Lab Induction

The NUbots lab induction process for new members.
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Updated 31 July 2023

For workplace health and safety, all new members joining the team are required to complete a lab induction. This process, when successfully completed, will make the new member eligible for swipe card access to the lab, and allow them to work there unsupervised.

With swipe card access, you can access the NUbots lab and the external doors of the ES building between 7am and 10pm, 7 days a week.

Canvas Access

The CESE Work, Health and Safety Canvas site contains all the information needed to obtain swipe card access to the NUbots lab. Ask the NUbots Team Leader for a link to self-enrol in the site if you are not already enrolled. On the site homepage, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'Newcastle Robotics Laboratory' banner.

Safety Documentation

The Electrical Engineering Safety Manual is required reading. The second required reading is the risk assessment for the lab.

ES Lab Induction

After reading the safety documentation, you are required to complete the ES Laboratory Induction. This can be accessed by clicking the link in step 2 on Canvas. Once you have finished the quiz, navigate back to the NUbots induction page.

You must score 100% in the quiz. This quiz must be completed by all team members each year, even if you already have swipe card access.

The NUbots Lab Induction

The next part of the process is the NUbots lab induction. This is an in-person induction done with a Team Leader or Team Safety Officer in the lab. This induction walks new members though the available safety and emergency equipment in the lab, how to safely handle batteries and robots, and what to do when there is an emergency.

Upon completion of the NUbots lab induction, new members must must fill out the lab induction checklist. They are to obtain a digital copy to upload to Canvas, and the hardcopy will be kept in the lab as a record. A copy of the checklist will be provided to the student at the beginning of the induction.

Request Swipe Card Access

The final step on Canvas involves an embedded app that allows you to request access. After signing in to the app with your student details, you will see a form. Select the NUbots access group and choose Alexandre Mendes to approve the request. If any steps are not complete, the app will indicate this. Once the steps are all complete, you can submit your request for swipe card access.

It may take a few days for the application to be approved and the request sent to Infrastructure and Facilities Services in order to enable swipe card access. Once this is done, you can use your student card to access the external doors of the ES building and the NUbots lab between the hours of 7am and 10pm, any day of the week.

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