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Who is a visitor?

Whether a visitor is a member of the public walking across a University campus, a person attending an appointment, an invited guest or is visiting for any other purpose, the University has a duty to ensure that risk to their health and safety is appropriately managed.

Duty with regard to visitor health and safety is laid out in legislation which in Tasmania is the Work Health and Safety Act 2012.

The University must:

  • ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the health and safety of visitors (as "other persons" under the Act) is not put at risk from work carried out as part of the conduct of the University.

Visitors must:

  • take reasonable care for their own health and safety; and
  • take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons; and
  • comply, so far as they are reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that is given to allow the University to comply with the Act.