|Relevant UTAS Ordinance and/or
Rule Reference No.
|Ordinance 1 (Role of Council)|
|Relevant State/Federal Govt.
University of Tasmania Act 1992, Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995,
Workplace Health and Saafety Regulations 1998
|Commencement Date||8 April 2005|
|Review Date||2 June 2010|
1. Statement of Context
The achievement of the University's mission and vision requires that all reasonable steps are taken to protect the health and safety of its employees, students, contractors and visitors.
The University is committed to continuously improving the management and standards of occupational health and safety. As far as reasonably practicable, the University:
The University recognises, encourages and supports each individual's contribution to the improvement of occupational health and safety through appropriate consultation, information, instruction, training and supervision.
The objective of this principle is to improve occupational health and safety by:
The University will:
The Vice-Chancellor has responsibility for the implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Principle and the development and implementation of supporting policies, plans and procedures.
All employees, students, contractors and visitors are to undertake their University activities in ways that support this principle and related policies, plans and procedures. They are required to do all that is reasonably practical to ensure that their acts (or failures to act) do not create or increase a risk to the health and safety of themselves or others.
Council is responsible for over-viewing the performance of occupational health and safety.
Approved by Council on 8 April 2005
Reviewed Council June 2006 (Resolution no. 06/3/43)
Authorised by the Director, Governance & Legal
17 December, 2009