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Communication and Consultation

In keeping with ECU's commitment to maintaining healthy and safe workplaces, committees have been established and elected representatives appointed to oversee and review policy and procedures across the University.

Health and Safety Committees

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

The committee structure consists of two levels:

  1. University Health & Safety Committee;
  2. Local Work Health and Safety Committees

The structure, committee terms of reference, aims, objectives and procedures are outlined in the University Health and Safety Consultative Committees Procedure document.

Elected Health & Safety representatives

All Schools and Service Centres have qualified elected health and safety representatives to assist in the management of safety in their work area.

The ECU Health and Safety Representatives Training Course is run through Training Services Australia (TSA). You may register for our available courses on their website under "Joondalup (ECU)" below:
Health and Safety Representatives Training Course Registration
(5 day full course)

Health and Safety Representatives REFRESHER Course Registration
(1 day dedicated refresher course)

Please also note that TSA Mount Lawley courses are not run through ECU and so you would be charged full price for your attendance for those courses.

For further course information, visit our ECU page here:

http://www.ecu.edu.au/centres/human-resources-service/our-services/occupational-safety-and-health-training/training-for-safety-and-health-representatives

Elected representatives are charged with specific functions set out in s33 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984. To familiarise yourself with these functions download the Information For Newly Elected Safety And Health Representatives document, or visit the WorkSafe Western Australia website.

You can also download a list of all the current ECU Elected Health and Safety Representatives at the bottom of this page.

Due Diligence

The obligation prescribed under s27 of the Work Health and Safety Act of the person conducting the business or undertaking (PCBU) is to demonstrate due diligence, that is, taking so far as is reasonably practicable positive action for the provision of a safe and healthy workplace for all workers.

ECU has a developed guidance material for Officers to assist them in discharging their Due Diligence obligations and has a Due Diligence annual reporting process in place.

Exercising Due Diligence for Officers Guideline

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.

Health and Safety Induction Webpage

Additional support

For further advice and support, contact:

Safety and Employment Relations Team: osh@ecu.edu.au or 6304 2302

The ECU Health and Safety Representatives Training Course is run through Training Services Australia (TSA). You may register for our available courses on their website under "Joondalup (ECU)" below:
Health and Safety Representatives Training Course Registration
Please note that TSA Mt Lawley courses are not run through ECU and so you will be charged full price for your attendance.

List of University Health and Safety Representatives

Information for new Health and Safety Representatives

Complying with Work Health and Safety Consultation Requirements Guideline

University HS Consultative Committee Structure

University Health and Safety Consutative Commitee Procedure


Radiation, Biosafety and Hazardous Substances Committee

ECU has established a committee that provides advice and assistance to the University on applying legislation, policy and guidelines that govern radiation, biosafety and hazardous substances. The Radiation, Biosafety and Hazardous Substances Committee (RBHSC) is inclusive of the Institutional Biosafety Committee requirement. The committee is made up of representatives from Schools and Service Centre's including specialists from a variety of disciplines such as OSH and external persons.

Please follow the below link to the Radiation, Biosafety and Hazardous Substances website for more information about the committee, radiation, biosafety, chemicals including hazardous substances and how they are managed at the University. On this webpage you will also find other information related to these hazardous materials such as, how to make an application to use hazardous materials at the University, standard operating procedures, training and links to useful external and internal websites.

http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/research/for-research-staff/research-support/radiation-biosafety-and-hazardous-substances

University Health and Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

September 2020

June 2020

March 2020

December 2019

September 2019

June 2019

March 2019

December 2019

September 2018

June 2018

March 2018

These documents are stored within HPE Content Manager (ECU's record management system). If you are an ECU staff member and do not have access to HPE Content Manager, you can contact records@ecu.edu.au or 6304 2060 to set up access.

Alternatively, contact OSH@ecu.edu.au or 6304 2302 to obtain the meeting minutes directly.

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