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Safe Work Australia’s recommendation to prohibit the use of engineered stone.

Following the recent Work Health and Safety (WHS) meeting of Ministers on December 13th- 2023, several key decisions were made, including the unanimous agreement to prohibit the use, supply, and manufacture of engineered stone products effective from July 1, 2024.

In accordance with Safe Work Australia's recommendation and the decisions arising from the Work Health and Safety (WHS) meeting, we formally issue a directive for all contractors to strictly adhere to the instructions provided by Safe Work Australia. For further information or clarification, please contact Safe Work Australia.

Your cooperation in swiftly adopting these measures is crucial for maintaining a secure and healthy workplace.

Workplace Health & Safety at UC

Managing Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) is an important component of contractor management at UC. UC has a broad array of WHS risks due to the variety of work that occurs across campus. Hazard types and workplace settings vary greatly and include: construction work, laboratories, workshops, hazardous chemical handling, radiation usage and infrastructure upgrades.

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UCSAFE Commitments

UC is committed to:

  • The Health and Safety of all, (including: staff, students, contractors and visitors). UC subscribes to the principle of “UC SAFE” and expects all work to be performed with safety as the first priority.
  • Striving for environmental sustainability by managing all works in a manner that ensures risks to the environment are mitigated prior to any work commencing.
  • Complying with the Work Health and Safety Act and Regulation, and all other relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and national standards.

Contractor Requirements

To ensure UC remains a “UC SAFE” workplace and also meets its WHS Duty of Care, UC requires contractors to abide by the following:

  • UC SAFE - Safety is always your first priority.
  • Comply - with all UC Procedures and contractual requirements
  • Plan - Design and implement a safe system of work for every task performed
  • Risk Assess - Identify all hazards, evaluate the likelihood and consequence of these and then develop effective control measures.
  • Right Tool for the Job - Provide workers the proper and safe equipment and substances to perform any task
  • Trained and Licensed - Provide adequate instruction, training and supervision of all workers

To ensure this occurs, UC require that prior to performing any work at UC, all persons shall complete the Online Induction. The UC induction will advise contractors, their staff and sub-contractors of their obligations and also in cases of high risk work, direct the contractor to UC procedural documents with a more thorough explanation of UC requirements. The induction and associated procedures and forms are available here on the Contractor Portal.

New to Site:

New contractor

External links: - CM3 accreditation - Online site induction

Information, Documents and Forms

Getting started at UC

1. CM3

All companies working at UC must be CM3 accredited with the exception of design consultants prior to commencing work at UC. The cost for CM3 varies between $200-$800 depending on your company risk profile, this cost is to be covered by the contractors.

CM3 is a web based WHS prequalification system, developed so that you can demonstrate your health and safety capabilities to current and potential clients. CM3 prequalification consists of checking you have the right insurances as well as a comprehensive assessment of your safety systems.

New to CM3 - Follow the link to process your registration and get started.

Existing CM3 contractors – provide your company ABN to your UC representative who will send you through an invitation to join CM3@UC.

2. Inductions

Who needs to do an induction - ALL Contractors including those who have completed the paper version must do the Online Induction as priority.

How do contractors access the induction? – Contractor companies registered through CM3 have already been sent an invitation to purchase seats. Each company purchases a number of seats which enables individual employees to complete the induction. Each seat is $20, this cost is payable by the company/contractor and not reimbursable.

What is my Induction Code? - Individual employees will need to confirm with their office if they have ‘purchased’ an induction seat and get their companies unique induction code which they will need to complete the induction online. Contractors then simply visit the online induction portal through the following link:

Subcontractors -

Contractors that engage or hire subcontractors must have a legally binding agreement and shall advise the University of their engagement. Any subcontractor prior to commencing any work within any of our sites at the University of Canberra, must undertake a contractor site induction and review the University of Canberra Contractor Induction Video.

3. Signing In & Out and Keys - Contractors MUST sign in & out daily or whenever they leave campus. This includes contractors who are completing works outside of buildings such as on the roads, pathways or grounds. Sine Pro is the UC sign in system and is to be used by all contractors (located on tablet at 16C, desktop at Security office and contractors can download the free SinePro app), it is a simple and easy tool which will step you through the registration/sign in and sign out process. Limited keys are available from Building 16C and the Security office so please plan this accordingly.

Message from Campus Estate

We appreciate there is a lot of information now available on the risks associated with exposure to COVID-19, and in particular for our building and maintenance worksites.

Please do not come to campus if you are unwell.

If you are unwell and presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, please get tested. If you are uncertain about your symptoms, you should consult your medical doctor.

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  1. Follow ACT Health requirements – information for people who test positive for COVID-19.
  2. Notify your manager/supervisor.
  3. Notify the UC contact person.
  4. Advice for those recovering from COVID-19 is available on the ACT Health website – recovering from COVID-19.

If you are a household contact or you have been exposed to a positive COVID-19 case:

  1. Follow ACT Health requirements - information for people exposed to COVID-19.
  2. Notify your manager/supervisor.
  3. Notify the UC contact person.

We note the Master Builders Association (MBA), Work Safe Australia and Housing Industry Association (HIA) to name a few, have prepared informative guidelines that may assist with your updated Workplace Safety Management Plans. These should be updated to reflect this pandemic.

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