Duties: managers & supervisors

Managers and supervisors shall:

  • take reasonable care for their own health and safety
  • take reasonable care that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons
  • so far as they are reasonably able, comply with any reasonable instruction given by the University to ensure compliance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011
  • co-operate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the University relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been notified to workers.

In performing these duties managers and supervisors shall:

  • promote and preserve a safe workplace through complying with ANU Work Health & Safety (WHS) policies, procedures and guidelines
  • control the risks associated with the work and study that they supervise using a documented risk management process by:
    • assisting with developing local WHS procedures, where required
    • providing documented safe work procedures to the staff they supervise
    • ensuring that staff understand and comply with safe work procedures and
    • actively developing in their staff and students proper practices attitudes and behaviours towards WHS matters.
  • be receptive and responsive to WHS concerns raised in their area
  • ensure that they, and the staff and students that they supervise, undertake compulsory and recommended WHS training
  • actively take part in workplace WHS inspections and audits
  • ensure WHS performance is part of staff appraisals
  • ensure reporting any incidents, exposures, hazards, dangerous occurrences or WHS concerns within their jurisdiction.