Areas Mech Grants Access For
The Department of Mechanical Engineering issues electronic access, keys, and alarm codes for the following spaces:
- CEME (Mech areas);
- Rusty Hut (Mech areas);
- KAIS (Mech areas);
- High Head Lab;
- ICICS Mech Undergrad Teaching Lab wing.
- ICICS spaces occupied by Mech can also be requested through this form.
Keys are only issued for spaces that do not have electronic access.
Many buildings that have a Mech presence manage their access independently, including CERC, PPC, and AMPEL. Please contact those facilities directly for assistance.
Safety Orientation Requirements for Access
Requirements updated on April 20, 2017. Clarifications added fall 2017.
WorkSafeBC and UBC require all UBC workers to complete safety training, including mandatory general training and job specific training. At UBC, a worker includes: senior executives, faculty, staff, student workers, and visitors who have been issued an employee number. Mech requires non-worker students who have access to spaces beyond those granted on a course basis to meet the same (or approved equivalent) safety training requirements as workers.
Mech students who require access to RH 120 for approved Student Group use should refer to Safety Training for Student Teams in Rusty Hut 120 instead of the list below.
In Mech, this requirement is enforced by not issuing keys, electronic access or alarm codes until training is complete. In addition to the university-wide requirements, Mech requires completion of the Floor Warden Training Course, as many workers are in the building outside the hours that designated Floor Wardens are at work.
The required modules are:
- RMS Module 1: New Worker Safety Orientation
- RMS Module 2: Preventing and Addressing Workplace Bullying & Harassment
- RMS Module 3: Workplace Violence Prevention
- RMS Module 4: One of:
- Chemical Safety (for faculty, staff, visiting researchers, and graduate students who work with chemicals)
- Introduction to Laboratory Safety (for undergraduate students who will work under constant direct supervision of a senior lab member)
- Workplace Hazardous Material Information Systems (WHMIS) (for those who do not fall into the above categories, including office workers)
- RMS Module 5: Reporting Accidents and Incidents (CAIRS)
- Mech Requirement: RMS Floor Warden Training Course – in Mech, everyone is responsible for knowing what to do in the event of a fire
- HR Requirement: Privacy Matters Fundamentals
- A Site-Specific Orientation Record for each space you are requesting access to, including office spaces. This training should be conducted by your supervisor or a designated trainer for the space.
Higher risk spaces may have additional safety requirements, including but not limited to:
- LASER Safety Training
- Radiation and X-Ray Safety Training
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Training
- Hazardous waste or chemical waste training
- Respirator fit testing
- Training on equipment or procedures specific to your lab
Please discuss what safety training is required for your facility and tasks with your supervisor.