Security access for Science and Graduate School of Health
Building 4 and Building 7 have two security systems. Card reader security doors generally give access to the building entries, workspaces and lab spaces. Key cabinets are usually found within lab spaces and contain keys for specific facilities and equipment.
Your staff/student card is used to access to both card reader security doors and key cabinets. To work, all relevant inductions must be completed and access to the space requested, granted and programmed on the system.
How to use key cabinets
- Press staff/student card to card reader until light turns green
- Wait until buzz sound, then open door
- Keys and key slots are numbered and labelled
- To remove key - turn key to the left to unlock
To return key - insert key and turn to the right to lock
Note: Keys taken out on your staff or student card are your responsibility until you return them and lock them back into place.
Please return all keys to cabinet by end of day.
For access to be granted you must have completed the relevant induction or training for that space.
General building access
For general building access you must have watched the Escape from UTS video.
Escape from UTS video transcript
UTS has a City Campus made up of Broadway and Haymarket precincts with security staff located in most buildings.
Report all incidents, thefts or security problems to security staff.
All security staff are first aid trained.
Make sure you check out the emergency procedure signage located around campus.
Take a moment to read the procedure before you need it.
Now your closest exits and assembly areas.
If smoke, heat or fire blocks your exit, go to an another exit.
If there is a blackout, emergency lighting will show the way. Follow the lit green signs to the exits.
Contact security if you need assistance.
The phone number is 1800 249 559.
In an emergency Dial 6 from any UTS phone.
Another way to contact security is via the Orange Help points located around campus
In an emergency, there are two alarm sounds. This alarm means prepare.
Safely and immediately cease all activity and so it can be left unattended and secure personal valuables.
This sound means evacuate the building.
Everyone must evacuate.
If any alarm sounds, do NOT USE LIFTS.
Leave via the fire stairs.
Calmly follow exit signs to nearest fire stairwell or exit.
Check if others need assistance.
If anyone is mobility impaired they should be helped and placed near the fire exit door or inside the stair well. If possible have someone stay with them.
Notify Security staff and/or Emergency Services of where they are located.
After exiting the building, do not congregate around the building exits. Go to the designated assembly area.
Do not enter the building unless you are given the all clear.
Remember, in an emergency, dial 6 from any UTS phone.
If any alarm sounds, do not use the lifts.
Know your nearest exits.
Go to the assembly area and wait for the all clear.
Security, services, trades and admin personnel
For general laboratory access, email Philip Lawrence for the next induction session
Honours and HDR students, research and teaching staff
If you require laboratory access, contact the the relevant lab manager to organise an induction.
All researchers, including students
You must also complete a Research Project Risk Assessment (opens a secure site).
Once all relevant inductions and OHS have been competed, to request access the staff or student’s supervisor needs to complete the Access Request form (DOC, 32kB) and send it to email@example.com.
Staff and students can report security access problems by completing the Report Access Problem form (DOC, 32kB) and sending it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need your supervisor to report a security access problem.
Office door keys
Office door keys are requested via email from your school, institute or unit manager.
For file drawers, cabinets and lockers
For under-desk drawers
Unfortunately keys for most of the inexpensive locks found in under-desk drawers cannot be replaced by a locksmith. If no keys are available for your under-desk drawer an eyelet and hasp for a padlock can be secured to the bottom drawer to provide lockable storage. Complete the Key Request Form (XLSX, 12kB), mark eyelet and hasp in Type of Key field and send it to email@example.com.