Purchasing of all goods and
services in the School of Physics must be done in accordance
with the HS Purchasing Guideline. Before ordering
any goods or services the Purchasing - Pre/Post Checklist Purchasing - Pre/Post Checklist should be
used, and Purchasing - Supplier HS Declaration issued.
Before taking delivery of plant and equipment a risk assessment should be completed to identify any relevant OHS issues, for example, additional safeguards, PPCE required, training necessary, and maintenance schedules.
Upon delivery a Safe Work Procedure must be produced, and staff and students operating the plant must be appropriately trained before it is commissioned for use.
Electrical items should be tested and tagged by School of Physics staff before initial use.
When purchasing a hazardous substance you must ensure that:
See Hazard Management: Chemical Safety for further information.
When purchasing services,
you must make contractors aware of their HS responsibilities,
and you must give them a safety induction (HS805).