Contact the Health and Safety Team

Click here to email the Health and Safety Mailbox 

Or call the team on ext. 93636 (03 369 3636)

Natasha Barnett

Director, Health and Safety
Internal Phone: 91419

Roger Kippenberger

Health and Safety Improvement Manager
Internal Phone: 90611
Mobile: 027 281 2070

Chris Hyndman

Health and Safety Business Partner
Portfolios: Engineering, Facilities Management
Internal Phone: 90837
Mobile: 027 252 3648

Matt Brown

Health and Safety Business Partner
Portfolios: UCSA, Vice-Chancellors Office, Fieldwork, WIL
Internal Phone: 91244
Mobile: 027 579 9814

Madeline Leighton

Health & Safety Business Partner
Internal Phone: 90241

The Health and Safety team is responsible for:

  • Ensuring that the University meets its obligations with all occupational safety and health statutes and regulations.
  • Providing advice and assistance to staff and students around effective hazard management.
  • Health and safety education aimed at empowering departments to effectively identify and manage the hazards in their area.
  • Reporting and investigating events from across UC where staff/students/visitors /contractors have been injured or could have been injured in the course of their work.
  • Provision of occupational health services for e.g. health monitoring/ flu vaccines
  • Facilitating employee participation in Health & Safety.
  • Maintaining an effective rehabilitation process for staff and students as required.
  • Monitoring the Health & Safety performance across the University and reporting on this to senior management along with relevant recommendations for improvement.

If a Notifiable Event occurs, please contact one of the Health & Safety Team.