OHSE Policy

Policy Information

Contact Officer

Adele Ephron


The Policy will be reviewed in accordance with the OHS

Management System Review Procedure

File Number



This Policy states the commitment of AustCorp Executive to the health, safety and welfare of all people who work, visit or are contracted through this organisation.


This policy applies to staff, visitors, volunteers, contractors and labour hire employees of AustCorp. It also applies to AustCorp staff and contractors who work and visit client premises.


Consultation: OHS consultation involves the sharing of relevant occupational health and safety (OHS) information between the employer and the employee. Consultation includes giving employees the opportunity to express their views, valuing these views and allowing them to contribute to the resolution of OHS issues.

Hazard: A hazard is a source of potential harm or a situation with the potential to cause harm to people, property or the environment.

Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS): A set of plans, actions and procedures to systematically manage health and safety in the workplace that is actively endorsed by a committed employer.

Risk Assessment: The overall process of estimating the magnitude of risk and deciding whether the risk is acceptable.

Risk Management Program: The Risk Management Program describes the requirements and procedures used to facilitate the early identification of foreseeable hazards, to assess the risk associated with these hazards, and implement appropriate control mechanisms.

Policy Statement

AustCorp is a leading Australian recruitment consulting firm. Health and safety is intrinsic to the way we do business at AustCorp. Our overall aim is “Harm to Zero”, with the expectation that all persons shall come to no harm while in the workplace.

The following values form the basis of achieving our aim of “Harm to Zero”:

  • People are our most valuable asset, and we are all committed to ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone in the workplace.

  • Everyone has a responsibility for safety, their own and others.

  • Injuries can be prevented, and an incident-free working and learning environment is actively pursued.

  • Communication and consultation are central to working together for a safer workplace.

Legal & Policy Framework

AustCorp will comply withThe Work Health & Safety Act 2011 and other relevant legislation and industry standards. AustCorp will also meet its obligations with regards to workers compensation.

It is important to realise that failure to follow safe systems of work, misuse of OHS equipment, bypassing of a risk control measure or interfering with another person’s efforts to work safely, may lead to prosecution under the OHS Act and will be dealt with under the appropriate AustCorp Code of Conduct.


The strategies to implement this policy include:

a) The implementation, maintenance and review of AustCorp’s Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS) across all campuses and workplaces;

b) The implementation and maintenance of AustCorp’s Risk Management Program;

c) ensuring that risk assessments are undertaken for all research, teaching or operational activities, and the responsible person is satisfied that all foreseeable hazards are identified, assessed and controlled;

d) The establishment of measurable objectives and targets to facilitate continual improvement of OHS in the workplace and to reduce work related illness and injury;

e) the provision of appropriate OHS training and the dissemination of health and safety information to all employees, contractors, labour hire employees and visitors to the workplace;

f) Consulting with staff, contractors and stakeholders about decisions that may affect their health and safety;

g) The provision of adequate human and financial resources to ensure effective implementation of the OHSMS;

h) The documentation and communication of OHS responsibilities for all staff;

i) The communication of this policy throughout AustCorp via public display and training

Roles & Responsibilities

The AustCorp management team has ultimate responsibility for providing a safe and healthy working environment for staff,, visitors, contractors and labour hire employees.

The Director will establish OHS strategic objectives and targets in line with the requirements of this Policy and ensure these targets are being met.

Division Unit Managers are responsible for meeting the OHS objectives and targets set by the Vice- Chancellor and President, and reporting regularly on their progress.

Employees are responsible for following the OHS policy and procedures and ensuring that their conduct does not endanger themselves, others or the environment.


This policy will be reviewed in accordance with the 3 yearly review of the OHS Strategic Framework, which sets the direction for the organisation’s OHS objectives.