Designated work groups are groups of staff in a particular work area, unit or department, school or centre, building or series of buildings. Groups may extend across workplaces, campuses or employers.
Designated work groups should be established through negotiation between the University and staff. The staff in each group must elect a health and safety representative and if required, a deputy. Their main role is to represent the health and safety interests of members of the group. Their responsibilities can be viewed on OHS responsibilitiy - Health and Safety Representatives.