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Work health, safety and wellness

ECU is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of staff, students, visitors and service providers.

This part of the site covers policies, guidelines and people you can call upon in a range of situations. 

Health and Safety Induction

Staff are required to complete a Health and Safety Induction and an Emergency Evacuation and Training module at commencement of employment as well as every two years to refresh their knowledge. You can register for these inductions on the Staff Kiosk using the links below:

Health and Safety Induction

Emergency Evacuation and Training

Once registered, you will receive an email with a direct link to the training.

Students should be provided wit relevant safety information seperately at the beginning of each semester or as required. A generic student induction power point template is provided in the 'forms and templates' section.

Incident Investigation, Corrective and Preventive Action

ECU have established a system for notification and management of hazards, near misses, incidents, injuries and emergencies. Staff, students, contractors and visitors have a responsiblity to ensure these are reported to their supervisor and to the Safety and Employment Relations team.

Hazard Identification and Risk Management

ECU have a formal process for hazard identification, risk assessment and to manage workplace and safety hazards within the University.

Ergonomics and Manual Handling

ECU has a range of checklists and guides to assist you in maintaining the correct posture whilst you are at your workstation and to help you consider the best way to lift and perform repetitive tasks.

Injury Management

ECU has a process to assist with work and non-work related injuries.

Employee Assistance Program

ECU's free and confidential program for staff and their immediate families aims to address any work-related or personal problems which may affect work performance, safety or health.

Health and Wellness Program

Take part in ECU's 'Live Life Longer' health and wellness program and create healthy habits that lead to a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Catering

By providing healthy catering at University meetings and events you can help to make healthy choices, easy choices, and to contribute to a workplace environment that supports good health and wellbeing. Your actions can make a positive difference to your health and that of your colleague, students and invited guests.

Communication and Consultation

ECU Health and Safety Committees and other people who can help you resolve issues and assist with health and safety in the workplace.  Information on Due Diligence requirements and guidance material are also included.

Emergency First Response

Know where you can find your local First Aider and defibrillators on campus.

For initial First Aid attention, call Security on 6304 3333.


ECU has a Health and Safety reporting process that requires Schools and Services Centres to submit reports against Key Performance Indicators on a regular basis and this section includes information on reporting requirements and templates.

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