Human Resources have been working on a revised version of the Healthy Safety and Wellbeing Policy.
The key changes to the chapter for noting are –
- The Area Manager now has the delegated authority to approve (1) “Very High” residual risk (in lieu of the Vice-Chancellor); and (2) Faculty/Division/School/Branch activities, in accordance with the HSW Handbook
(with the exception of Travel to a DFAT 3 or 4 high risk destination which requires approval by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) in accordance with the Travel and Entertainment Policy and Procedures.)
- The removal of the overarching responsibility, for the University’s Officers to monitor the activities of the Controlled Entity and take corrective action where gaps are identified. The Officers of the Controlled Entity are responsible for ensuring that the Primary and Other duties of the PCBU (the entity) are being met under the WHS Legislation and the RTWSA Self-Insurance requirements.
- The removal of responsibilities for the University Healthy and Safety Committee. The UHSC was disbanded in May 2018, in favour of having both consultation and HSW monitoring focused at the Faculty and Divisional level.
Feedback is being sought from the University community on the draft version of the HSW Policy.
Any comments may be submitted via the draft policies page before COB Monday 16 September 2019.
Should you wish to discuss any of the changes or requirements please do not hesitate to contact your Senior HSW Advisor.