Work Health and Safety Policy Statement
All staff, contractors, volunteers, customers, visitors and other users of the Australian College have the right to work and study in an environment that is safe.
The College recognises its responsibilities under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 as "a person conducting a business or undertaking" and as a "supplier of services"; and is committed to safety in the workplace.
Meeting our WHS obligations means that our staff and students need to be aware of and implement the safety procedures in place at their workplace, and any other workplaces that they visit.
The College is committed to a consultative process to ensure that workplace health and safety management is of the highest standard, and that staff and students take a pro-active role in risk minimization.
Where a workplace injury does occur, the College will implement a pro-active return to work rehabilitation program in accordance with its legislative obligations.
The College implements a range of strategies and programs to support this policy such as:
- Emergency plans
- First aid facilities
- Hazard identification and risk assessment procedures
- Training and instruction provided to staff commensurate with their roles and responsibilities to enable them to comply with this policy
- Records management system to meet required safety reporting
Students are encouraged to raise concerns about safety with the College so that the areas of concern can be actioned.