Safety, Health and Injury Management and Wellbeing

UWA S&H Strategic Documents 2021 - 2025

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.

Further Information

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.

UWA S&H Commitment, Policy and Strategic Documents 2021 - 2025

  • UWA is committed to providing world class education, research and community engagement.
  • Achieving our staff and student goals safely requires all UWA's Leaders throughout all levels of our organisation to be committed, responsible and accountable in maintaining a safe workplace.
  • The below key Safety Commitment, Policy and Strategic documents are aligned to International Standard AS/NZS ISO 45001* to lead safety at UWA to 2025.
  • We encourage everyone to read, apply and promote these principles throughout UWA and its activities.

Note: *International Standard AS/NZS ISO 45001 - Occupational health and safety management systems

  1. UWA Safety and Health 'Our Commitment'
  2. UWA Safety and Health Policy
  3. UWA Safety and Health Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025
  4. UWA Safety and Health Leadership and Governance Framework

UWA Safety and Health 'Our Commitment'

UWA's S&H 'Our Commitment' Statement outlines a UWA-Wide assurance from VC Amit Chakma that safety is a high priority throughout UWA.

The UWA S&H 'Our Commitment' Statement should be displayed in all School, Research Group and Business Unit main high traffic areas to reinforce the importance of safety with staff and visitors.

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UWA Safety and Health Policy

UWA's S&H Policy is aligned to UWA's Policy Framework formally documents the requirement for all members of the University Community to work within the requirements outlined in UWA's Safety Management System (SMS) Framework and other key documents described on this webpage.

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UWA Safety and Health Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025

UWA's S&H Strategic Plan 2021 - 2025 will embed a proactive safety culture to lead and guide all staff to deliver and students to achieve their educational, research and community engagement goals - safely.

Together we can continuously improve safety in the workplace by being aware of UWA's S&H Strategic Objectives and embedding the Safety Leadership and Guiding Principles as outlined in the Strategic Plan into all of UWA's activities.

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UWA Safety and Health Leadership and Governance Framework

UWA's Leadership and Governance Framework defines responsibilities and accountabilities throughout all levels of UWA and its activities.

All UWA Staff, Managers / Supervisors and Senior Leaders have a duty of care to maintain a safe workplace as per the UWA S&H Responsibilities and Accountabilities Framework. Refer page 5.