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Changes to Safety Committee Structure

Last month the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive endorsed the disbanding of the University Health and Safety Committee in favour of having both consultation and HSW monitoring focused at the Faculty and Divisional level.  This change recognises the good work already done by Faculty and Divisional Safety Committees to consult, to monitor safety outcomes and to inform the Due Diligence of the Faculty or Divisional Head.

Alternative consultation processes are being established with key student bodies and the NTEU.

A piece of work will now be undertaken in consultation with the Faculties and Divisions to review the terms of reference for the Faculty and Divisional Committees.

I would like to extend my thanks to the past and present members of the University Health and Safety Committee for their input.

Should you have any questions please consult with your local HSW Hub.

Gerald Buttfield
Associate Director, HSW

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