The success of the University's Health and Safety Management Arrangements (HSMA) depends on commitment from all levels and functions within ANU, especially from senior management. Senior management must enable the effective implementation of the HSMA throughout the whole of ANU.
Planning includes: ensuring all staff, students, contractors and visitors understand their legal obligations, developing and implementing WHS objectives and targets, and developing risk management (safe work) procedures. ANU shall identify all the WHS hazards and risks associated with its business, research and teaching activities and implement appropriate controls.
Implementation and operation
The successful implementation of the University's HSMA involves the appropriate allocation of applicable resources, and commitment from all staff, students, contractors and visitors. HSMA resources and responsibilities are not to be confined to a particular function but be evident across all applicable functions within ANU.
Measurement and evaluation
The monitoring and measurement of the HSMA performance is an essential activity in verifying continued compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements. Factors that can cause personal injury and illness need to be identified, measured, evaluated and appropriate corrective action implemented to eliminate or at least significantly reduce the risks associated for any given activity.
To ensure the HSMA maintains currency with legislative requirements, senior management must regularly review work health and safety. WHS must be a standing agenda item on any senior executive or equivalent meeting to ensure the integrity of the HSMA. Deans and Directors must authorise and take appropriate actions to ensure they meet stated objectives in compliance with legislative, regulatory and HSMA requirements.