Ergonomic Equipment Selection
The Ergonomic Equipment Selection Procedure establishes responsibilities for selection and use of ergonomic equipment at Macquarie University.
|Purpose||To outline responsibilities for selection and use of ergonomic equipment.|
|The University aims to provide ergonomic equipment that is safe and designed to avoid the development of musculoskeletal injuries or discomfort while at work. The University does this by:
Provide relevant information on ergonomics on the Health and Safety Unit website.
Conduct training on how to prevent occupational overuse injury.Complete workplace assessments where ergonomic risks have been identified.
|Executive Dean/ Director/ Property Officer|
Consider ergonomic matters when planning a new facility, new work function or relocation.
Provide financial and physical resources as required to address any ergonomic issues.
|Property Officer||Ensure that the purchase, repair, maintenance or replacement of ergonomic equipment complies with any applicable regulations, Australian Standards and the Sustainability Policy|
Work in a safe manner at all times.
Comply with all ergonomic safety instructions issued by your supervisor or manager.
Attend relevant training and apply this training to your tasks.
Use all ergonomic equipment and materials as designed.Report potential ergonomic hazards, problems and symptoms to your supervisor or manager.
|Contact Officer||Manager, Health and Safety|
|Date Approved||23 November 2011|
Vice-President People and Services
|Date of Commencement||23 November 2011|
30 March 2020 – Approval Authority updated to Vice-President People and Services in accordance with University Delegations of Authority.
12 September 2019 – Minor amendment: reference to Procurement Handbook updated to Procurement Policy, and removed reference to rescinded Purchasing Procedure.
5 August 2019 – Updated Approval Authority from Director, Human Resources to Vice-President, University Services and Strategy (VPSS) in accordance with VPSS responsibilities per Delegations of Authority Register.
February 2014 – Procurement Handbook replaced Purchasing Policy / Guideline
|Date for Next Review||November 2014|
Health and Safety Unit website
Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (NSW)