Workplace Health and Safety Policy
- Policy owner: Health and Safety Committee Chair
- Policy category: Management: WHS
- Policy status: Approved
- Approval body: Executive
- Endorsement body: Executive
- Related policies:
- Last amended: 20th Dec. 2022
- Relevant HESF:
This policy outlines how Alphacrucis University College (AC) aims to provide a safe and healthy working and learning environment for all employees, students, volunteers, site visitors and tenants. This also includes ensuring workplace health and safety in facilities and venues for fieldwork, professional experience and work placement.
All staff, students and tenants
All delivery sites
AC recognises its moral and legal responsibility to provide a safe and healthy work environment for staff, students, volunteers, site visitors and tenants and will endeavour to ensure they do nothing to place themselves or the local community at risk of injury or illness.
AC is responsible for:
- providing safe buildings, plant and systems of work;
- ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and standards, including the Work Health and Safety Act 2011;
- ensuring compliance with the AC Workplace Health and Safety framework;
- providing staff, contractors, volunteers and students with information, instruction, training and supervision for their safety, in accordance with the AC Workplace Health and Safety framework.
All staff, students, volunteers and site visitors are responsible for:
- adhering to the AC Workplace Health and Safety framework;
- reporting all hazards identified to the WHS Officer;
- complying with lawful instructions;
- not behaving in a wilful and reckless manner.
Workplace Health and Safety Committee
The Workplace Health and Safety Committee terms of reference can be found in the Executive Terms of Reference Policy.
Responsible for implementation
Vice President Operations
All staff and students
Workplace Health and Safety Procedures
Workplace Health and Safety procedures will be implemented by the Workplace Health and Safety Committee. These procedures include five key steps:
- Identify the hazard – find out what could cause harm or endanger safety;
- Assess risks – understand the nature of the harm that could be caused, how serious and the likelihood of occurrence;
- Control risks – implement the most effective and practical control measure;
- Review the control measures – ensure controls are working as planned;
- Record all measures taken in the management process, including:
- information about the threat or hazard;
- assessment of associated risks;
- decisions on control measures;
- implementation of control measures;
- evidence of monitoring and review.