The parties to this agreement recognise their mutual responsibility for:
- developing and implementing healthy and safe working conditions in the University,
- constantly reviewing the health and safety standards in each workplace, and
- ensuring that the University complies with its duties towards staff members, contractors and visitors.
The University is committed to providing and maintaining safety standards and practices which offer the highest reasonably practicable degree of protection based on current knowledge. As a minimum, the University's health and safety standards shall conform to any standards prescribed by relevant Commonwealth, State or Territory legislation, regulations and codes of practice, Australian Standards, and guidelines such as those provided by relevant statutory authorities. To facilitate its commitment, and in accordance with legislation and University policy, the University shall consult with its staff on all significant Occupational Health and Safety matters. The University shall manage its health and safety standards through its Occupational Health and Safety Policy Committee, local occupational health and safety committees representing designated working groups, and health and safety representatives.