IT WHS FAQ

How do I find out more about WHS at the University?

The Human Resources page of the Services website has a Health and Safety section.  This page includes:

  • General information about WHS
  • All current policy and procedural documentation relating to WHS. 
  • Definitions of WHS terminology.
  • WHS tools
  • Information on the ANU’s Workers’ Compensation process.

Who has WHS responsibility in my area?

Every employee and contractor at the University has WHS responsibilities.  You must undertake the required Pulse training units during your probationary period in order to clearly understand what your responsibilities are.  You should also complete the pulse training if you need a refresher of your responsibilities.  Managers and supervisors have additional responsibilities and should undertake the corresponding Pulse module.

Who are the ITS WHS Representatives?

On this webpage, there is a list of current WHS representatives, together with the names of current first aiders, fire wardens and OSLOs.

How do I log a WHS incident?

If you are involved in or observe a WHS incident, you should log it in Figtree, the University’s WHS management system.  You can access Figtree through the Human Resources page of the ANU Services website.

How do I log a WHS hazard?

If you are involved in or observe a WHS incident, you should log it in Figtree, the University’s WHS management system.  You can access Figtree through the Human Resources page of the ANU Services website.

How do I access Figtree?

Figtree can be accessed via the HR page of the ANU Services website, or via this link:

I’m having trouble with Figtree, who can help?

The Work Environment Group (WEG) are happy to help you enter items into Figtree.  You can reach them on 52193 or via ohsincidents@anu.edu.au

What do I do if something in my work area needs to be fixed?

You may identify the need for a facilities or equipment repair in your work area relating to a WHS hazard or an incident.  You should log facilities and furniture requirements via Maximo.  Issues with IT equipment should be logged via the Service Desk.  If there is a WHS element involved, you must also log the incident or hazard in Figtree.

Where do I find WHS information about working at home or away from the office?

All staff intending to work from home must read the Home Based Work Procedure.

All staff intending to work away from campus, other than working from home, are required to read the Working Safely Away from Campus procedure.