Statement of Commitment
The Hunter Trade College is committed to the health, safety and welfare of all of its staff, students, contractors, visitors and volunteers in the workplace. Our aim and objective is to achieve zero accidents, injuries or occupational illnesses.
The College requires its activities to comply with relevant WH&S Act 2011 and WHS Regulation 2011, standards, Codes of Practice including notification of incidents, training and provision of resources.
The Board and Executive will provide leadership, allocate resources, provide management planning and communicate WH&S decisions.
Work Health and Safety Program
The College will develop, implement and maintain a WHS program to provide a framework of strategies targeted at meeting the College obligation to provide a safe place of work and study. The WHS Program will include the following components
- Developing and implementing WH&S plans, targets, policies and procedures;
- Establishing appropriate levels of responsibility and accountability for our staff consistent with their position within the College to meet our WH&S policy objective;
- Establishing effective and meaningful WH&S consultation processes;
- Identifying and providing necessary WH&S training;
- Identifying and reporting of hazards that may impact on health and safety of anyone at the College;
- Providing a WHS risk management system that describes the process of identifying, assessing and controlling hazards and minimizing WHS risks.
- Consideration of the health and safety impacts of our business decisions including purchasing and equipment design.
- Providing and maintaining equipment and systems of work for our staff, students, contractors, suppliers, volunteers and visitors to the College.
- The dissemination of WHS information to all stakeholders.
- Proactively managing injuries to provide the best opportunity for a prompt and full return to work.
- Promoting, reviewing and improving WH&S strategies.