WHS Management System

We commit to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy workplace for workers, students, visitors and others.

We all have a duty to work safely and keep others safe at work. Review the following sections of the Work Health and Safety (WHS) Management System to learn how to achieve this.

  • Part 1 - Establishment of a WHS Management System

    1.1 WHS Management System Manual

    This manual outlines how Charles Sturt will manage its work health and safety obligations through a documented Work Health & Safety (WHS) Management System.

    See the manual

  • Part 2 - Work Health and Safety Policy

    2.1 Work Health & Safety Policy

    This policy specifies how Charles Sturt provides a safe and healthy workplace to all staff, students, labour hire, contractors, sub-contractors, volunteers and other visitors.

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  • Part 3 Planning & Risk Management

    3.1 WHS Risk Management

    It is everyone's responsibility to identify, assess and control hazards through risk management. Please refer to the resources below for more information:

    Risk Management Policy

    WHS Risk Management Procedure

    WHS Risk Matrix

    WHS Risk Assessment Templates

    WHS Risk Management ELMO Module - Please click on the learning link in the top menu and look in the course catalogue tab.

    3.2 WHS Legal & Compliance

    WHS Legal and Compliance Procedure

    3.3 Objectives, Targets and Plans

    WHS Reporting Procedure

  • Part 4.1 WHS Roles and Responsibilities

    4.1 Work Health and Safety Roles and Responsibilities Guidelines

    These guidelines specify the objectives, roles and responsibilities that will support implementation of the Work Health and Safety Policy.

    Read the guidelines

  • Part 4.2 WHS Training

    4.2 Work Health and Safety Training

    All staff must complete relevant online safety training and local job-specific training to make sure they stay safe at work.

    WHS Induction and Training Procedure

    WHS Induction and Training ELMO Module - Please click on the learning link in the top menu and look in the course catalogue tab.

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  • Part 4.3 Consultation, Communication and Reporting

    4.3 Consultation, Communication and Reporting

    Have your say on work health and safety (WHS) matters through:

    • Designated Work Groups (DWGs)
    • Elected Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs)
    • WHS Committees

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  • Part 4.4 Documentation

    4.4 Documentation

    This part of the WHS management system includes all of our policies, procedures, guidelines and website content.

  • Part 4.5 Document and Data Control

    4.5 Document and Data Control

    4.5.1 WHS Document Control and Records Management

    The process for the creation, maintenance and management of WHS documentation and WHS record keeping requirements.

    WHS Document Control Procedure

  • Part 4.6 Managing Operational Risk

    4.6.1 Hazardous Manual Tasks

    Hazardous manual tasks include manual handling and ergonomics.

    Hazardous Manual Task Procedure

    Learn more about manual handling and ergonomics

    4.6.2 Chemical Safety

    The Chemical Safety Committee monitors and reviews chemical safety.

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    4.6.3 Biosafety

    The Biosafety Committee has produced the Biosafety Manual. This manual gives guidance for handling or exposure to biohazardous material.

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    Infectious diseases policy

    4.6.4 Radiation Safety

    The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) ensures radiation safety measures and compliance.

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    4.6.5 Research and Fieldwork Safety

    Consultation for this procedure will commence in Q1, 2019.

    4.6.6 Driver Safety

    Driver safety promotes the safety of Charles Sturt employees while driving and supports safe driving practices. It also encourages responsible approaches to decision-making and risk management.

    Driver safety policy

    Driver safety guidelines

    4.6.7 Contractor safety

    Contractors working at Charles Sturt must comply with all relevant work health and safety requirements.

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    4.6.8 Asbestos Management

    Asbestos Management Procedure

    4.6.9 Electrical Safety

    When working with electrical equipment at Charles Sturt you must comply with safety requirements.

    Electrical Safety Policy and Procedure

    More electrical safety information

    4.6.10 Drone Safety

    Consultation for this procedure will commence in Q4, 2018.

    4.6.11 Plant/Equipment Safety

    Consultation for this procedure will commence in Q1, 2019.

    4.6.12 Smoking in the Workplace

    This policy implements the Smoke-Free Environment Act 2000 (NSW) in order to create and maintain a workplace free from health, safety and welfare risks.

    Smoking in the workplace policy

    4.6.13 Thermal comfort

    We are committed to providing a comfortable work environment. This includes managing the risks associated with extreme heat and extreme cold.

    Thermal Comfort Guidelines

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    4.6.14 Noise Safety

    Consultation for this procedure will commence in Q1, 2019.

    4.6.15 Alcohol and Other Drugs

    This policy specifies how alcohol must be served at Charles Sturt. It also covers the management of alcohol and drug-related matters on Charles Sturt premises and at Charles Sturt-related events and activities.

    Alcohol and other drugs policy

  • Part 4.7 Emergency Management

    4.7.1 Emergency Management

    Our structures and processes for managing emergencies.

    Emergency Management Policy

    Emergency Resources

    4.7.2 Critical Incident Response Group

    Details of our Emergency Planning Committee, campus based Critical Incident Response Groups and other members within the Emergency Control Organisation.

    Critical Incident Response Group Procedure

    4.7.3 First Aid

    We provide first aid services across all campuses except Goulburn. On the Goulburn campus, NSW Health Services maintains first aid kits and provides advice through the Police Academy.

    First aid procedure

  • Part 4.8 Injury Management

    4.8.1 Injury Management

    We have clear processes for reporting and managing injuries in the workplace. We ensure injured workers are assigned appropriate duties to support their recovery at work.

    Injury Management Procedure

    Learn more about reporting workplace injuries

    4.8.2 Return to Work Program

    This policy outlines Charles Sturt's approach to the rehabilitation and return to work for staff who have been injured or become ill during their employment. It forms part of the University's Work Health and Safety Management System.

    Return to work program policy

    Learn more about workers' compensation

  • Part 5 - Measurement and Evaluation (including Incidents)

    5.1 Monitoring and Measurement

    5.1.1 Workplace Inspections and Reports

    This describes Charles Sturt employees' obligations to undertake and report on work health and safety (WHS) workplace inspections regularly.

    Workplace inspections and reports procedure

    5.1.2 Health Surveillance and Monitoring

    This describes how we can prevent or detect, at an early stage, adverse health effects  from exposure to hazardous substances or other hazards in the workplace.

    Health Surveillance and Monitoring Procedure

    5.2 Incident Investigation, and Corrective and Preventative Actions

    Work Health and Safety Incident Reporting and Investigation Procedure

    5.3 WHSMS Audit

    WHS Audit Procedure

    WHS Audit Plan - Coming Soon

    WHS Audit Schedule - Coming Soon

  • Part 6 - Management Review

    6.1 WHS Management Review

    6.1.1 WHS Management Review

    All aspects of the WHS management system are reviewed at planned intervals to ensure its continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness.

    WHS Management Review Procedure

    6.1.2 Safety management planning

    Faculties and divisions of Charles Sturt use safety management plans to translate their duty of care into active risk management.

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    All Charles Sturt supervisors need to submit an annual return on behalf of their faculty, school, division or unit.

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