The University of New South Wales
School of Physics
After-hours work policy
This document should be read in conjunction with UNSW’s HS322 (Working After-hours Guideline). Working After Hours Guideline
When working after-hours the risks of certain hazards may be increased due to the reduction in immediate assistance (floor wardens, supervisors, first aid officers and people around) in the event of an accident or incident, or some pre-existing medical condition.
This policy applies to working after-hours within OMB and in the School of Physics labs in Newton Building. After-hours refers to any time between the hours of 6:00pm to 8:00am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and University holidays.
No special permission is required to work after-hours in low-risk workspaces, such as offices, CATS rooms, or computer laboratories.
Special permission is required to work in medium risk laboratories. The medium risk workspaces are those in which work involves dangerous goods or hazardous substances, machinery, voltages over 40 V, low level radiation and class 3 lasers laboratories.
Approval to undertake the work
The associated form should be filled in to apply for permission to work after-hours in a medium risk laboratory.
Special permission should be authorized by the applicant's intermediate supervisor and approved by the Head of School of Physics.
After Hours Approval form
Conditions on Permission
The Head of School or Supervisor may suggest
special conditions on working after hours. To manage the
additional risks in the absence of major support personnel
“buddy” system may be recommended.
Undergraduates are not allowed to work in the School after-hours unless directly supervised by a suitably competent member of staff.
The records of after-hours approval must be kept locally in a lab in a special register.