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. 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.

Read the quarterly WHS report and WHS Committee minutes. Learn about the triggers for WHS consultations and your Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) (PDF, 112KB).

Report a WHS incident or hazard

Staff, students and others should log reports of incidents, near misses, injuries and hazards in riskware.

Know how to log a report in riskware

Understand our WHS risk management procedures

WHS policies and procedures

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.

Follow these steps to resolve a WHS Issue (PDF, 251KB)

Set up your workstation the right way

Use your workstation in a way that minimises fatigue and the risk of an injury.

Download the workstation ergonomics checklist

Training videos, including safe manual handling

Watch the featured training videos: safe manual handling and risk assessment.

Access the video library

Managing Fatigue

Improve the way you manage fatigue in your day-to-day role and use self-assessment tools and resources to improve the way you respond to fatigue at work, in the Fatigue Management Guideline (PDF, 397 KB).

Page last updated on 13/02/2022

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