What we do
The Work Health and Safety Unit provides:
- a central management system for work health safety, rehabilitation and workers' compensation services;
- a high level strategic advisory role to the University Executive and to the Vice-Chancellor as Officers;
- expert work health, safety and injury management resources including policies, procedures, documentation, reports, advice and assistance to the University community;
- the development and implementation of local area work health and safety management strategies, together with their integration into the University's management plans, processes and programmes in partnership with the Colleges and Portfolios;
- a consultancy service in relation to workplace inspections; and
- conduct of investigations into workplace incidents in partnership with the relevant College/Portfolio staff and management.
Indemnity and WHS responsibilities
The following statement applies to all staff of the University carrying out duties required of them which would include any additional WHS work that they may be asked to perform from time to time:
- The University is liable at law for the actions of its staff while they are carrying out duties required of them under their contracts of employment.
- The University carries substantial Public Liability insurance protections and this cover extends automatically to its staff.
This means that staff engaged in carrying out their duties/activities, including WHS responsibilities, are protected should an event/action occurs which causes injury to other persons.