Estates & Infrastructure - Occupational Health and Safety


OHS Consultation


The Labasa Campus currently occupies several levels of the Charan Katonivere Building located adjacent to the main bus stand in Labasa


The Workplace OHS Representative and Committee   

The USP OHS Policy states that the university as the employer will consult with staff and student representatives on the development and promotion of an effective health and safety program for their workplaces.

Labasa Campus OHS Committee 2020

Ahemad Shah

IvaMere Chand

Yogeeta Devi

Loata Niumataiwalu

Varun Sharma

Sanje Sushil

Savusavu Center OHS Rep

Sairusi Lui


The supervisor of the workplaces within the campus are responsible for maintaining and ensuring their areas of responsibility and staff operate safely and without risk to health of students and other workers.

Resolving Health and Safety Issues in the Workplace

In the first instance all health and safety issues within the Labasa campus and center in Savusavu must be addressed by the worker and the supervisor responsible for the workplace 

USP Staff or students within a workplace under the guidance of the USP OHS Consultation Procedure may immediately raise issues of health and safety concern to the most senior staff in charge of the workplace.

USP Workplace Health and Safety Issue Resolution Flow Chart

The USP hazard incident report form is to be used by the worker to officially document this and forward this report to the most senior supervisor on campus and the USP OHS Unit.

It is the responsibility of the most senior supervisor of the campus to ensure that these workplace hazards or issues are rectified as soon as possible.

Emergency Management

LABASA Campus Emergency Contact Numbers & Information

In the event of any emergency ALWAYS CALL FOR HELP !!

Click here Labasa Campus Emergency Phone Contacts



When you see smoke or fire in your building or vicinity knowing what to do in those intial minutes may save your life and those around you.

 Click Labasa Campus Fire Emergency & Evacuation Procedure

It is important to be able to use First Attack Fire Fighting Equipment present in this Building

Ensure that Servicing of these equipment is done regularly and that all equipment are maintained and functioning. Report any defective or missing equipment to the most senior supervisor of the campus immediately.

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Hose Reel

Fire Blankets



Building Fire Wardens are USP staff and designated students  who have received training from their 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

USP Building Fire Warden Roles & Responsibilities

It is important that every level and workplace within the building has a trained fire warden , its important for all occupants of the building to recognize them and assist them in their duties.

Click here Labasa Campus Building Wardens



The Fiji island group is located within the Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, and as such is susceptible to volcanism and earthquakes.

There are no active volcanoes on the island of Vanua Levu.

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

Earthquake Advisory Brochure



The Building in which the Labasa Campus is located is within the Labasa Tsunami Zone.


The Higher levels of the building can be used as a tsunami evacuation site by building occupants to wait the tsunami out

However in the event of the building itself being unsafe , occupants must evacuate immediately to Tsunami Evacuation Sites at the Labasa Hospital area or the FSC staff quarters Hill.

Rain Storms & Cyclone

All USP campuses in the Cyclone belt of 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


It is the duty for all USP workers and students to report any hazard or unsafe work act or unsafe workplace condition to the most senior campus supervisor by filling and sending USP Hazard Injury Incident Form

It is the duty of the most senior campus supervisors to ensure that risks posed by these hazards is eliminated or reduced 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.

Workplace Accident Video

Management of the Injured Worker in Workplace

Responsibility of the Injured Worker

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

LABASA Emergency Phone Numbers to contact local hospitals must be available to all staff and students .

LABASA Campus First Aiders

Role of Senior Supervisor

It is the responsibility of the  most senior supervisor  or his delegate to arrange and facilitate immediate transfer of the injured staff or student to the Labasa Hospital .

Serious Injuries

Serious Injuries must be notified immediately to the most senior campus supervisor and USP OHS Unit 

Workers Covered under QBE Scheme

If the worker is covered under the QBE medical insurance scheme,the  QBE workman compensation form must be filled and submitted to the closest QBE insurance office within 7days of the injury occurring.

Recovery & Return to Work

For 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 must fill in this accident statement form

The supervisor must fill in this form  Supervisor Statement Form

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.

Copy of the Minutes of inquiry and related reports must be submitted to USP OHS Unit as soon as reasonably possible .



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.

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

First Aid Guidelines in the Workplace

First Aid Primary Assessment

USP Staff and students undertake First Aid training with local accredited First Aid Training provider eg. 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 for First Aid training and submit it to USP OHS unit email ohs(at)

The Labasa Campus first aiders click here

These first aiders and first aid kits are identified by signageís placed close to their locations.

USP First Aider Signage example

It is the responsibility of the senior campus supervisor to replenish all first aid kit contents at 3 monthly intervals .

The first Aider responsible for the kit is responsible for keeping first aid register for it and informing the local workplace OHS committee and head of department.

 Basic First Aid Kit Contents

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

The Labasa Hospital is located a few km away and will be the hospital to which injury and medical cases from campus will be transfered to for definitive medical care.


Labasa Hospital

Hospital Road


Phone 8811444



First Aid for Burns

First Response for Common Ailments

First Aid for Choking

First Aid for Construction Sites

First Aid for Electric Shocks ( Electrocution )

First Aid for External Bleeding

First Aid for Eyes

First Aid for Fractures

Heart Attacks & Strokes

Hygenic Hand Washing Techniques

First Aid for Seizures

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