COVID-19 has changed the way we must operate on campus to protect our safety.
Our ability to safely manage our return will help ensure that we can continue to conduct our essential learning and teaching, research, and university operations on campus.
The University is required to provide information, training, and supervision on how the risks of COVID-19 are to be managed and ensure all processes and procedures are applied to everyone in the workplace. That includes all our staff, students, volunteers, contractors and visitors to our campuses.
Question: Having difficulty accessing A COVID-Safe Campus Induction in MyLO?
Answer: The Induction is available at https://mylo.utas.edu.au/d2l/le/discovery/view/course/426741
Before coming on campus, everyone is required to complete the A COVID-Safe Campus Induction in MyLO. This includes all staff and students, volunteers, adjunct, clinical and university associates. The module includes a quiz and once complete the person will receive an email with a certificate after 24 hours.
Where a person does not have a UTAS email account and therefore cannot access MyLO (e.g. Volunteer or visiting Contractor/Consultant), they can complete a paper version of the COVID Safe Campus Induction PPTX 1.4 MB.
The Australian Department of Health has produced an online COVID-19 infection control training course which is freely available for anyone to complete.
The online training course covers the fundamentals of infection prevention and control for COVID-19.
There are additional modules covering Aged Care and Indigenous Communities available as part of the course.
We highly recommend that staff undertaken this valuable training and we have made it mandatory for certain roles at the University.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to anything used or worn to minimise risk to worker health and safety. It can be used to supplement the other control measures put in place to protect against COVID-19 including good hygiene measures, physical distancing, environmental cleaning and providing workers with information and training.
PPE is the lowest level of control on the Hierarchy of Control and other higher-level control measures must also be implemented to protect against COVID-19 than only PPE.
Common PPE that can be used to protect against COVID-19 include:
- eye protection, and
- face shields / screens.
The type of PPE required will depend on the workplace environment and the outcomes of consultation and your risk assessment. It is important that people are trained correctly in the putting on, wearing, removing, and disposing of the PPE. Some training resources below are a good starting point for training people, however it is also valuable to undertake face to face training with users to ensure they understand, practice and are competent to use the PPE correctly before undertaking the work.
PPE Training videos
> Donning and Doffing PPE – DHHS
> Using PPE – Centre for Disease Control (CDC)
> How to wear a mask properly – Australian Dept of Health
> About wearing a mask – Australian Chief Health Officer