WHS responsibilities

Everyone has a responsibility for health and safety at work. The University has assigned this responsibility through the line of management to each worker to the extent of their delegated authority.

The University’s Work Health and Safety Policy 2012 reflects and explains the strengthened governance and management of health and safety at the University and includes details of WHS responsibilities for individuals at all levels of the organisation.

The Work Health and Safety Procedures explains how WHS is to be managed locally, in practice.

The duty of care for work health and safety is prescribed by the NSW WHS legislation. Failure to comply with these duties is a criminal offence and can incur a heavy fine.

All workers, particularly those who manage or supervise others, should ensure that they are familiar with their obligations for promoting health and safety at work, and fulfil these obligations.

Duty of care checklists