Safety Officers

Safety officers are appointed by Heads of academic/administrative units and are their delegated authority. They are responsible for:

  • provide advice, information and instruction on local OHS issues
  • assist in the application of OHS procedures
  • help manage risks and hazards in their area
  • report and investigate incidents, injuries and hazards and implement agreed control measures
  • liaise with their Head of academic/administrative unit, OH&S and other safety personnel
  • review and analyse injury and incident reports and data
  • develop injury and incident prevention strategies for their area
  • monitor local area compliance with OHS policy and procedures
  • audit local area OHS compliance with regard to risk, emergency and hazardous waste management
  • help promote OHS awareness.

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