WHS Duty of Care Checklist for Staff and affiliates

  • Familiarise yourself with the University’s Work Health & Safety Policy 2012 and Work Health and Safety Procedures to ensure you are aware of your personal responsibility for workplace health and safety (WHS).
  • Engage in safe work practices, taking reasonable care for your own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by your acts or omissions. Cooperate with the University to ensure compliance with WHS legislation.
  • Report to your supervisor all incidents and injuries, and hazards or WHS issues of concern.
  • Seek WHS information or advice from your supervisor where necessary, particularly before carrying out new or unfamiliar work.
  • Participate in discussions and consultation on the management of WHS risks that may affect you.
  • Follow University policies and procedures with respect to WHS.
  • Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and protective equipment for the work being done and properly use relevant safety devices.
  • Do not wilfully place at risk the health, safety or wellbeing of others or misuse safety equipment.
  • Familiarise yourself with local and University wide emergency procedures and cooperate with directions from emergency wardens.