Objectives and targets

Objectives for safety, health and wellbeing are set by Senate via the strategic planning process. The current objective is ‘to create a positive safety culture that enables our people to thrive and realise their full potential as part of a healthy and engaged community’.

Monitoring performance

Positive Safety Index
The University has recently developed a new way of monitoring safety performance at an organisational level. It is referred to as the Positive Safety Index.

The Positive Safety Index (PSI) is an aggregated measure of 10 separate measures, expressed as a single number.

The PSI is calculated at the end of each calendar month, based on the previous 12 months performance data. At the end of July 2018 the PSI was calculated as 0.54.

Positive Safety Index (PSI)

Figure 1

Figure 1 shows a plot of the PSI as a raw number and as percentage change (from month to month) from December 2017 to June 2018.


Performance measures and targets
A number of performance measures and targets are set by University Executive (UE) at the start of the calendar year, and monitored quarterly. The specific performance measures and current targets are outlined in the table below.

Performance Measure 2018 Target
Increased hazard reporting, as a % of overall reporting 40%
Responsiveness - completion of investigation and corrective action plans within 7 days 75%
Completion of corrective actions by target completion date 75%
% of continuing and fixed term employees who have completed the University’s online Work Health & Safety (WHS) Induction module 75%
% of casual employees who have completed the University’s online WHS Induction module 50%
% of current managers who have completed WHS for Managers and Supervisors  50%