Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Principals and school staff must follow the Department's Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy which is available in the Policy and Advisory Library (PAL).

Corporate and regional staff should follow the information below.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy outlines the department's overarching leadership commitment to supporting, promoting and protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of all department employees, visitors, volunteers and contractors.

This commitment strives to successfully build accountability and responsibility in employee health, safety and wellbeing, ensuring healthy and safe working and learning environments in all department workplaces.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy outlines the department's leadership commitment to:

  • supporting and valuing its people and recognising a legal and moral commitment to building a positive workplace culture, ensuring healthy and safe working and learning environments

  • consulting, collaborating and communicating with its workforce to achieve positive health, safety and wellbeing outcomes

  • driving continuous health, safety and wellbeing improvement

  • fulfilling relevant health, safety and wellbeing legislative and compliance obligations

  • supporting the prevention of workplace injuries and ill health.​

It's important that the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy is communicated to all department employees. By ensuring this policy is available to all staff, either through display on an OHS noticeboard or through virtual channels, all employees can familiarise themselves with this Policy.

The Department's Health, Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) Policy aligns with the Department's obligations under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act (2004), OHS Regulations (2017), the Safe and Well in Education Strategy and Framework, the Safe and Well Injury and Illness Management Framework and the International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety AS/NZS ISO 45001.

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