Safety, Health and Wellbeing

Resolution of health and safety issues

Our role is to develop and assist in the implementation of the UWA safety, health and wellbeing programs in order to minimise the risk of injury, illness and property damage.

We provide consultancy and other services to promote best practice and legislative compliance in all University and related activities.

It is important to address health and safety issues as soon as possible to minimise the risk of harm from hazards. The University has Notification and investigation processes which are provided to ensure that health and safety matters are reported, investigated and resolved effectively. These processes follow sequential, escalating steps for resolution of issues. WorkSafe WA can be notified if there is a risk of imminent and serious harm. Where a worker has a health and safety issue or problem that needs to be resolved the following steps shall be followed.


Anyone

  • Identify and report a SHW issue (incident, hazard, OFI, noteworthy performance, etc.)

SHR

  • Assist anyone to understand the SHW issue management process
  • Report issues to line management on behalf of anyone

Line Management (Sup/Mgr)

  • Where practicable, resolve SHW issues locally
  • Report all SHW issues via RiskWare (including resolved issues)
  • Participate in Consultation Committees
  • Escalate issues (via RiskWare) when unsure or unable to resolve locally

SHW team

  • Consult stakeholders (e.g. Tech staff, CM, Finance, other Faculties, 3rd parties, etc.)
  • Update Action Tracking register
  • Update Risk Register/s
  • Provide SHW Advisor to participate in and provide feedback from Consultation Committees