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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY 1.

RATIONALE Camberwell Grammar School (“the School”) recognises that the health and safety of people is integral to achieving a high standard in education and work performance. The School is committed to maintaining and improving occupational health and safety (OHS), as is reasonably practicable, to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.

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BODY OF POLICY 2.1.

Policy Statement The School is committed to:

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reducing OHS risks within the School;

consulting and co-operating with employees on health, safety and wellbeing issues directly as well as through the OHS Committee and the Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) on OHS issues affecting them;

achieving continuous improvement by monitoring and reviewing measurable targets and objectives, and improvement of health and safety management systems and initiatives;

complying with all relevant health and safety legislation; and

allocating adequate resources to maintain a healthy, safe and supportive workplace.

Application This policy applies to Camberwell Grammar School students, staff, visitors, volunteers and contractors of the School.

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Implementation The School will meet its commitment to health and safety by:

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keeping and maintaining an OHS Manual that provides guidance on OHS matters and promotes consistent application of OHS procedures, practices and other relevant policies in accordance with statutory requirements and accepted health and safety standards;

convening a formal OHS Working Group that meets and communicates regularly to monitor, review and improve the management of health, safety and wellbeing;

providing appropriate information and training for HSRs and other staff to enable them to perform their OHS roles and responsibilities;

holding all levels of management accountable for the health and safety of employees under their management;

consulting with staff in relation to OHS issues and changes that affect their workplace including;

seeking specialist advice, where health and safety issues cannot be resolved through the School’s OHS issue resolution procedure;

reporting, recording and investigating accidents and incidents and acting to prevent re-occurrence; and

reducing OHS risks through a documented process of hazard identification, assessment, implementation and review of controls.

Requirements Students, staff, visitors, volunteers and contractors are required to: •

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report hazards and incidents to School management;

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participate in training as required;

consult and cooperate with the School on safety related matters; and

follow safety instructions and observe the wearing of personal protective equipment as required.

RELATED DOCUMENTS OHS Manual

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RELEVANT LEGISLATION Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic) Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (Vic) Accident Compensation Act 1985 (Vic) Workplace Injury Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2013 (Vic)

Approver Authoriser

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Staff Executive Committee Council

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