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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 health and safety inductions, policies, guidelines and people you can call upon in a range of situations.

Health and Safety Inductions and Training

The health and safety training staff, students, contractors, consultants and visitors are required to complete can depend on their role, work activities and previous experience and training.

All staff, students, contractors, consultants and visitors must complete the relevant Health and Safety Induction to ensure they are made aware of the hazards and risks in the workplace, safe work practices, work health and safety legislation, emergency procedures and how to report a hazard or incident.

Incident Investigation, Corrective and Preventive Action

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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.

Injury Management

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

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.

Communication and Consultation

ECU's Health and Safety Committees facilitate consultation, communication and the implementation of health and safety strategic policy aims and objectives.

Emergency First Response

Know where you can find your local First Aid Box, First Aider and defibrillators on campus. For initial First Aid attention, call Security on 6304 3333.

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.


ECU has a range of resources to help you be more comfortable whilst you are at work and to determine the best way to complete manual tasks.

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.


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.


Riskware provides ECU with a number of modules that support ECU's health and safety management system. These modules include: WHS Risk, Incident and Hazard, Biosafety, Event and Field Trip Management and Audit and Inspection.

Radiation, Biosafety and Hazardous Substances

Additional support

For further advice and support, contact:

Safety and Employment Relations Team: or 6304 2302

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