The Education and Training Directorate (The Directorate) is, at all levels of the organisation, committed to the effective management of Work Health and Safety (WHS) matters. The Directorate recognises that a systematic approach to WHS management is a legislative requirement of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, and is central to the effective management of safety risk.
The Directorate safety management system is documented in the Health Safety and Wellbeing Manual which has been developed in accordance with the standard AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems for WHS management systems.
The HSW Manual comprises a suite of index pages and procedure documents. It locates all HSW related content into one area on Index, thereby improving communications with all directorate workers, executive, (including principals), managers and supervisors regarding their HSW responsibilities/obligations.
The HSW Manual provides detail on the directorates approach to the management of the four key areas of any safety management system:
- Leadership and commitment;
- Risk management and implementation;
- Control; and
- Continuous improvement.
The HSW Manual is aligned with the ACTPS Shared Services Safety Management System Framework and overarching ACTPS policy and procedure. It documents safety procedures across several directorate branches including; Infrastructure and Capital Works, Governance and Assurance, Student Engagement, Learning and Teaching.