dry powder or carbon dioxide
  •         Fire Hose Reels & Fire Sprinkler Systems 
  •         Fire Blankets

1.2 Early Fire Detection Sensors

  •         Smoke detectors
  •         Heat Detectors
  •         Fire indicator panels

1.3 Fire Alarms

  •         Manual call points
  •         Fire alarm sounders

MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Fire Fighting Enterprises conduct maintenance of these equipment at the Upper and Statham Campus

Evergreen Fiji Litd conduct maintenance of these equipment at the lower campus

These equipment are serviced every month and service tagged equipment are done every 6 months.

The Manager Design & Engineering is the senior manager responsible for the maintenance of these equipment on campus.

Damaged or Missing equipment must be reported immediately to niranjwan.chettiar(at)usp.ac.fj

Building Fire Protection Equipment Locations 

It is important to know the locations of fire protection equipment for your building and how to use them.

Building Fire Wardens are responsible for monitoring fire protection equipment in their areas of responsibility.

FBE MAIN BUILDING

Ground Level

Level 2

Level 3

 School of Accounting & Finance

School of Tourism & Hospitality

School of Land Management & Development

School of Land Management & Development 

PACIFIC ISLANDS CENTER FOR PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION ( STATHAM CAMPUS )

PICPA

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS / MBA (STATHAM CAMPUS )

MBA 066 Level 1

MBA 068 Level 1

MBA 068 Level 2

Operating Procedures for using First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment:

Fire Extinguisher    

Fire Hose Reel  

Fire blanket      

Guidelines for Installations of Fire Extinguisher & Fire Blanket

NFA Guidelines

 

Building Inspection

Workplace Health & Safety Inspections

The OHS Committee for the Faculty of Business & Economics in collaboration with the USP OHS Unit is delegated under the HASAW Act 1996 to determine the implementation of regular workplace preventative health and safety inspections.

These inspections are designed to proactively detect hazards that may pose potential sources of harm to staff and students and to activate intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk of posed by these hazards

USP Building & Workplace Health & Safety Inspection Guidelines

Schedule of FBE Building Inspections:

Inspection Sites

Inspections Frequency Annual

Designated Months

Inspection Forms

Admin & Lecturer Offices

Biannually

December & July

Teaching Venues

Quarterly

December, April & August

Science Laboratories e.g. Animal Science Labs, Alafua Campus

Monthly

January - December

Hazardous Restricted Areas. E.g Flammable Gas Storage Areas, High Voltage Electrical Areas

Monthly

January - December

  • Hazardous Area Inspection Form

Following these inspections the FBE OHS Committee and the USP OHS team will convene a meeting with relevant stakeholderís eg.Heads of Schools and Designated USP Property and Facilities Coordinator to discuss these hazards and  implement a work plan (Creation of Maintenance Job Cards) to have the risks posed by these hazards reduced or eliminated.

Each hazard identified in these inspections will be designated as a near miss and registered in building hazard and risk register. This building hazard and risk register will be an agenda item during committee meetings and part of regular reports by the FBE OHS Committee to Dean of Faculty Business and Economics and Heads of Schools.

USP OHS Inspection Summary Template 

USP Building Hazard & Risk Register Template Excel

Building & Workplace Standards

For Fiji campuses, the following building standards and regulations are used as references in the conduct of these building inspections

Fiji Public Health ( National Building Code ) Regulations 2004

HASAW ( General Workplace Conditions ) Regulations 2003

Building Inspection

First Aid

First Aid In The Workplace

First Aid is the provision of basic emergency resuscitation & treatment to victims of injuries and illnesses at the time and location of these events occurring until/on route to definitive secondary medical treatment being provided to these victims.

These emergency situations in the workplace may include treating cuts and bruises, sprains from falls, near drowning and someone falling unconscious or suffering an epileptic fit

CALL FOR HELP

Whenever there is an injury or medical emergency you must CALL FOR HELP

FIRST AID PROCEDURES 

ABCDE is a basic First Aid technique which everyone within the university can master.

First Aid Guidelines in the Workplace

First Aid Primary Assessment

FBE FIRST AIDERS

It is important to know the identities of FBE First Aiders and the locations of First Aid kits and stations .

First Aiders Posters and First Aid Kit Signs will assist you to identify them .

USP OHS Provides Guidelines on Basic First Aid Kit Contents , however these items must be replenished by the workplace it is located in every 3 months as a minimum requirement.

The presence and monitoring of First Aiders and First Aid Kits is done by the USP OHS unit regularly.

First Aiders for a workplace are required to enter First Aid Register details of First Aid items and treatment applied on each occasion.

 

FIRST AID TRAINING

USP Staff and students undertake First Aid training with ST John ambulance and Red Cross Societies to attain First Aider certification within the university.

First Aid Training is usually done during semester breaks in April, June and September every year.If interested fill out the USP OHS Training Application form and select First Aid training and submit it to USP OHS ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

 

 First Aid Awareness Posters

First Aid for Burns

First Aid For Choking

First Aid Response for Common Ailments

First Aid For Construction Sites

First Aid for Electric Shocks

First Aid for External Bleeding

First Aid for Eyes

First Aid for Fractures

Heart Attacks & Strokes

Hygenic Hand Washing Techniques

First Aid For Seizures

First Aid for Soft Tissue Injuries

Injury Management

Worker Injury Management

Work Accident Prevention

It is the duty for all USP workers and students to report any hazard or unsafe work act or unsafe workplace condition to their immediate senior supervisor

Use this form when reporting hazards

It is the duty of the supervisor to ensure that management eliminates the risk posed by these hazards or reduces it to negligible levels.

It is the duty of the workplace OHS representative to ensure that these processes are documented and that this process is not impeded.

WHEN AN INJURY OR INCIDENT OCCURS

1.Role of the Injured Worker

Whenever an injury occurs in the workplace it is the responsibility of the worker to report it immediately to his/her immediate supervisor and seek First Aid and definitive medical attention, see FIRST AID in the Workplace.

2. Role Of Supervisor

2.1 It is the responsibility of the supervisor of the injured worker to arrange and facilitate immediate first aid and definitive medical attention for the injured worker

At the Laucala campus during office hours , injured workers must be taken to the USP Health and Wellness Center on campus

INJURY REPORTING

The injured worker and his/her supervisor must fill this form

Injured or Ill worker must fill Fill Part A,B and C

Supervisor must fill Part D and E

This form is to be submitted to the Staff Nurse on duty, who in turn will send copy to USP OHS Unit.

Mandatory Reporting of Occupational Injuries & Illness

All injuries must be notified by the worker to his/her supervisor as stipulated under the USP Policy on incident reporting

In addition to this internal reporting , all workplace injuries in Fiji are required by law to be notified to the Ministry of Labour using the OHS F1 Form within 7 working days

2.3 Serious Injuries must be notified by filling the LDF C1 Form by the supervisor and sending it to Ministry of Labour OHS unit within 7 working days.

2.4 For workers covered by the QBE medical insurance scheme, Fill the QBE workers Compensation Claim form and submit this form to the closest QBE insurance office within 7 working days of the injury occurring.

 Recovery & Return to Work

If you are a injured worker you must read this advisory.

Injury and Accident Investigation

It is essential that all serious injuries be formally investigated immediately as is possible

The injured worker, fellow workers witnessing the injury are required to fill in their statement form

The supervisor of the injured worker is required to fill in the supervisor statement form.

The OHS unit or the campus director must conduct an accident scene inspection and report.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Guidelines For Faculty Business & Economics

Emergency Contact Numbers & Information

The first response for dealing with any potential emergency is to CALL FOR HELP .It is important for FBE staff and students to know and access phone numbers to key people and responders within their campus and community who can rapidly respond to and deal with the emergency.

Fire

It is important to know what to do in the event of a fire affecting your building , it can save your life and those persons around you

 

FBE Building Fire Wardens

   

Building Fire Wardens are USP staff who has received training from the National Fire Authority to conduct basic building fire safety preparedness and response activities, including using firefighting equipment and conducting building evacuations.

There are 2 types of Building fire wardens in USP

Chief Building Fire wardens is in charge of a group of floor wardens and coordinate building fire safety activities and the evacuation of persons to the designated assembly area

Floor Fire wardens are responsible for basic fire safety activities and evacuation of persons in their area of responsibility within the building to designated emergency assembly areas

Similarly there are fire wardens for other Faculty buildings around laucala Campus

Pacific Islands Center for Public Administration, MBA Graduate School of Business are located at the Statham Campus.

The School of Land Management & Development is located at Tagimoucia Street at the Upper Campus

 

Building & Room Evacuation Plans

It is a mandatory safety requirement for Buildings and Rooms have evacuation plans for Fire placed for occupants to read

For a copy of the evacuation plans for your building or room email the OHS unit and a soft copy can be sent to you to have it placed in your building or room

State on your email , the building , floor level and the room in which the evacuation plan is to be placed.

Emergency Assembly Areas for Fire

An Emergency Assembly Area is a designated safe area or location specific for a hazardous event e.g. emergency assembly area for fire and evacuation site for tsunami, flooding or cyclones.

Faculty Business & Economics Staff and Students must use the following Emergency Assembly Areas for Fire whenever a Building fire alarm sounds and evacuation is ordered. 

Earthquake

 Fiji is located within the Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, and as such is susceptible to earthquakes .Earthquakes may range from slight earth tremors to violent ground upheavals resulting in a lot of destruction and deaths.

The immediate causes of injury and death to persons in buildings occurring from earthquakes result from falling or falling objects, structural collapse and fires and electrocutions from live electrical wires. Persons trapped under structural debris are often asphyxiated from dust and lack of fresh air.

Submarine earthquakes leading to tsunamis can exponentially increase destruction and deaths along populated coast lines.

It is important for all persons to be aware of what to do during and after an earthquake has occurred.

Earthquakes Advisory Laucala Campus

Earthquake Tsunami Poster

Tsunami

Tsunami Hazard Zone

                    

The Laucala Campus is located within the tsunami hazard zone of the Suva peninsula.

The Statham Campus,Lower and Middle Campus as well as low lying areas of the upper campus where FBE Main Building and School of land management & development are situated within this tsunami hazard zone.

It is important for anyone using these campuses to be aware of the designated tsunami evacuation sites on Laucala campus and the most suitable routes to these sites from their locality.

Tsunami Information Brochure Laucala Campus 


Tsunami evacuation sites in Laucala Campus are all located at Upper Campus close to residential halls which are all located on inland, high grounds overlooking the laucala bay area.

Tsunami Evacuation Procedures

Rain Storms & Cyclones

 All USP campuses in the South Pacific Region are susceptible to cyclones during the months between November to April.

Itís important to be well prepared for these cyclones before they happen, and take all precautions during and after cyclones have occurred.

Working Safely In USP

Working Safely In USP

The University of the South Pacific as the employer for its employees is required by national occupational health and safety legislation's to provide and promote safe work conditions, procedures and equipment for all its employees in all its regional campuses.

To reciprocate this, each employee is required to comply with safe work practices and ensure their workplaces and work equipment are kept and maintained to safety and health standards.

The university work environment is vastly different in their types and the hazards that are likely to be created and encountered by employees, and for this it is necessary that health and safety standards are maintained to provide guidelines to minimize the risk of injury and threat to the health and well-being of employees, as well as students and visitors.

No.

Safe Work Practice

Safe Work Guideline 1

Safe Work Guideline 2

Safe Work Guideline 3

1.

Safety Against Dangerous Electricity Exposure in the Workplace

Electrical Safety

Lock Out Tag Out

Permit To Work

2.

Safety Against Falling in the Workplace

A Frame Ladders safety

Extension ladders safety

Working on Roofs safely

Permit to Work on Roofs

Permit To Work at Heights

3.

Safety Against Excessive Noise Exposure in the Workplace

Noise & Hearing Protection

Noise Levels

Hearing Assessments

4.

Safety Against Fire & Burns in the Workplace

Working with Combustibles Safely

Hot Work Safety

Charging Batteries Safely

5.

Safety Against Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injury in the Workplace

Ergonomic Workstation

Recognizing Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dealing With Low Back Pain

6.

Manual Work & Lifting Loads

Safe Lifting & Carrying Techniques

Stretching Exercises

Lifting & Carrying Equipment

7.

Safety in Using Electrically Powered Tools in the Workplace

Using Portable Powered Tools Safely

Safety in the Mechanical Workshop

Testing

8.

Safety Against Dangerous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

Using Chemical Fume Cupboard Correctly

Storing Chemicals Safely

Safety in Science Laboratory

9.

Housekeeping in the Workplace

Good Housekeeping - Everyone's Responsibility

Preventing Slip, Trip & Falls

Recycle Waste Management

10.

Safety in Confined Work Spaces

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Permit To Work

11.

Personal Protective Equipment

Property & Facilities and School of Engineering

Science Laboratories

Housekeeping

12.

Dealing with Stress in Workplace

Anxiety & Panic

Depression

Alcohol & Smoking Dependence

13.

Safety in Construction Sites

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Excavation Safety

 

 

FALE

OHS Consultation

OHS Consultation

Workplace OHS Representative & Committee

The Fiji Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 part 3 states that ie.a legal requirement that every employer of a workplace in Fiji employing more than 20 employees must have a OHS Committee made of worker elected representatives and management nominated representatives.

USP Laucala 2015 Annual OHS Workplace Certificate

For Fiji National OHS Legislations Click here

 

USP OHS Polices & Procedures Click Here

USP OHS Committee Guidelines

FALE OHS Reps & Committee  

 

FALE OHS Reps & Committee 2014 - 2016

 

Minutes Meeting  2014 - April September

Minutes Meeting 2015 -  April

 

Resolving Health & Safety Issues In The Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues / hazards identified by staff and concerned persons e.g. students must fill USP Identified hazard form A01 and submit form to the

  1. Designated supervisor / lecturer / manager of the workplace
  2. FALE Workplace OHS Representative / Committee
  3. USP OHS Unit via email

The most senior staff of the workplace has a duty of care to immediately assess the risk of the issue concerned and implement an immediate solution in the workplace to reduce this risk.

The OHS unit at Laucala campus maybe consulted to provide technical advice where required.

Building Fire Protection

FALE Building Fire Protection

 

        

    MAINTENANCE OF BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

The Engineering Services within the Section of Property and Facilities coordinates all building fire protection for the Laucala campus.

Building Fire Wardens are responsible for inspecting fire extinguishers , hose reels , manual call points and fire indicator panels and to report any damage or defects on a monthly basis.

Contact USP Engineering Service Manager to report any missing ,defective or damaged fire protection equipment or request for new equipment .

All services and maintenance of Building Fire Protection Equipment is done by external contractors namely  Fire Fighting Enterprises which services the Upper and Statham campus and Evergreen Fiji Ltd is the contractor servicing  the Lower campus.

BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION LOCATIONS

For FALE students or staff  it is important to be familiar with the fire protection equipment located closest to your locality and how to use them.

Building Fire Wardens are responsible for monitoring the fire protection equipment in their areas of responsibility.

FALE Main Building  Ground  /  Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3

CELT Building  Level 1  / Level  2 / Level 3

PRIDE BUILDING Level 1 / Level 2

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE  Level 1 / Level 2

School of Law Statham Campus  Ground Level / Level 1

Oceania Center for Arts Culture & Pacific Studies( OCAPS ) Level 1

School of Music  Level 1

USP EDUCARE / PRE SCHOOL - Level 1 SCHOOL OF MUSIC - Level 1

USING FIRST ATTACK FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT

It is important to be able use First attack fire fighting equipment

Fire Extinguisher  / Fire Hose Reel  / Fire Blanket 

INSTALLATION GUIDELINES FIRE EXTINGUISHERS & FIRE BLANKETS

NFA Guidelines

 

 

Building Inspection

Workplace Health & Safety Inspections

The OHS Committee for the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education in collaboration with the USP OHS Unit is delegated under the HASAW Act 1996 to determine the implementation of regular workplace preventative health and safety inspections.

How to Prepare for OHS Inspections

1) Read the USP OHS Inspection Guidelines

2) Gather your inspection team and notify staff in the buildings / Spaces to be inspected of the inspection details.

3) Ensure you have the correct building or space inspection form , building or space floor plans ,etc.

4) Ensure that you have the appropriate inspection equipment eg.hardback folders , cameras ,measuring instruments ,etc 

Annual Schedule of FALE Building Inspections:

Inspection Sites

Inspections Frequency Annual

Designated Months

Inspection Forms

Admin & Lecturer Offices

Biannually

December & July

Teaching Venues

Quarterly

December, April & August

Building Fire Protection Equipment

Monthly

January - December

  • Fire Protection Inspection Form

Hazardous Restricted Areas. E.g Flammable Gas Storage Areas, High Voltage Electrical Areas

Monthly

January - December

  • Hazardous Area Inspection Form

What to do after the Inspections

The FALE OHS Committee and the USP OHS team will

1) Compile Building or Space OHS Inspection Summary of all Hazards identified followed by compiling or updating the Building or Space Hazard and Risk Register

2) Convene a meeting with relevant stakeholderís eg.Heads of Schools and Designated USP Property and Facilities Coordinator to discuss these hazard and risk register and  implement a work plan (Creation of Maintenance Job Cards) to have the risks posed by these hazards reduced or eliminated.


Building & Workplace Standards

For Fiji campuses, the following building standards and regulations are used as references in the conduct of these building inspections

  • Fiji Public Health (National Building Code) Regulations 2004 (View Online)
  • HASAW (General Workplace conditions) Regulations 2003
    (View Online)
  • National Fire Authority Guideline No: GL-01 Issued 15th October 2007, Selection, Installation & maintenance of Portable extinguishers and fire blankets. (View Online)
First Aid

First Aid In The Workplace

First Aid is the provision of basic emergency resuscitation & treatment to victims of injuries and illnesses at the time and location of these events occurring until/on route to definitive secondary medical treatment being provided to these victims.

These emergency situations in the workplace may include treating cuts and bruises, sprains from falls, near drowning and someone falling unconscious or suffering an epileptic fit.

First Aid Skills and equipment is a lifesaving intervention that is vital for preserving the health and safety of workers and students in the University of the South Pacific. It is critical that any lecturer taking students on field trips to isolated locations is a trained first aider and carries a first aid kit at all times.

ABCDE is a basic First Aid technique which everyone within the university can master.

USP Staff and students undertake First Aid training with ST John ambulance and Red Cross Societies to attain First Aider certification within the university. First Aid Training is usually done during semester breaks in April, June and September every year .If interested fill out the Application form for First Aid training and submit it to USP OHS assistant Mr Varish Chandra email Ö.Once received a confirmatory email will be sent to you with further details

  • First Aid Training Application Form (View Online || Download)

At the Faculty of Arts, Law & Education Laucala campus, it is important to know who your local first aiders are and the locations of first aid stations. These first aiders and first aid kits are identified by signageís placed close to their locations. It is the responsibility of the first aider and his/her department to replenish the first aid kit of its contents and maintain a register of items used.

  • FALE First Aiders and First Aid Kit locations (View Online ||   Download)

It is important to call for help whenever an event requires first aid to be administered.

At the Laucala Campus this will require calling immediate workplace supervisor (staff), lecturer (student in class or field trip) or Residential Assistant or Resident Officer (Student in Halls of Residence)

It is equally important to call and inform the USP security control room and the USP Health and wellness centre.

It is important that USP injury /incident hazard report form be filled and submitted to USP health and wellness centre staff (office hours) or USP Security Control Room officers (After hours and Public Holidays)

First Aid awareness posters:

Injury Management

Worker Injury Management

WORK ACCIDENT PREVENTION 

It is the duty for all USP Workers and students to report any hazard , unsafe work act or unsafe workplace condition to their immediate senior supervisor

It is the duty of the supervisor to ensure that management eliminates the risk posed by the hazard or reduces the risk to negligible levels.

USP Hazard Incident Report Form

It is the duty of the workplace OHS representative to ensure that these processes are documented and not impeded.

Workplace Accident Video

 

WHAT TO DO WHEN INJURY OR INCIDENT OCCURS

Worker

It is the responsibility of the worker affected by the injury or incident to report it immediately to his/her immediate supervisor and seek First Aid and definitive medical attention, see FIRST AID in the Workplace.

Role Of Supervisor

2.1 It is the responsibility of the supervisor of the injured worker to arrange and facilitate immediate first aid and definitive medical attention for the injured worker and to fill in the USP hazard injury incident form, This form is to be submitted to USP Health and Wellness Centre Staff Nurse on duty.

MANDATORY INJURY REPORTING

2.2 All injuries no matter how trivial must be notified by the supervisor to the Fiji Ministry of Labour OHS unit by filling the OHS F1Form and sending it to the Ministry of Labour within 7 working days.

2.3 Serious Injuries requiring the worker to be absent from work for more than 3 consecutive days on medically certified leave due to injury  E.g. inpatient hospital treatment, surgery or overseas evacuation must be notified by filling the LDF C1form by the supervisor and sending it to Ministry of Labour OHS unit within 7 working days.

2.4 If the worker is covered under the QBE medical insurance scheme, it is a requirement for the worker and the workerís supervisor to fill out their respective component of the QBE workman compensation form and submit this form to the closest QBE insurance office within 7 working days of the injury occurring.

Recovery & Return to Work

It is very important for the worker to keep their supervisor and OHS unit updated at all times of medical consultations with doctors and results of recovery and treatment. All medical certificates and reports must be submitted to supervisors and the OHS unit by the worker.

Workers who continue to be absent from work to receive treatment or recover either at home or in hospital will be continue to be paid , but on 2/3 the rates of their normal rates. They will be paid full rates once they have been medically certified as being fully recovered to return to work.

Injury and Accident Investigation

It is essential that all serious injuries be formally investigated immediately as is possible

The injured worker, fellow workers witnessing the injury and the supervisor are all required to fill in their statements of their account of the incident and injury occurring.

The OHS unit or the campus director must conduct an accident scene inspection and report.

These forms must be filled and submitted to the USP OHS unit at laucala campus or to the campus director of regional campuses.

The OHS unit or the campus director is to conduct an accident inquiry hearing where all persons will be given opportunity to account for the events and causes leading to the accident and injuries occurring.

The date, time, venue and agenda of the inquiry must be circulated to all parties by the OHS unit a month before the scheduled date. In addition any key witnesses can be present in this inquiry.

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Contact Numbers & Information

The first response for dealing with any potential emergency is to CALL FOR HELP .Laucala Emergency Phone Numbers is below.

USP Laucala Campus Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire

It is important to know what to do when a fire affects your building,Quick Action can save lives and property !

Fire Emergency Response Procedure Laucala Campus

Earthquake & Tsunami

The last earthquake tremors felt in the Laucala Bay area was April 2012 and the last tsunami evacuation for Suva was in January 2013.

It is important for all persons using the Laucala Bay campus to be aware of all the emergency & evacuation plans relating to earthquakes and tsunami.

Earthquake Emergency Procedure / Tsunami Emergency Procedure

Building Fire Wardens

  

The presence of trained building fire wardens is a legal fire safety requirement for workplaces in Fiji .

Building Emergency & Evacuation Procedures

It is a legal requirement that workplaces have emergency exits , documented emergency & evacuation procedures and safe evacuation sites and assembly areas in the event of a emergency or disaster.

      

FALE MAIN BUILDING

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure/ Earthquake/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

CELT BUILDING

Building Fire Wardens

CELT Building Fire Evacuation Procedure/ Earthquake /Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

SCHOOL OF LAW @ STATHAM CAMPUS

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure / Earthquake /Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

PRIDE BUILDING

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure/ Earthquake /Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

CONFUCIUS INSTITUTE

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure / Earthquake & Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

OCEANIA CENTER FOR CULTURE ARTS & PACIFIC STUDIES

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure / Earthquake & Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

USP EDUCARE  

Building Fire Wardens

Fire Evacuation Procedure /Earthquake & Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

Rain Storms & Cyclones

 All USP campuses in the South Pacific Region are susceptible to cyclones during the months between November to April.

Itís important to be well prepared for these cyclones before they happen, and take all precautions during and after cyclones have occurred.

Read -> Cyclone Preparedness Advisory

 

Working Safely In USP

Working Safely In USP

The University of the South Pacific as the employer for its employees is required by national occupational health and safety legislation's to provide and promote safe work conditions, procedures and equipment for all its employees in all its regional campuses.

To reciprocate this, each employee is required to comply with safe work practices and ensure their workplaces and work equipment are kept and maintained to safety and health standards.

The university work environment is vastly different in their types and the hazards that are likely to be created and encountered by employees, and for this it is necessary that health and safety standards are maintained to provide guidelines to minimize the risk of injury and threat to the health and well-being of employees, as well as students and visitors.

No.

Safe Work Practice

Safe Work Guideline 1

Safe Work Guideline 2

Safe Work Guideline 3

1.

Safety Against Dangerous Electricity Exposure in the Workplace

Electrical Safety

Lock Out Tag Out

Permit To Work

2.

Safety Against Falling in the Workplace

A Frame Ladder Safety

Extension ladder safety

Working on roofs safely

Permit to Work on Roofs

Permit To Work at Heights

3.

Safety Against Excessive Noise Exposure in the Workplace

Noise & Hearing Protection

Noise Levels

Hearing Assessments

4.

Safety Against Fire & Burns in the Workplace

Working with Combustibles Safely

Hot Work Safety

Charging Batteries Safely

5.

Safety Against Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injury in the Workplace

Ergonomic Workstation

Recognizing Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dealing With Low Back Pain

6.

Manual Work & Lifting Loads

Safe Lifting & Carrying Techniques

Stretching Exercises

Lifting & Carrying Equipment

7.

Safety in Using Electrically Powered Tools in the Workplace

Using Portable Powered Tools Safely

Safety in the Mechanical Workshop

Testing

8.

Safety Against Dangerous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

Using Chemical Fume Cupboard Correctly

Storing Chemicals Safely

Safety in Science Laboratory

9.

Housekeeping in the Workplace

Good Housekeeping - Everyone's Responsibility

Preventing Slip, Trip & Falls

Recycle Waste Management

10.

Safety in Confined Work Spaces

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Permit To Work

11.

Personal Protective Equipment

Property & Facilities and School of Engineering

Science Laboratories

Housekeeping

12.

Dealing with Stress in Workplace

Anxiety & Panic

Depression

Alcohol & Smoking Dependence

13.

Safety in Construction Sites

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Excavation Safety

 

 

FSTE

OHS Consultation

OHS Consultation

The Fiji Health and Safety at Work Act 1996 part 3 states that ie.a legal requirement that every employer of a workplace in Fiji employing more than 20 employees must have a OHS Committee made of worker elected representatives and management nominated representatives.

 

                                                  USP OHS Policies & Procedures Click here

FSTE Laucala Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Reps and Committee

Faculty of Science, Technology & Environment OHS Committee Click here

2017 - 2018 OHS Workplace Certificate

Resolving Health & Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues must be addressed within the workplace of concern , as stated in the USP OHS consultation procedure.

USP workers and students are required to fill in the USP hazard report A01 form for reporting hazards that they have identified , or fill in the USP Incident injury hazard form , these forms are to be sent to their immediate OHS representative, immediate supervisor and USP OHS unit on ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

The most senior staff of the workplace has a duty of care to immediately assess the risk of the issue concerned and implement an immediate solution in the workplace to reduce this risk.

FSTE has a large variety of hazards present in its workplaces .For any health and safety issue or incident arising in these areas , contact the following key FSTE techn ical staff 

The OHS unit at Laucala campus maybe consulted to provide technical advice where required.

Fiji Health & Safety in the Workplace Legislation Click Here

 

Building Fire Protection

FSTE Building Fire Protection

 

 

1.1 First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment

  •          Fire Extinguishers: either Dry powder or carbon dioxide
  •         Fire Hose Reels & Fire Sprinkler Systems 
  •         Fire Blankets

1.2 Early Fire Detection Sensors

  •         Smoke detectors
  •         Heat Detectors
  •         Fire indicator panels

1.3 Fire Alarms

  •         Manual call points
  •         Fire alarm sounders

MAINTENANCE OF FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT

Fire fighting Equipment conducts maintenance for these equipment at the Upper and Statham campus

Evergreen Fiji Ltd conduct maintenance for these equipment at the Lower campus

All equipment are maintained every month and service tagged equipment are done every 6 months.

It is the duty of building fire wardens to monitor the presence of fire protection equipment in their areas of responsibility.

It is the duty for USP Staff and students to safeguard these equipment and to report any damaged or missing fire protection equipment immediately to the Design & Engineering Manager Property & Facilities niranjwan.chettiar(at)usp.ac.fj

For students or staff using this building, it is important to be familiar with the fire protection equipment located closest to your locality and how to use them.

FSTE BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT LOCATIONS

Biological & Chemical Sciences

FSTE Main Building Level 2

Engineering & Physics 

FSTE Main Building Level 1

School of Engineering Building

ITS Building B Level 3

ITS Building B Level 4

Computing Information and Mathematical Sciences

ITS Building B Level 3

ITS Building B Level 4

Marine Science & Institute of Applied Sciences

School of Marine Sciences Building  Level 1

School of Marine Sciences Building  Level 2

Lower Campus Main Lecture Theater

Workshops & Marina

IAS Lab Building 

Geography Earth Sciences & Environment

FSTE Main Building Level 2

Geography Earth Sciences Environment Building Level 1

Geography Earth Sciences Environment Building Level 2

Geography Information System Building

Institute of Marine Resources

IMR Building

How to Use First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment:

Fire extinguisher

Fire Hose Reel

Fire Blanket

Guidelines for Installing Fire Extinguishers & Fire Blankets

NFA Guidelines

 

 

Building Inspection

Workplace Health & Safety Inspections

The OHS Committee for the Faculty of Science Technology & Environment in collaboration with the USP OHS Unit is delegated under the HASAW Act 1996 to determine the implementation of regular workplace preventative health and safety inspections.

 

WHAT TO BE DONE TO PREPARE FOR OHS INSPECTIONS

1 ) Read USP OHS Inspection Guidelines

2 ) Gather your inspection team and make relevant notification to the staff in buildings or spaces to be inspected .

3 ) Ensure you have the appropriate inspection forms and building floor plans

4 ) Ensure that you have relevant inspection equipment eg.cameras ,hardback folders ,meter tapes ,etc.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD OHS INSPECTIONS BE DONE

                                                       Schedule of FSTE Building Inspections:

Inspection Sites

Inspections Frequency Annual

Designated Months

Inspection Forms

Admin & Lecturer Offices

Biannually

December & July

Teaching Venues

Quarterly

December, April & August

Science Laboratories

Monthly

January - December

Hazardous Restricted Areas. E.g Flammable Gas Storage Areas, High Voltage Electrical Areas

Monthly

January - December

  • Hazardous Area Inspection Form

WHAT TO BE DONE AFTER THE INSPECTION

Following these inspections the FSTE OHS Committee and the USP OHS team will

1) Compile Building or Space OHS Inspection Summary Report followed by compiling or updating the inspected Building or Space Hazard & Risk Register .

2) Convene a meeting with relevant stakeholderís eg.Heads of Schools and Designated USP Property and Facilities Coordinator to discuss the hazard and risk register with them

3) Together with stakeholders eg.Property & Facilities implement a work plan (Creation of Maintenance Job Cards) to have the risks posed by these hazards reduced or eliminated.

Building & Workplace Standards

For Fiji campuses, the following building standards and regulations are used as references in the conduct of these building inspections

Fiji Public Health ( National Building Code ) Regulations 2004

Fiji HASAW ( General Workoplace Conditions ) Regulations 2003

Fiji HASAW ( Control of Hazardous Chemicals ) Regulations 2006

NFA Guidelines Selection Installation & Maintenance of Portable Fire extinguishers & Fire Blankets

First Aid

First Aid In The Workplace

First Aid is the provision of basic emergency resuscitation & treatment to victims of injuries and illnesses at the time and location of these events occurring until/on route to definitive secondary medical treatment being provided to these victims.

These emergency situations in the workplace may include treating cuts and bruises, sprains from falls, near drowning and someone falling unconscious or suffering an epileptic fit

CALL FOR HELP

Whenever there is an injury or medical emergency you must CALL FOR HELP

FIRST AID PROCEDURES 

ABCDE is a basic First Aid technique which everyone within the university can master.

First Aid Guidelines in the Workplace

First Aid Primary Assessment

FBE FIRST AIDERS

It is important to know the identities of FBE First Aiders and the locations of First Aid kits and stations .

First Aiders Posters and First Aid Kit Signs will assist you to identify them .

USP OHS Provides Guidelines on Basic First Aid Kit Contents , however these items must be replenished by the workplace it is located in every 3 months as a minimum requirement.

The presence and monitoring of First Aiders and First Aid Kits is done by the USP OHS unit regularly.

First Aiders for a workplace are required to enter First Aid Register details of First Aid items and treatment applied on each occasion.

 

FIRST AID TRAINING

USP Staff and students undertake First Aid training with ST John ambulance and Red Cross Societies to attain First Aider certification within the university.

First Aid Training is usually done during semester breaks in April, June and September every year.If interested fill out the USP OHS Training Application form and select First Aid training and submit it to USP OHS ohs(at)usp.ac.fj

 

 First Aid Awareness Posters

First Aid for Burns

First Aid For Choking

First Aid Response for Common Ailments

First Aid For Construction Sites

First Aid for Electric Shocks

First Aid for External Bleeding

First Aid for Eyes

First Aid for Fractures

Heart Attacks & Strokes

Hygenic Hand Washing Techniques

First Aid For Seizures

First Aid for Soft Tissue Injuries

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Policy

USP Staff and students will be guided by the USP Incident & Emergency Management Policy

Emergency Contact Numbers & Information

The first response for dealing with any potential emergency is to CALL FOR HELP .It is important for FSTE staff and students to know and access phone numbers to key people and responders within their campus and community who can rapidly respond to and deal with the emergency.

USP Laucala Campus Emergency Phone Contacts

FSTE Laucala Technical Staff Phone Extension Numbers

Fire

It is important to know what to do when you a fire or smoke affects your building

What you do in those first minutes in this situation can save your life and others around you.

Laucala Campus Fire Emergency Response Procedure

Building Fire Wardens

 

Chief Building Fire wardens and Fire Wardens in USP are guided by the USP Building Fire Warden Guidelines.

It is important to recognise Building Fire wardens and assist them in their duties.

FSTE Main Building Fire Wardens All Levels

Similarly there are fire wardens for other Faculty buildings around laucala Campus

School of Engineering

SCIMS / ITC Building B

Lower Campus

Emergency Assembly Areas for Fire

An Emergency Assembly Area is a designated safe area or location specific for a hazardous event e.g. emergency assembly area for fire and evacuation site for tsunami, flooding or cyclones.

Emergency Assembly Areas at USP for Fire is denoted by a green signboard 

FSTE Main Building Yellow 3

School of Engineering Yellow 2

School of Computing, Information and Mathematical Sciences Red 1 

Lower Campus Yellow 7

Earthquake

Fiji is located within the Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, and as such is susceptible to earthquakes .Earthquakes may range from slight earth tremors to violent ground upheavals resulting in a lot of destruction and deaths.

It is important for all persons to be aware of what to do during and after an earthquake has occurred.

Earthquakes Advisory

TSUNAMI

Tsunami Hazard Zones 

The Laucala Lower campus , Statham Campus, Middle campus and Lower portions of the Upper campus are all located within the Laucala tsunami hazard zone.

It is vital that all USP Staff , students and visitors in these areas are aware of nearest tsunami evacuation routes and tsunami evacuation sites .

The Lower Campus has a Tsunami Warning Siren which will be activated during tsunami related events .

Laucala Tsunami Warning Siren Video

Tsunami Evacuation Routes & Tsunami Evacuation Sites 

 Tsunami evacuation sites in Laucala Campus are all located at Upper Campus close to residential halls which are all located on inland, high grounds overlooking the laucala bay area.

FSTE Main Building Tsunami Evacuation Route & Site

School of Engineering Tsunami Evacuation Route & Site

SCIMS ( ITC Building ) Tsunami Evacuation Route & Site

Lower Campus Tsunami Evacuation Route & Evacuation Site

 

Rain Storms & Cyclones

 

All USP campuses in the South Pacific Region are susceptible to cyclones during the months between November to April.

Itís important to be well prepared for these cyclones before they happen, and take all precautions during and after cyclones have occurred.

Injury Management

Worker Injury Management

Work Accident Prevention

It is the duty for all USP workers and students to report any hazard or unsafe work act or unsafe workplace condition to their immediate senior supervisor

Use this form when reporting hazards

It is the duty of the supervisor to ensure that management eliminates the risk posed by these hazards or reduces it to negligible levels.

It is the duty of the workplace OHS representative to ensure that these processes are documented and that this process is not impeded.

WHEN AN INJURY OR INCIDENT OCCURS

1.Role of the Injured Worker

Whenever an injury occurs in the workplace it is the responsibility of the worker to report it immediately to his/her immediate supervisor and seek First Aid and definitive medical attention, see FIRST AID in the Workplace.

2. Role Of Supervisor

2.1 It is the responsibility of the supervisor of the injured worker to arrange and facilitate immediate first aid and definitive medical attention for the injured worker

At the Laucala campus during office hours , injured workers must be taken to the USP Health and Wellness Center on campus

INJURY REPORTING

The injured worker and his/her supervisor must fill this form

Injured or Ill worker must fill Fill Part A,B and C

Supervisor must fill Part D and E

This form is to be submitted to the Staff Nurse on duty, who in turn will send copy to USP OHS Unit.

Mandatory Reporting of Occupational Injuries & Illness

All injuries must be notified by the worker to his/her supervisor as stipulated under the USP Policy on incident reporting

In addition to this internal reporting , all workplace injuries in Fiji are required by law to be notified to the Ministry of Labour using the OHS F1 Form within 7 working days

2.3 Serious Injuries must be notified by filling the LDF C1 Form by the supervisor and sending it to Ministry of Labour OHS unit within 7 working days.

2.4 For workers covered by the QBE medical insurance scheme, Fill the QBE workers Compensation Claim form and submit this form to the closest QBE insurance office within 7 working days of the injury occurring.

 Recovery & Return to Work

If you are a injured worker you must read this advisory.

Injury and Accident Investigation

It is essential that all serious injuries be formally investigated immediately as is possible

The injured worker, fellow workers witnessing the injury are required to fill in their statement form

The supervisor of the injured worker is required to fill in the supervisor statement form.

The OHS unit or the campus director must conduct an accident scene inspection and report.

Working Safely In USP

Working Safely In USP

The University of the South Pacific as the employer for its employees is required by national occupational health and safety legislation's to provide and promote safe work conditions, procedures and equipment for all its employees in all its regional campuses.

To reciprocate this, each employee is required to comply with safe work practices and ensure their workplaces and work equipment are kept and maintained to safety and health standards.

The university work environment is vastly different in their types and the hazards that are likely to be created and encountered by employees, and for this it is necessary that health and safety standards are maintained to provide guidelines to minimize the risk of injury and threat to the health and well-being of employees, as well as students and visitors.

No.

Safe Work Practice

Safe Work Guideline 1

Safe Work Guideline 2

Safe Work Guideline 3

1.

Safety Against Dangerous Electricity Exposure in the Workplace

Electrical Safety

Lock Out Tag Out

Permit To Work

2.

Safety Against Falling in the Workplace

A Frame Ladders safety

Extension ladders safety

Working on Roofs safely

Permit to Work on Roofs

Permit To Work at Heights

3.

Safety Against Excessive Noise Exposure in the Workplace

Noise & Hearing Protection

Noise Levels

Hearing Assessments

4.

Safety Against Fire & Burns in the Workplace

Working with Combustibles Safely

Hot Work Safety

Charging Batteries Safely

5.

Safety Against Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injury in the Workplace

Ergonomic Workstation

Recognizing Repetitive Musculoskeletal Injuries

Dealing With Low Back Pain

6.

Manual Work & Lifting Loads

Safe Lifting & Carrying Techniques

Stretching Exercises

Lifting & Carrying Equipment

7.

Safety in Using Electrically Powered Tools in the Workplace

Using Portable Powered Tools Safely

Safety in the Mechanical Workshop

Testing

8.

Safety Against Dangerous Chemical Exposure in the Workplace

Using Chemical Fume Cupboard Correctly

Storing Chemicals Safely

Safety in Science Laboratory

9.

Housekeeping in the Workplace

Good Housekeeping - Everyone's Responsibility

Preventing Slip, Trip & Falls

Recycle Waste Management

10.

Safety in Confined Work Spaces

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Permit To Work

11.

Personal Protective Equipment

Property & Facilities and School of Engineering

Science Laboratories

Housekeeping

12.

Dealing with Stress in Workplace

Anxiety & Panic

Depression

Alcohol & Smoking Dependence

13.

Safety in Construction Sites

Site Safety

Workers Safety

Excavation Safety

 

 

Support Services

Administration

Administration

 

 The Laucala Campus Administration Occupational Health and Safety Committee is representative of the following

  • Office of the Vice President ( Administration )
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor ( Learning,Teaching & Student Services )
  • Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor ( Research & International )

It also includes representatives of the following

OHS CONSULTATION

It is legal requirement in Fiji that workplaces set up occupational health and safety committees that have representatives of workers and management endorsed representatives.

Meet the Laucala Campus Administration Workplace OHS Committee Representatives

See : Minutes of Committee Meetings

For any health and safety issues you wish to raise , notify your workplace OHS  representative and the USP OHS Unit immediately.

HAZARDS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Hazard Notification

All Staff, Students and Visitors are encouraged to proactively report any health or safety hazards to their immediate supervisor / USP focal point and the USP OHS unit.

Use this Form when you lodge your report .

Workplace & Worker Hazards and Risk Reduction

Administration Workplace Supervisors are required under Fiji Health and Safety at Workplace ( HASAW ) Act 1996 to ensure that workplaces,work equipment and work procedures under their direct responsibility are safe and pose no threat to the safety , health and well being of workers and the public.

 Building Health and Safety Inspections

All Administration Buildings , workplaces and their fire protection equipment is required to be inspected on a regular basis by USP OHS officers and designated Property & Facilities coordinator as per USP Building & Workplace Health and Safety Inspection Guidelines.

Hazards and risks that require USP Property and Facilities section to rectify them can be lodged through the P&F online maintenance job cards help desk system, and it will be monitored accordingly.

 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & FIRST AID

In any Emergency you must CALL FOR HELP !!

EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS LAUCALA

Laucala Campus Emergency Phone Contacts

Campus Emergency Procedures

Laucala Campus Emergency Procedure for Fire

Workplace Earthquake Emergency Procedure

Cyclone Preparedness Information

Fire Fighting Equipment Operating Procedures

    

 Its important to be able to use these first attack building fire fighting equipment, when its safe to do so. Extinguishing a fire early can save a building and people's lives. 

Fire Extinguisher

Fire Hose Reel

Fire Blanket

 Building Emergency Responders & Procedures


       

    

Main Administration Building

Planning & Quality Building B074

  • Tsunami Evacuation Route & Evacuation site

Research & International Building

  • Building Wardens & First Aiders
  • Tsunami Evacuation Route & Evacuation Site 

Development Marketing & Communications Building

  • Tsunami Evacuation Route & Evacuation Site

Council & Central Committee Secretariat Building B319

  • Tsunami Evacuation Routes & Evacuation Site

Records Management Building B318

  • Building Fire Protection Equipment Locations
  • Tsunami Routes & Evacuation Procedure

Human Resources / Payroll Building

  • Tsunami Evacuation Route & Evacuation site

 Assurance & Compliance Building

  • Tsunami Evacuation Route & evacuation site

 

Campus Life

CAMPUS LIFE

ITS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Library

Library

The Main University Library is situated at the Laucala Upper Campus 

The library occupies a large concrete 3 level building adjacent to the university central grounds known as the Upper Rara and Lower Rara.

It is a central focal point for the many students and staff who traverse through the campus daily.The library also provides an all night reading room open24 hours and 7 days every week , except on scheduled holidays.

OHS CONSULTATION

The Chief University Librarian is the head of all library services within the university including the delivery of these services to regional campuses.

The Library at the Laucala campus have a proactive workplace OHS Committee made of elected staff reps

Library OHS Committee

Minutes Library OHS Committee

HAZARD & RISK MANAGEMENT

Step 1 - Inspecting Workplace Regularly

All workers and supervisors within the library must physically inspect their workplaces regularly to detect any hazards present and ensure that these work areas are safe and kept clean and tidy.

Video - Workplace Hazards

Step 2 - Reporting Hazards

Hazards in the Library must be reported to the following persons as soon as they occur by filling and sending the USP Hazard Reporting Form via email and attaching pictures of the hazard if possible.

  1. OHS reps of that workplace in the library
  2. immediate supervisors responsible in the Library
  3. USP OHS unit.

All hazards occurring in the library must be discussed in Library OHS Meetings as a mandatory meeting agenda item by the chairperson.

 Step 3 Analyses of the Risk of Hazards

The level of risk posed by these hazards is analysed using risk calculator

The hazards and risks is entered into the building hazard & risk register.

Step 4 Corrective Action

Implement appropriate corrective action as guided by hierarchy of control for health and safety hazards

Designate Person / Department responsible to implement corrective actions

Designated Time line for corrective action to be completed

Designate Timelines for monitoring visits whilst corrective actions is being done to re assess levels of risk

Step 5 Monitoring

Once corrective actions have been completed , institute instructions for monitoring visits to be done to hazard.

The corrected hazard and risk score is entered into the building hazard and risk register.

 

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Library Attendants , Library Assistants and librarians are always on roster to offer assistance to library users, including emergencies .

For any emergency within the Library building it is important to CALL FOR HELP.

Building Fire Protection,Fire Wardens & Emergency Assembly Areas

It is important to know the locations of fire protection equipment and emergency exits in the building and how to use them effectively.

Library Building Fire Protection Locations  : Level A / Level B / Level C

Library Building Fire Wardens

Several University staff have received training from National Fire Authority as fire wardens and will assist the timely evacuation of library occupants to safe emergency assembly areas in the event of fire ,earthquake and tsunamis.

Library Emergency Response & Evacuation Procedures

Fire Emergency Response

Fire Evacuation Procedure Level A ( Ground Level )

Fire Evacuation Procedure Level B & C ( Upper Levels )

Earthquake Immediate Response

Earthquake / Tsunami Evacuation Route Map

 Cyclones

The months from November to April is Cyclone Season in the Pacific.During the imminent occurrence of cyclones library staff will barricade library windows against strong winds and rain.

FIRST AID & INJURY MANAGEMENT

First Aid Kits and Trained First Aiders are available in the Library in the event of any injury or illness affect any occupant of the building.

See -> First Aider & First Aid Kit locations

Following First Aid applications it is important that the person affected is taken to the USP Health and Wellness Center by Library Staff for further care and to fill in Incident report forms .

Click -> USP Incident Injury Report Form

The documentation of Injuries and Incidents like medical emergencies in the workplace is required by law in Fiji.

 

 

E & I

Estates & Infrastructure

ESTATES & INFRASTRUCTURE SECTION 

The section of Estates & Infrastructure is based adjacent to the intersection of  Laucala Bay Road & Queen Elizabeth Drive.This location is also known as the Laucala Middle Campus.

The section provides and coordinates all structural and services maintenance and new projects for the campus at Laucala.

OHS CONSULTATION

It is a mandatory health and safety requirement that all workplaces with more than 20 workers have an OHS committee composed of elected worker representatives and nominated employee representatives.

The Property & Facilities OHS Committee is the designated forum for workers to raise health and safety issues to management that affect them.

OHS Policies & Procedures -> Open to See

OHS Committee for Estates & Infrastructure

See - > E&I OHS Committee Representatives

OHS Committee Minutes of Meeting

2015  Jan / Feb / March / April / May / June / July /August / Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec

HAZARDS & RISK MANAGEMENT

Estates and Infrastructure workers are exposed to a large variety of hazards due to the nature of work that they do.

It is important for workers to be aware of the safety measures that they need to practice and adhere to safety procedures to minimise the event of injuries and incidents in the workplace.

Its important that all Hazards identified are reported to your immediate supervisor for immediate corrective action as soon as possible

Use OHS Form A01 when reporting hazards to supervisors and send a copy to USP OHS unit.

E&I Buildings Hazard & Risk Register

2015  Feb / March / April /May /June / July / August / Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec 

 

SAFE WORK PROCEDURES

 Competent Persons CJP Workshop

  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

 In the event of any EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL FOR HELP

Emergencies

Fire Emergency Procedure

Medical Emergency Procedure

Earthquake Emergency Procedure

Tsunami Emergency Procedure

Building Fire Wardens & First Aiders

      

Estates & Infrastructure  Building Fire Wardens

Estates & Infrastructure  Registered First Aiders 

 

 EVACUATION PROCEDURES

Fire Emergency Evacuation Procedure

Tsunami Evacuation Procedure

 

 

 

Student Academic & Support Services

STUDENT ACADEMIC & SUPPORT SERVICES

Student Academic & Support Services @ Laucala Campus

These include the following

 These student academic and support services report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor Learning ,Teaching and Student Services who is their line senior manager.

OHS CONSULTATION

It is a mandatory health and safety requirement that all workplaces in Fiji with more than 20 workers must have an OHS committee composed of elected workers representatives and nominated employers representatives.

The Laucala Campus Student Academic and Support Services Health and Safety Committee is the delegated forum where health and safety issues affecting students and staff in these areas can be raised , discussed and monitored.

The Laucala campus student academic and support services have designated workplace supervisors with specific OHS Responsibilities in ensuring that the workplaces and workers that they are responsible for is compliant to workplace health and safety standards and regulations.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Whenever you are faced with an emergency CALL OUT FOR HELP !!

Laucala Campus Emergency Phone Contacts

Laucala Emergency Response Procedures

  • Fire
  • Earthquake
  • Cyclone Preparedness

BUILDING FIRE PROTECTION & FIRE WARDENS 

The availability and functionality of fire protection equipment , emergency evacuation procedures and emergency training in the workplace is a mandatory health and safety requirement in Fiji.

Each Building ◊ has fire protection equipment installed , it is important to know their locations and how to use them effectively during the event of a fire

Each Building ◊ has designated fire wardens who have received training from the Fiji National Fire Authority to conduct basic fire safety inspections and building evacuations in the event of a fire or fire alarm being activated in their building.

Each Building have designated Emergency Assembly Areas for Fire,Earthquake/Tsunami , it is important to know where these are located and the safe routes to reaching them quickly.

Student Academic Services ◊

Building Fire Protection Locations / Fire Evacuation Procedure /Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/ Bldg Fire Wardens / 

Center Flexible Learning ◊

Building Fire Protection Locations /Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens/ First Aiders

College of Foundation Studies ◊

Building Fire Protection Locations / Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens/First Aiders

 Campus Life office ◊

Building Fire Protection locations/Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens/First Aiders

 Disability Office ◊

Building Fire Protection locations/Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire wardens /First Aiders

Career Advice Office ◊

Building Fire Protection Locations/Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens /First Aiders

Health & Wellness Center ◊

Building Fire Protection locations/Fire Evacuation procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens /First Aiders

Federal Student Association Office ◊

Building Fire Protection locations/Fire Evacuation procedure/Tsunami evacuation procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens/First Aiders

Pacific Technical & Further Education @ Statham Campus ◊

Building Fire Protection Locations/Fire Evacuation procedure/Tsunami Evacuation procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens /First Aiders

Pacific Fusion Restaurant @ Cafeteria Building ◊

Building Fire Protection locations/Fire Evacuation Procedure/Tsunami Evacuation Procedure/Bldg Fire Wardens /First Aiders

 FIRST AID & INJURY MANAGEMENT IN THE WORKPLACE

The availability of First Aid items and trained first aiders in the workplace is a mandatory health and safety requirement in Fiji.

 

First Aid is the immediate provision of basic emergency resuscitation and treatment to victims of injury or illness in a workplace

CALL FOR HELP - Always Call for HELP

DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO 

First Aid Guidelines in the Workplace

First Aid Primary Assessment

DO YOU KNOW YOUR LOCAL FIRST AIDER & WHERE THEY'RE -> Click Here

INJURY/ILLNESS /INCIDENT REPORTING 

Reporting of injuries , and health and safety incidents is a mandatory legal requirement for all workers and workplaces to comply with in Fiji.

Do you know your responsibilities to report injuries , incidents or illnesses occurring in the workplace ? -> Read here

Mandatory Reporting Forms :

USP injury incident hazard form / OHS F1 Form / LDF C1 Form

FIRST AID AWARENESS

First Aid For Burns

First Aid for Choking

First Aid Response for Common Ailments

First Aid for Construction Sites

First Aid for Electric Shocks

First Aid for External Bleeding

First Aid for Eyes

First Aid for Fractures

Heart Attacks & Strokes

Hygenic Hand washing techniques

First Aid for Seizures

First Aid for Soft Tissue Injuries

 

Halls of Residence

Students Halls of Residence

Student Residential Officers & Student Residential Assistants

Student Residential Officers are USP Staff in charge of looking after the well being and safety of students in Halls of Residences

See -> USP Student Residential Officers

They are also the designated health and safety supervisor for the various halls of residence that students reside in.

For each Residential Hall a student is nominated to be the student residential assistant to the student residential officer.

See - > USP Student Residential Assistants

These appointments by the Halls of Residence Office is usually done on a semester basis

Health & Safety Hazards / Injuries & Incidents

For any health and safety hazards or issues that you are concerned about or have encountered you must notify these to immediate your Hall's student residential assistant and residential officer.

Fill USP Hazard / Incident Report Form and send it to USP OHS Unit and Manager Halls of Residence

 

Emergency Information

For any Emergency on Laucala Campus CALL 123 Land Line Extension USP Security Control Room

See -> USP Laucala Campus Emergency Phone Numbers

Fire : Fire Emergency Response Procedure Laucala Campus

Earthquake : Earthquake Emergency Procedure

Tsunami Emergency Procedure

Medical Emergency Procedure

Upper Campus Student Halls of Residence

1st Halls

Located at Veikau Drive is an All Males Ground level Concrete Residential Blocks E,F,G and H.

See ->1st Hall Building Pictures

1st Hall Building Fire Protection locations: fileadmin/files/services/prop_facil/OHS/Laucala/Halls_of_Residence/Building_Fire_Protection_Locations/1st_Halls/E___F_Block.pdfE Block / F Block / G Block / H Block 

1st Hall Evacuation Procedures                 : Fire  / Earthquake Tsunami

 

2nd Halls :

Located adjacent to Sunderland South Drive is All Female residents, they are a Ground level concrete buildings it also has several self contained flats for married students.

See - > 2nd Hall Building Pictures

2nd Hall Building Fire Protection locations       A/B/C/D Blocks  E/F/G Blocks

2nd Hall Evacuation Procedures                          Fire  /  Earthquake & Tsunami

 

4th & 5th Halls

located on Wantok Drive is a 3 story concrete Building for only Male student residents respectively. 

4th Halls

See - > 4th Hall Building Pictures

Building Fire Protection Locations  ; Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3

4th Hall Evacuation Procedures      : Fire / Earthquake 

 

5th Halls

See - > 5th Hall Building Pictures

Building Fire Protection locations : Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3 

Evacuation Procedures                  : Fire  / Earthquake

 

6th & 7th Halls

located on Wantok Drive is Wooden single story buildings for male and female residents

6th Halls

See -> 6th Hall Building Pictures

Building Fire Protection locations:

6C Hall : Ground Level / Level 1

6D Hall : Ground Level / Level 1

6E Hall : Ground Level / Level 1

6F Hall: Ground Level / Level 1

PA Hall : Ground Level / Level 1

6th Hall Evacuation Procedures Fire   / Earthquake

7th Halls

See - > 7th Hall Building Pictures

Building Fire Protection locations

7A  Ground  /  Level 1

7B  Ground  /  Level 1

7C  Ground  /  Level 1

7D  Ground  / Level 1

Evacuation Procedures  - Fire / Earthquake & Tsunami

8th Halls

located on Wantok Drive is a 3 story multifaceted concrete building for female residents , it also has self contained flats on ground level for married students.

Building Fire Protection Locations : Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2 Level 3 / Level 4

8TH Hall Evacuation Procedures    :  Fire   /  Earthquake

9th Halls

located at the end of Wantok Drive is a single story concrete building for female student residents only

Building Fire Protection locations   Ground Level 

Level 1

9th Hall Building Evacuation Procedures ;   Fire  / Earthquake

10th Halls 

located on Wantok Drive are 7 x 2 story concrete buildings for both male and female student residents.

Building Fire Protection locations

10th Hall A ; Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2

10th Hall B : Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2

10th Hall C ; Ground Level / Level 1 / Level 2

10th Halls D: Ground Level / level 1 / level 2

10th Halls E : Ground  Level / level 1 / level 2

10th Halls F : Ground Level / level 1 / level 2

 10th Halls Evacuation Procedure Fire   / Earthquake

11 th Halls ;

located on Wantok Drive are 4 x 2 story concrete buildings for both male and female student residents , it is the newest addition of all the student residential buildings on campus.

Building Fire Protection locations

11th Halls A  : Level 1 / level 2 / level 3

11th Hall B   :  Level 1 / level 2 / level 3

11th Hall C   :  Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3

11 Th Hall Evacuation Procedures : Fire  / Earthquake

 Statham Campus 

The residential Halls at Statham Campus are 2 large single story concrete buildings with only male student residents.

The Statham Campus is located only several meters away from the Laucala Bay shoreline within the tsunami hazard zone.

Building B071 Fire Protection Locations      Level 1 / Level 2

Building B072 Fire Protection Locations     Level 1 / level 2

Evacuation Procedures                                  Fire /  Earthquake& Tsunami

Waqavuka Flats

The Waqavuka Flats are located at the Laucala Upper campus

It is used mainly by international students .

Building Fire Protection Locations     Level 1 / Level 2 / Level 3

Evacuation Procedures                       Fire  / Earthquake & Tsunami 

 

 

Commercial

COMMERCIAL

The Commercial operations of the Laucala campus include the following

Book Center / Computer Shop / University Accommodation+Student Halls / Sports and Recreation Center

There are commercial companies that operate within the laucala campus: ANZ Bank /Westpac Bank /Eddies Shop 

Restaurants : Southern Cuisine / Lins / Navintees Spicy Cuisine / Foodees / Coffee Central

OHS Consultation

The employer and designated supervisors are responsible in ensuring that workplaces and workers meet health and safety standards

Designated Supervisors Commercials Operations responsible for OHS of workplaces

Workers may raise health and safety issues and concerns to their supervisors via their elected representatives

Commercials OHS Reps & Committee

OHS committees are required to meet at a minimum of 3 monthly intervals

Minutes of Meetings

Hazard & Risk Management

What are Hazards & Risk / How to Report & Manage Hazards in USP - Use the -> USP A01 Form  / Contacting OHS

Hazard & Risk Registers

Book Center / Sports & Recreation Center / Upper lodge / Marine Lodge

Building Fire Protection Locations

Book Center / Halls of Residence Office / USP Fitness Center / Indoor Gym

 

Emergency Management

In any Emergency CALL FOR HELP !

Emergency Procedures

Fire Emergency Procedure/ Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Procedure

Fire Evacuation Procedures & Assembly Areas

Book center & Computer Shop / Sports & Recreation Center / Upper lodge / Marine lodge

Earthquake & Tsunami Evacuation Routes & Tsunami Evacuation Sites

Book Center & Computer Shop / Sports & Recreation Center / Upper lodge / Marine Lodge

Injuries & Medical Emergency - First Aid

First Aiders & First Aid Kit Locations

Book Center & Computer Shop / Sports & Recreation Center

 

 

 

 

 






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