Health & Safety Consultation at UNSW
UNSW recognises the valuable contribution employees make to ensuring that the workplace is safe and healthy. The University is committed to the principle of consultation on matters pertaining to health, safety and welfare to capitalise on the knowledge, skills and dedication to health and safety within the UNSW community, and to meet the consultation requirements for employees as specified in sections 13-18 of the NSW Occupational Health and Safety Act 2000.
H&S consultation processes, resources and tools are defined in UNSW OHSMS Element 3 - Consultation
How to Resolve Health & Safety Issues in BABS
Managers and employees must use the established OH&S consultation arrangements when attempting to resolve OH&S problems. The steps to resolution of OH&S problems are outlined below:
Step 1: Problem reported to supervisor or manager by an employee.
Step 2: If not resolved, the employee reports the problem to their OH&S Representative (Dr Helder Marcal) or Chair of the BABS L3 H&S Committee (Dr Diane McDougald; firstname.lastname@example.org) who will have discussions with the relevant supervisor/manager.
Step 3: If not resolved, the H&S Representative or Chairperson of the Level 3 OH&S Committee will refer the issue to either their Level 2 H&S Committee, or to the Level 1 H&S Committee if the issue has university–wide implications.
Step 4: If not resolved, the H&S Representative or Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can invite a WorkCover NSW inspector to attend the workplace to assist in the resolution of the issue.
Advice on H&S problem resolution should be sought from the relevant Faculty or Divisional H&S Coordinator. Managers and employees must work cooperatively to resolve H&S problems, and should notify the Faculty of Science H&S Coordinator, Lance Islip email@example.com prior to requesting assistance from WorkCover NSW.
For further details please consult the UNSW HS337 Consultation Procedure
BABS Level 3 HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE (May 2012)
The BABS Level 3 H&S Committee meets on the first Monday of every month. Should you have any H&S issue(s) that need to be raised at the committee meeting, please advise Helder Marcal. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Helder directly.
BABS L3 H&S Committee minutes and constitution template can be accessed by staff on the BABS shared drive in the H&S minutes folder, or by contacting committee secretary.
A/Prof Vincent Murray
Dr Matt Clemson
Dr Diane McDougald
Dr Jani O’Rourke
Dr Jeff Welch
Dr Tim Williams
|Professional & Technical||
Mr Nedhal Elkaid
Ms Penny Hamilton
Dr Helder Marcal
Dr Elessa Marendy
|Postgraduate Students|| Joshua Swift