Safety and Wellbeing
Safety success is built on a foundation of knowledge
The University of South Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace and study environment for our employees, students, contractors, labour hire, volunteers, visitors and others associated with university business. This commitment is expressed in the Health Safety & Injury Management Policy.
The University is a self insured employer and we endeavour to continually improve our processes through regular monitoring and review. Our University Council, Audit and Risk Management Committee and Senior Management Group provide leadership, direction and oversight of our safety system and injury management program.
The Safety and Wellbeing web pages are designed to assist University personnel through the provision of information on a broad range of subjects. Some of the key subjects include:
- the harmonised Work Health and Safety legislation enacted in South Australia from 1 Jan 2013
- Health and Safety roles and responsibilities
- the inherent hazards associated with University business and ways to manage the risks
- reporting hazards and incidents online
- Health and Safety training, including short courses, online and/or coordinated internally
- what to do if an injury is sustained
- how to effectively manage injuries that occur in the workplace (including Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation)
- who can help with your health and safety queries?
Health and Safety Priorities
A set of five (5) health and safety strategic priorities have been set for the University for the period 2013-2015, they include:
- Safety in Design
- System improvement
- Legal compliance (WHS Act 2012 (SA))
- Safety culture
The health and safety local action plan template reflects the strategic priorities for focus at the local level. Heads and Directors consider how they can address these priorities within their area of responsibility.