Health & Safety

If you are enrolled in a Vis Com or NHI course (e.g. DESN1234 or NHIL1234) at the University of Newcastle, you are required to read and understand the following document before the course commences. This document covers all activities in the Design Building, but some Design courses will require you to attend a formal Safety Induction Session – please refer to your Course Outline for details.

If you have any questions regarding safety in the Design Building, please speak to one of the Technical Officers, Daniel Atkins or Stu McDonald or email

The following staff are First Aid certified:
Daniel Atkins (D227), Stu McDonald (D115)

The following staff are Fire / Evacuation Marshalls:
Daniel Atkins (D227), Jane Shadbolt  (D225), Stu McDonald (D115), Andrew Howells (D225)

Once you have read and understood the ‘Health & Safety Risk Assessment in Design’ document, please complete the following declaration form. You must not undertake any activity related to the Design (DESN) course(s) in which you are enrolled until you have both read the H&S RA in Design document and completed the H&S declaration. Your declaration will be kept on file.