Occupational Health and Safety Policy

Avondale University Council, Administration and all levels of Management are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for the employees, students and visitors to campus.

In compliance with the requirements of the N.S.W. Occupational Health & Safety Act 2000 and other associated legislation, Avondale University aims to prevent injuries and work related ill health by continuing to develop and update written policies and procedures in consultation with staff, and to implement these in the workplace.

Resources will be directed towards providing for:
  • Compliance with all relevant statutory requirements
  • Elimination of hazards and procedures which can cause death, injury or occupational disease
  • Accident prevention and reporting measures
  • Occupational Health and Safety training and education programs
  • An accredited rehabilitation program for injured employees
  • A safe and healthy working environment with safe plant, equipment and procedures

Whilst the prime responsibility for health and safety rests with the employer, all employees and students are responsible to ensure their own and others health and safety by observing safe systems of work and reporting potential hazards to the supervisor in their work or study area.

The College has appointed Graeme Taplin as Occupational Health and Safety Officer.