Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Unit Head and document author and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Workplace Health and Safety Policy

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Status Current Indicates if this version of the document is in effect (Current), yet to come into effect (Future), or expired (Historic).
Effective Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document came into effect.
Review Date 17th March 2025 The next review of this document is scheduled to commence on this date.
Approval Authority University Council The noted authority approved this is version of the document.
Approval Date 13th December 2023 This is the date on which this version of the document was approved by the authorised authority.
Expiry Date Not Applicable This is the date on which this version expires. It may still apply, conditionally, after this date.
Responsible Officer Darren Smith
Senior Manager, Wellbeing, Health and Safety
The position responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of a policy document and its review.
Responsible Executive Adam Malouf
Chief Operating Officer and Vice-President Operations
The position with overarching responsibility for ensuring implementation of, and compliance with, the policy document.
Enquiries Contact People and Culture Division
+61 2 4221 5902
General enquiries should be directed to the officer/area listed.

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first document to be published in the University's new Policy Library. It is basically equivalent to the document that was approved and effect at the time the migration occurred, except for the numbering system and references, which have been updated to align with the new formatting and current requirements.

Version Control and Change History

Date Effective - Approved By - Amendment

1 - 21 July 1999 - Administrative Committee - First Version.

2 - 4 June 2003 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor changes to adjust policy to bring it in line with legislative changes.

3 - 11 October 2005 - Vice-Chancellor - Minor policy changes following review by WHS Committee.

4 - 27 May 2008 - Administrative Committee - Formatting and minor changes.

5 - 6 May 2009 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Migrated to UOW Policy Template as per Policy Directory Refresh.

6 - 20 August 2010 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Review date changed from May 2011 to May 2012.

7 - 26 August 2010 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Updated to reflect divisional name change from Personnel Services to Human Resources Division.

8 - 10 January 2012 - Vice-Principal (Administration) - Policy reviewed in accordance with Work Health and Safety Act 2011 NSW.

9 - 17 August 2012 - University Council - Scheduled review, inclusion of University Council responsibilities, inclusion of definitions for new terms workers and visitors.

10 - 7 November 2017 - Vice-Chancellor - Scheduled review, updates to positions and entities including title of policy to reflect current nomenclature and an addition of the definition for ‘Work Health and Safety’.

11 - 17 March 2020 - Vice-Chancellor - Purpose of policy amended to include that UOW is committed to providing a physically and mentally safe and healthy workplace. Policy Principles updated to include statements regarding ‘mental health’.