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Creating healthier workplaces

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The Director-General and the Executive Management Board are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, our students and everyone else involved with our schools and workplaces.

Creating safe and healthy work environments requires the commitment and active involvement of every person within the department. Safe, healthy and supportive workplaces don't just happen - they are formed when workplace communities work together.

Promoting a safe, healthy and inclusive workplace

The Department of Education's Strategic Plan promotes the need for safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces as a key priority. It addresses the department's health and safety obligations to staff, students and others within our workplaces and supports the safe and effective delivery of educational outcomes.

The department's Health, Safety and Wellbeing Management System (HSWMS) (PDF, 661KB) outlines our approach to addressing this priority. The HSWMS seeks to integrate health, safety and wellbeing processes into our planning and core business activities to help us create a robust and sustainable culture of health, safety and wellbeing.

A supportive and safe environment benefits everyone

Staff who are safe, well and working in supportive environments are able to provide the best possible service.

Regardless of our job and workplace, we all have a role to play in ensuring health, safety and wellbeing issues are considered in all aspects of what we do. The key principles are:

  • Our leaders must set standards and lead by example.
  • All staff must be aware of and comply with relevant safety practices and procedures.
  • Everyone is expected to take responsibility for their own safety and for the safety of others in their workplace.

You can communicate your Health, Safety and Wellbeing contacts using the following posters.

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Last updated 11 October 2018