Occupational Health and Safety

Whenever an accident, injury, or near-miss occurs in the Performing Arts Centre (PAC), or in any off-campus activity (however minor), a Hazard and Incident report form must be filled out. These forms are now completed online and can be found at the following link:
http://www.monash.edu.au/ohs/reporting/

Any questions or queries regarding this document, please contact PAC Resources/Technical Staff.

Lifting (Ergonomics and Manual Handling)

Never lift heavy items on your own. Some items in the PAC need to be lifted/carried in a special way – so please ask for assistance from Resources/Technical staff. Please also look for signage in rooms that provides guidance for handling particular pieces of equipment. Monash University OHS department offers documentation on correct lifting procedure (PDF)

Monash University Policy Statement 

Monash is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research. It is distinguished by its organisational diversity, extensive range of educational and research programs and centres of excellence covering almost all fields and disciplines.

Our goals are to prevent, or otherwise reduce, the risk of injuries, disease, and ill health that relate to Monash University activities.

The University promotes a proactive health and safety management philosophy based on effective communication and consultation, the systematic identification, assessment and control of hazards, and the encouragement of innovation.

  • The University strives to fully integrate health and safety into all aspects of its activities through a process of continuous improvement. This will be achieved by: implementing and maintaining a framework that promotes the systematic management of health and safety, to ensure compliance with legal and other requirements; and
  • Setting measurable objectives and targets aimed at controlling higher risk activities and increasing awareness of health and safety.

As an educational and research institution, Monash University recognises its responsibility to provide staff and students with positive role models and appropriate health and safety knowledge for application during and beyond their university life.

Purpose

This Policy demonstrates Monash University’s commitment to providing a safe and healthy environment for work and study in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (2004) and with standards AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems – specifications with guidance for use and OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems – Requirements.

Scope

This policy applies to all staff, students, visitors and contractors engaged in Monash University activities in Australia.

Procedures Title

Occupational Health and Safety Procedures

Responsibility for implementation

Monash University Occupational Health & Safety Committee
Monash Occupational Health & Safety
Heads of academic/administrative units
Staff and students with health and safety responsibilities
Health & safety Representatives
Supervisors and managers
Staff
Students
Visitors
Contractors

Policy status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

Monash University Occupational Health & Safety Committee
Monash Occupational Health & Safety
Heads of academic/administrative units
Staff and students with health and safety responsibilities
Health & safety Representatives
Supervisors and managers
Staff
Students
Visitors
Contractors