The Field Activity Minimum Standard is to be read and understood by anyone undertaking field activities and field work at the University. The Field Activity Minimum Standard defines various terms, roles and procedure.
Connextions Call-in Centre maintains contact with staff and students who work
alone (for example controlled environments, farms, observatories), work after
hours and undertake Field Activities, locally, domestically and
regular contact is maintained with user and in the event of failed contact
action is taken to ensure the User is ok, following a predetermined escalation protocol.
This service takes the stress and anxiety away
from Supervisors/Managers, knowing that someone else is ensuring that your
staff or students are ok.
RiskTeq is a management tool for staff, students and volunteers participating in field activities at the University. As well as record keeping it provides a central location for minimum standards and procedures relevant to field activity safety. RiskTeq incorporates a risk assessment process, project approval and review as well as meeting record keeping requirements.
New users register to use RiskTeq by navigating to the RiskTeq log in page and entering a user name and password and selecting login. You must use a University of Tasmania user name and password. Enter your details into the welcome page and create your user account. Fields with a red star are mandatory.
Google Chrome is the recommended web browser for using RiskTeq. This is the University of Tasmania default browser and should be already installed on all University computers.
Microsoft Silverlight browser plugs in is required to use various components of RiskTeq. Silverlight is installed on all University managed Windows computers by default. If you need to install Silverlight on a non-managed machine, please do so via the official Silverlight page above, and not the link in RiskTeq.
Users with the Activity Plan Coordinator role can install RiskTeq Remote from within the RiskTeq web application and then download plans.
Once downloaded, the coordinator can edit the Post Activity Record and save changes. After adding all the relevant data, the coordinator can sync changes back to the database.
To download a plan and sync a record, RiskTeq Remote must be connected to a network that can access the RiskTeq web application. Records can be updated in the off-line mode but cannot be synchronised to the database.