Health & Safety and Environmental Responsibilities of Others in the Workplace
Others in the workplace include students, visitors, members of the public, occupants of University of Melbourne controlled workplaces, clients and customers.
Others in the workplace shall be responsible for:
- the reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct;
- cooperating with others in relation to actions taken by the University to comply with Occupational Health and Safety legislation;
- not wilfully placing at risk the health or safety of any personnel;
- not wilfully or recklessly interfering or misusing anything provided in the interest of health and safety or welfare of any personnel;
- undertaking tasks in accordance with relevant standard operating procedures or work instructions;
- wearing correct personal protective equipment specified in standard operating procedures or working instructions;
- seeking supervision and guidance from the relevant supervisor for all new or modified work procedures;
- using University and divisional procedures to report hazards and incidents;
- where required, participating in health and safety information, training and induction procedures;
- following University and divisional procedures for emergencies;
- implementation of relevant specific responsibilities described in the University’s health and safety policies and procedures.
Authority to Act
Others in the workplace have the authority to act to:
- commence an emergency response in accordance with emergency procedures;
- report workplace hazards and incidents to the local manager or supervisor;
- raise health and safety issues in accordance with the Issue Resolution Procedure;
- after consultation with the local manager or supervisor, cease a task and seek alternate duties where the nature and degree of the health and safety risk results in an immediate and serious threat to the health and safety of that person.