Executive Director, Facilities Management
Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar
Date of Next Review
Facilities Management has adopted a system of cleaning management for its buildings for which the Associate Director - Operations is responsible. A mix of in-house and contract cleaning is used to varying degrees across the campuses. Activities such as waste collection, pest control and hygiene services are carried out by contractors and supervised by the Operations Section. Further information is available on the Facilities Management website.
General and specific waste contracts, which ensure that all waste / rubbish is removed from site, exist for all campuses. On all campuses general waste is collected and aggregated at specific locations by cleaning staff.
A recycling programme is a component of waste management and the University has implemented systems across all campuses. Details of waste management systems are available on the Facilities Management website.
The collection, management and disposal of chemical waste is the responsibility of the Department of Health, Safety and Environment ChemStore. Individual generators of chemical waste are responsible for the local management of such waste prior to being collected by an approved contractor via the ChemStore. Waste is collected ready for disposal by the contractor at an approved pick up point within the relevant QUT campus on a regular basis. It is mandatory that all chemical waste be disposed of via the ChemStore. Exemption from this process requires approval from the Head of the relevant Division or Faculty.
A regular disposal schedule is maintained by the ChemStore.
Radioactive waste material should undergo documented disposal by the user adhering to National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) guidelines. QUT has a Radiation Safety Officer whose role is to ensure compliance with relevant State regulations.
Pathological waste is collected into specially marked, lockable 120 or 240 litre wheelie bins which are collected under contract from user areas on a schedule that is appropriate to the user. Organisational units requiring pathological waste disposal services must submit a request to the Cleaning Manager, who will arrange pathological waste services. Responsibility for disposal costs and proper local management of pathological waste remains with user areas.
MOPP G/5.3 Procurement
|26.11.19||All||Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar||Approval Authority changed as a result of reporting line change - Vice-President (Resources) and Chief Financial Officer to Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar|
|14.01.13||All||Director, Facilities Management||Contact officer changed to Director, Facilities Management and minor editorial amendments to reflect organisational restructure|
|25.10.12||All||Registrar||Approval authority changed to Executive Director, Finance and Resource Planning|
|15.08.11||All||Registrar||Revised Policy - Chapter restructured|
|24.11.10||All||Planning and Resources Committee||Approval authority changed to Registrar|
|14.11.05||All||Planning and Resources Committee||Policy updated|
|20.12.01||All||Director, Facilities Management||Updated|