THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
RISK MANAGEMENT OFFICE
1: Reception / Administration Counter
2: Laboratories – Experimental
3: Laboratory - Computer
6: Lighting Design
7: Other Issues:
• Facilities with people with disabilities
• Tutorial rooms / Lecture theatre
Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the functional requirements for the
Relevant Standards include:-
AS3590.2-1990 "Screen based workstations Part 2:
AS4443-1997 "Office Panel Systems - workstations"
FIGURE 1: Reception/Administration Counter
drafting chair for option
of sitting or standing
foot support shelf
for frequency used
- storage of handouts frequently used on counter or underneath.
- cable access contained under counter away from leg space.
- circulation space behind counter min. of 1000mm.
FIGURE 2: Layout
Staff in separate
Clear sight line
closed door to
- L shaped clerical/VDU workstation with clear leg
- allowance for VDU at apex of every workstation
opaque roller shutter to private staff
reach to pull down must not present manual handling risk
Laboratories - Experimental
The following guidelines relate to laboratories where experiments are
performed by students. These include Biology; Botany and Chemistry.
As well as these guidelines, reference is also required to:-
AS2982-1997 - Laboratory design construction standards.
AS2243.1 - 1997 - Safety in laboratories.
NH & MRC (1988) - Waste management guidelines.
It is noted that laboratories used by