To make Queensland workplaces healthier and safer, you must fulfil your duties under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 .
The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 sets out the laws about the health and safety requirements for workplaces and work activities in Queensland.
If there is a Code of Practice about a risk at your workplace, you must either:
If no regulation or code of practice exists about a risk at your workplace, you must choose an appropriate way to manage exposure to the risk, take reasonable precautions and exercise due care. This is usually achieved through a risk management approach.
All staff have duties under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 to:
Departmental procedures and guidelines reflect the requirements of legislation, codes of practice, standards and supporting information.
Procedures and guidelines help departmental sites meet health and safety obligations by highlighting relevant legal requirements and detailing how these can be met in the DETE environment.
The DETE Procedure Register is the location to find all departmental procedures and guidelines. You will notice that most former policies from the Department of Education Manual (DOEM) or the Education Policy and Procedures Register (EPPR) are now called procedures in the DETE Procedure Register.
The DETE Procedure Register is accessible via the OnePortal intranet (Education Queensland schools and departmental work sites only) and publicly through the Department's internet site. These policies and procedures act as current departmental advice and supersede all previous documents.
Health and Safety related procedures are found on the Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing Page .
This page was last reviewed on 24 Sep 2012