Supervisors include those who oversee staff work programs, student research, lectures, tutorials, practicals classes and field trips. To meet their due diligence they must:

  • encourage appropriate positive attitudes towards OHS
  • ensure staff and students participate in approved OHS training
  • use a documented risk management process to manage OHS risks
  • apply relevant OHS policy and procedures
  • actively participate in OHS inspections and audits
  • include OHS performance in staff appraisals
  • ensure all hazards and incidents are reported and investigated appropriately and suitable controls are implemented

Supervisors can delegate tasks to a suitably qualified person, but they are accountable for ensuring that the person is competent and has had the relevant training.