ACU is continuously improving our Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) with the aim of eliminating work-related injury and illness, meeting compliance standards and supporting health, safety and wellbeing. Click on a summary of 2020 improvements. These and other enhancements are informed by the actions that are taken by our organisational units to implement our WHSMS and manage risk.
ACU regularly reports on and applies learnings from workplace incidents. We provide training and resources to ensure that everyone knows how to apply safe systems of work and we provide return-to-work programs that support injured or ill staff members.
We consult with staff members and their representatives, ACU’s contractors, students and others about work health and safety issues and risks. Staff also participate in WHS inspections and assess, and manage WHS risk in collaboration with their Nominated Supervisors.
Staff, students and others should log reports of incidents, near misses, injuries and hazards in riskware.
Explore the WHS and wellbeing policies, procedures and tools that are helping staff stay healthy and safe at work. These include chemical management procedures and workers’ compensation arrangements.
Use your workstation in a way that minimises fatigue and the risk of an injury.
Watch the featured training videos: safe manual handling and risk assessment.