Your safety responsibilities on campus

​​Ensuring a safe place to work and study is a shared responsibility between AUT staff and students.


​The New Zealand Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 places responsibilities on AUT academic staff and supervisors to take all steps to​ provide you with a safe place to work and study.

These steps involve being proactive to identify, assess and control hazards in accordance with legislation and AUT policy and procedures.


​Ensure the safety of yourself and others. You're responsible for looking after your own health and safety, and you must also take care not to put other people at risk of harm. You could people at risk by:

  • ​​Acting in an unsafe manner
  • Not following agreed safe work practices
  • Not reporting a situation which could result in someone getting hurt

​​​Make sure you're aware of the correct safety procedures

  • ​​​​​Listen very carefully to safety information provided by your lecturer
  • Ask for clarification, help or instructions if you're not sure about how to perform any task safely
  • Offer suggestions to improve the health and safety
  • Report incidents and near-misses to your lecturer

​​​Understand key safety procedures

Take the time to become familiar with all key safety procedures. If you're unsure of anything, it's important that you ask your lecturer or technician for assistance and clarification. They're there to help you. It's better to ask and be sure that you're safe, opposed to making guesses or poor judgements, which could result in an accident.

You'll find additional rules and procedures pertinent to your study in manuals and notes, school websites and of course from your lecturers and technicians.

Remember these rules are designed for your protection, and will be expected from prospective employers in the near future.

Contact us

AUT Security
Phone: 0800 AUT SAFE (0800 288 7233)

AUT Facilities Management Help Desk
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7777

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