Work Health & Safety

The St George and Sutherland Clinical School aims to provide a health and safe work environment for all people who work, study or visit either the St George or Sutherland hospital location for which we manage. 

The school is committed to meeting the requirements of the UNSW Health & Safety policy and implementing the aims and strategies. All UNSW Work Health and Safety Policies, Procedures and Forms are available on the UNSW H&S website.

This section will assist you with the School's and University's Health and Safety processes and provides links to various health and safety resources. Click on a link below to expand the relevant section.


Work Health & Safety

The Clinical School H&S Committee consists of the Head of School as Management representative, an elected Chairperson and worker Representatives for various areas.
Meetings are held quarterly. If you wish to raise a health or safety matter, please raise the issue with your local H&S Representative (see representative list below) or contact the Chairperson or the Secretary.

STGCL H&S Commitee Constitution

H&S Committee Representatives

Representative Name Contact
Chairperson Dr Lan Gong Ext. 32975
Secretary Ms Marina Margarian Ext.32036
Management Representative: Professor Michael Grimm, Clinical Associate Dean Ext. 32992
Worker Representatives:    
Laboratory & research areas:    
Biological Resource Centre Ms Marcelle Dugo/Mr Ben Tuckfield Ext. 32940
Cancer Care Dr Julia Beretov Ext. 32974
Gastroenterology Mr Michal Szczesniak Ext. 31159
Haematology Mr Feng Yan Ext. 31915
Immunology Dr Jian Cheng Qi Ext. 32405
Laboratory Facility L2 Dr Lan Gong Ext. 32975
Laboratory Facility L3 Ms Sinead O'Reilly Ext. 32591
Medicine Dr Meera Esvaran/Dr Howard Yim Ext. 31832
Orthopaedic Research Institute Dr Uphar Chamoli Ext.
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research Ms Ying Cheng Ext. 32748
Surgery Dr Javed Akther Ext. 32975
Teaching areas/Student matters:    
Clinical Teaching Unit/Student rep - St George Michael Davidson Ext: 32022
Clinical Teaching Unit/Student rep - Sutherland Mr Justin Joynes Ext. 37946
UNSW Medicine H&S Co-ordinator Mr Gregory Maxwell Ext.9385 0667
St George Hospital WH&S & Injury Manager Ms Chris Carrett Ext. 32516
Radiation Safety Officer Dr Erin Mckay Ext. 33130/107


H&S Minutes

Emergency Response Information

In the event of an emergency contact at St George hospital or Sutherland hospital contact:

  • St George Hospital – 777
  • Sutherland Hospital –  777
  • Security 9113 3100 or x 3100
  • Fire, Ambulance, Police - 000

NSW Needlestick Injury Helpline: 1800 804 823

Employee Assistance Programme (Critical Incident Counselling): 1300 360 364

Emergency Response Information at St George Hospital

In case of:

  • Fire
  • System Failure
  • Serious (Situation, Hazard and/or Injury)
  • Cardiac Arrest

Dial 777


  • Assess situation
  • Ensure safety of people
  • Secure Area
  • Remain in a group

Until help arrives

First Aid

The Clinical School has a number of First Aid Officers to administer First Aid treatment within the buildings occupied by STGCL staff and students.

School Office, Level 2 Pitney Building
Maxi Ghelani School Manager Ext. 32995
Research Facility, Research & Education Centre
Level 2 - Dr Meera Esvaran/Dr Howard Yim Post-doctoral Fellows Ext.31832
Level 3 - Javed Akhter Technical Officer Ext. 32975
Clinical Teaching Unit, St George
Joanna Tjojoatmodjo Student Administrative Officer Ext. 32709


Evacuation Procedure

St George Hospital

Sutherland Hospital

In case of an emergency follow the emergency procedures poster displayed by the lift on each floor.

All Risk Management Forms and Safe Work Procedures are created and stored in Safesys.

Please direct any enquiries to the H&S Committee.

Information for New staff

Any person working at The St George and Sutherland Clinical School must be inducted into the school and laboratory Policy and Procedures by their supervisor or delegate and complete health and safety training relevant to the type of work they will be doing.

This applies to volunteers, visiting workers, contractors, students and staff. The level of training required will depend on the type of work, experience and expected length of stay at the university. As a new staff member at UNSW you must be inducted in HS procedures and policies.

All new staff must attend:

  • Work Health & Safety Awareness Online (casual staff working less than 7 hours per week are exempt)
  • Ergonomics Online

New Laboratory staff must attend additional training:

  • Laboratory safety awareness
  • And any other courses associated with your work. (eg Bio-safety, Radiation, Animal Handling, Hazardous Substances, Gene Technology)

To enrol in training courses you need to login to myUNSW.

New staff members are automatically enrolled in to the Online Courses.

Supervisor Training

Anyone who supervises staff or students (e.g. honours, ILP, post-grad students) must attend H&S for Supervisors training. There are 2 courses available, one for lab-based supervisors (3hrs) and another for non-lab based supervisors (1.5hrs). Enrol through MyUNSW for dates for the next training session.

Emergency Training

The Emergency Management Unit (EMU) provides the following training courses (see details here)

All staff at St George and Sutherland hospital must attend the hospitals Fire Training

Please contact Martin or Cherree to make bookings for future training sessions for your department on

Martin 0437 170 898 Ext 31896

Cherree 0427 246 060 Ext 32550

Animal Ethics Training

The Grants Management office provides various animal ethics training courses, for details see their website.

This course also includes a component for use of Schedule 8 drugs. In 2012 and early 2013 the S8 drugs training was held as a separate course, all future Animal Ethics training should now include this component.