Commitment

This element of the HSMS has three sub elements:

 

WHY: The organisation is required to develop an HS Plan and implement and resource an HS   

         Management System to set HS objectives and key performance targets.

 

WHAT: UNSW has developed a plan that outlines the purpose, priorities and objectives for Health and

           Safety that form the basis for the University’s HS Operational Plans. It also identifies what the

           institution seeks to achieve and why, and provides objectives and key performance targets by

           which our performance will be evaluated, both internally and externally

HOW:

  • Senior Management must incorporate the UNSW HS Plan objectives into their Divisional and Faculty Operational Plans
  • Where applicable, each School or Unit must incorporate the Divisional Faculty HS Operational Plan objectives into their local Operational Plans
  • The UNSW HSMS must be used as the tool for achieving the goals set in the UNSW HS Plan

WHY: The organisation is required to document a policy establishing commitment to Health and Safety

         (HS)

WHAT: The organisation, in consultation with all employees and/or their representatives, shall define

           and document a policy establishing commitment to Health and Safety (HS)

HOW:

  • All Staff must participate in the consultation process during policy development and   review
  • You must display the HS Policy Statement in your work place

WHY: The organisation is required to define HS responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities

          to establish a clear understanding of each person’s HS role in the organisation

WHAT: UNSW has established a Register of Delegations and HS Responsibility, Authority and

           Accountability Procedure to define HS responsibilities, authorities and accountabilities

HOW:

  • The Register of Delegations must be communicated to senior management by the Vice Chancellor
  • Line managers are required to document and inform all staff of their HS responsibilities and accountabilities using the HS Responsibility Procedure
  • Specific HS responsibilities and accountabilities must be documented in staff position descriptions, HS organisational charts or websites