The UWA Safety and Health Risk Register should be your main reference source for legislation and guidance on all classes of acitivty carried out under the auspices of the University.
The University utilises three distinct tiers of monitoring in the workplace.
The highest level is the Safety Compliance – Traffic Light System, which provides a broad performance overview of the University. It is designed to provide the Executive with a concise performance summary and to assist with direction of resources.
Individual parts of the University are monitored via the internal audit program. The standard against which audits are carried out is AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Specification with guidance for use.
UWA Safety and Health audits are carried out by personnel who have received specific accreditation training to ensure strict compliance with this standard. Outcomes are reported to area managers and assistance may be provided in finding solutions to any identified problem areas. The question sets can also be used to carry out a self-audit which can assist in assessing preparedness for a full 4801 audit.
At the most detailed level, individual area types such as workshops, laboratories and others, are inspected by local safety personnel, although UWA Safety and Health personnel may also take part. Outcomes are reported to UWA Safety and Health, and the findings are examined and followed up as necessary to maintain safety standards.