TAFE Queensland is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all people who work, study, visit our campuses or have the potential to be affected by our activities. TAFE Queensland will strive for Zero Harm at Work, meaning 'no harm to anyone, any time while at work'.
Provides TAFE Queensland with a policy position for management of work, health and safety.
TAFE Queensland is committed to providing a safe, healthy and productive working environment for all people who work, study, visit a campus, or have the potential to be affected by TAFE Queensland's activities. TAFE Queensland will strive towards Safety Leadership, meaning 'everybody safe at work'.
Principle 1: TAFE Queensland is committed to developing and maintaining strong work, health and safety systems to ensure the health and safety of its staff, students, and clients, supported by well-defined and measurable targets and outcomes.
Principle 2: TAFE Queensland will work towards minimising work, health and safety risks and hazards, and eliminating work-related incidents, injury and illness.
Principle 3: TAFE Queensland will have a continuous improvement approach to work, health and safety.
The Chief Human Resources Officer is accountable for ensuring the management and maintenance of this policy, including ensuring its continued appropriateness to the business, compliance with legislation and external requirements, and periodic review.
TAFE Queensland Executives are responsible for managing work, health and safety under the terms of this policy.
This policy applies to:
4.1 TAFE Queensland will establish and maintain a Work, Health Safety and Wellbeing Statement of Commitment (PDF, 185KB), authorised by the TAFE Queensland Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
4.2 TAFE Queensland's Work, Health Safety and Wellbeing Statement of Commitment (PDF, 185KB) will:
4.3 TAFE Queensland will provide appropriate information, instruction, and training to equip employees, students, contractors, volunteers, and visitors with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet their WHS responsibilities.
4.4 TAFE Queensland will provide resources for the responsible fulfilment of its WHS responsibilities.
4.5 TAFE Queensland will identify WHS risks and hazards associated with the activities of the organisation. All risks and hazards will be mitigated and where possible eliminated.
4.6 TAFE Queensland will ensure WHS incidents are recorded, notified, and managed appropriately and within specified timeframes.
4.7 The performance of TAFE Queensland's work, health and safety management systems (WHSMS) will be reviewed by the TAFE Queensland Executive and TAFE Queensland Board to ensure:
4.8 An annual review of TAFE Queensland's WHSMS will evaluate the overall performance of the WHSMS, the effectiveness of controls, compliance with WHS objectives and targets, and relevant legislation in order to ensure the ongoing suitability and effectiveness of the WHSMS.
4.9 A combination of lag and lead indicators will be used to facilitate measurement and analysis of WHS and business performance across all levels of TAFE Queensland.
4.10 Outcomes of the annual review will be incorporated into the TAFE Queensland's business planning strategies.
Chief Executive Officer:
4.11 Responsible for:
Chief Human Resources Officer:
4.12 Responsible for:
4.13 Responsible for:
4.14 Responsible for:
4.15 Responsible for:
A person who has responsibility for the activity being performed or the area the activity is occurring in including senior Executive, Executive Directors, and Directors.
A person who makes, or participates in making decisions that affect the whole, or a substantial part, of the organisation's activities. A TAFE Queensland Officer has been defined as members of the TAFE Queensland Board, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operating Officer (COO), Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and the Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU):
A person conducting a business or undertaking alone or with others, whether or not for profit or gain. A PCBU can be a sole trader (e.g. a self-employed person), a partnership, company, unincorporated associated or a government department of public authority (including a municipal council). Specific to TAFE Queensland, a PCBU includes TAFE Queensland operating as a statutory body as well as other PCBUs interacting with or engaged by TAFE Queensland such as, but not limited to independent contractors, manufactures, designers and suppliers.
WHS Management System (WHSMS):
That part of the overall management system which includes organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the WHS policy, and so managing the WHS risks associated with the business of TAFE Queensland.
Work, Health Safety and Wellbeing Statement of Commitment:
A general statement of management's intent and expectation on the importance of WHS for TAFE Queensland.