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WHS inductions

Under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, we all have responsibilities where workplace health and safety (WHS) is concerned. As part of our duty of care to provide a safe workplace, all employees, contractors, consultants, visitors and work experience students are provided with information about WHS at Southern Cross University (SCU) and their specific WHS responsibilities as part of their initial induction or training. Details are:

Employees

As part of the Corporate induction, employees are informed about:

  • the WHS consultation process at SCU;
  • their WHS responsibilities;
  • safety practices;
  • emergency evacuation procedures and training (where required):
  • gold coast campus emergency evacuation training;
  • wellbeing initiatives; and
  • resources available.

Work Unit specific inductions and orientations, inform new employees about their work unit's specific WHS issues, including understanding the emergency evacuation procedures and identifying their emergency evacuation wardens, health and safety representatives and first aid officers.

Corporate Induction

Contractors

Contractors are required to complete the online SCU Contractor Induction before attending site or commencing any works.

Property Services arrange all contractor inductions, insurances and safety documentation. Requests to engage any contractor must be submitted to Property Services via pscontractor@scu.edu.au. Property Services will then contact the relevant contractor directly on next steps for registration and induction. Copies of public liability insurance and Workers Compensation Certificates of Currency are required as part of this process.

Laboratory site inspections, in addition to the online induction, must be completed before any works can commenced.

For more information, please visit the Property Services Contractors website. 

Visitors, consultants, volunteers and work experience students

Visitors, consultants, volunteers and work experience students are required to complete the SCU Visitor Induction before attending site or any SCU activity.

Requests to support the engagement of any any visitors, consultants, volunteers and work experience students must be submitted to Property Services via pscontractor@scu.edu.au. Property Services will then contact the invidivual directly on next steps for induction.

For more information, please visit the Property Services Visitors website. 

Further information

Workplace Health & Safety Team
HR Services
Lismore Campus
T: +61 2 6620 3651 or +61 2 6626 9143
E: whs@scu.edu.au