This section applies to you if you are a member of University Executive, a dean, the director of a professional service unit or portfolio area or the head of a school (HOS) or administrative unit (HOA).

What do you need to do?

As a senior leader you are required to:

  1. Provide safety leadership within your sphere of influence.
  2. Demonstrate due diligence within your area of control.

Providing safety leadership involves ...

  • Including safety and wellbeing as the first agenda item on management meetings
  • Seeking reports from the leaders of organisational units within your area of control
  • Regularly walking though work areas to observe work practices and discuss safety and wellbeing issues with staff and students.

Demonstrating due diligence involves ...

  • Attending and participating in briefings to stay up-to-date with safety legislation and the University's Safety Management System
  • Understanding the nature of University operations, the associated hazards and risks to safety, health and wellbeing
  • Ensuring that appropriate resources are allocated to eliminate risks and achieve work health and safety compliance
  • Periodically verifying the provision and use of work health and safety resources and processes.