Australian Standard / New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 4801; "Occupational Health and Safety Management System – specifications and guidance for use" is a national standard. The University incorporates the core elements of this standard of policy, planning, implementation, measurement and evaluation and management review as the basis for its occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS).
The University conducts internal OHSMS audits and encourages self-auditing based on question sets developed to meet the AS/NZS 4801 criteria. The standard is available through the University Library SAI Global subscription.
Changes to health and safety legislation in Western Australia are expected in 2013 and will affect the health and safety roles of individuals. The new Act will define four categories of duty holder which are a Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU), Officers, Workers and other persons at the workplace. The following document describes the UWA Safe System of Work and how its application promotes compliance with these legislative changes. The presentation below addresses the duties of Officers and Workers, guidance for managers and supervisors and how creation of a health and safety committee hierarchy will play a major role in promoting legislative compliance. Further information is available from WorkSafe WA and Safe Work Australia