• Participants

  • Evidence Checklist Sighted?

1. HSW Policy and Commitment

  • Sources of Information: a. HSW Policy Statement b. Secondary Policies c. Mechanism for updating staff on content/policy amendments

  • Performance Criteria 1: HSW Policy The agency has an HSW policy that clearly states the senior management's commitment to the HSW function outlines responsibilities for all parties and is clearly communicated to all staff.

  • Essential Criteria: to be effective, the policy should:

  • Contain a general statement of aims and objectives for improving health and safety that are preventative in nature

  • Express clear commitment to health and safety of staff, visitors and contractors

  • Express clear commitment to improving health and safety performance, legislative compliance, and to the allocation of appropriate resources

  • Express a clear commitment to take a risk management approach to HSW

  • Recognise the key role of consultation between staff and management on HSW issues

  • Be clearly communicated to all staff within the agency on a regular basis

  • Outline responsibilities of all parties including senior management, supervisors and employees

  • Best Practice: a best practice policy should:

  • Be signed and dated by the current Director General?

  • Be dated within the last twelve months or reviewed through quality procedures annually?

  • Specify a systemic approach to planning and implementing HSW?

  • Specify the negotiated and agreed arrangements for continuing consultation about health and safety?

  • Include a review mechanism which recognises the need to regularly scrutinise and review performance?

  • Where applicable, refer to related policies such as injury management, rehabilitation.

  • Rating Criteria for HSW Policy A. There is a written policy that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a written policy that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance and specifies a systemic approach to planning and implementing HSW. C. There is a written policy that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. The policy does NOT specify a systematic approach to planning and implementing HSW. D. There is evidence of a draft policy but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of an organisational health and safety policy.

2. Management Responsibility

  • Sources of Information: a. Role descriptions of appointed HSW personnel b. Process for development of performance agreements c. A demonstrated inclusion of health and safety statements d. HSW Strategic Plan

  • Performance Criteria 2. Performance agreements for Executives and senior managers include statements of responsibility for HSW

  • Essential Criteria - to be effective, agreements should ensure:

  • HSW is set out as a key accountability in performance agreements

  • the key accountability is supported by specific stategies

  • specific HSW activities are included in senior managers performance agreements

  • the HSW activities link to and reflect agency's corporate HSW objectives

  • performance measures are developed to assess senior managers progress with HSW activities

  • Best Practice - to ensure best practice:

  • Progress with HSW activities performance are measured on an annual basis.

  • Outcomes of progress is recorded centrally and reported to the Director General on a regular basis?

  • HSW activities are reviewed, so that they align with HSW corporate objective.

  • Rating Criteria for Management Responsibility: A. Performance Agreements of Executives and senior managers include statements of responsibility to HSW that meet all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. A. Performance Agreements of Executives and senior managers include statements of responsibility to HSW that meet all the essential criteria and are reviewed annually by the DG. C. A. Performance Agreements of Executives and senior managers include statements of responsibility to HSW that meet all the essential criteria but they are NOT reviewed annually by the DG. D. There is evidence of plans to include HSW responsibilities in performance agreements of Executive and senior managers but it has not yet been implemented. E. There is no evidence of HSW responsibilities built into the performance agreements of Executives and senior management.

3. Planning Processes

  • Sources of Information: a.Strategic Plan b.Procedure for Risk Management c.School Annual Operation Plan

  • Performance Criteria 3 - The agency's planning processes include HSW as a key objective supported by defined measurable outcomes

  • Essential Criteria - to be effective, processes should ensure:

  • the agency has a corporate plan that includes HSW as an objective that links to the agency's Key Result Area

  • the corporate plan contains as a minimum

  • clearly defined objectives and measurable targets derived from the risk assessment process

  • performance indicators that will allow the agency to measure in achieving objectives and targets

  • specific actions to be taken to achieve the objectives and targets, within a set timeframe

  • assigned responsibility for the achievement of the objective and targets

  • the business plan contains specific HSW actions to assist in meeting the corporate HSW objective

  • planning for HSW is undertaken in consultation as per agreed consultation arrangements

  • planning considers arrangements for emergency planning

  • Best Practice: In addition, to ensure best practice:

  • planning for HSW is based on the key priorities identified in the risk assessment process and key legislative requirements

  • A specific HSW plan is developed that links to the agency's corporate and business plan, by reference to a corporate objective

  • progress with HSW plan is discussed at executive meetings and outcomes reported to the Director General

  • planning for HSW is reviewed on a regular basis (at least annually) in consultation with management, staff and unions, updated where required, and clearly communicated to management and staff

  • Rating Criteria for Planning Processes: A. The agency's plans meet all the essential and best practice criteria contained in the guidance. B. The agency's plans meet all the essential criteria contained in the guidance. The HSW objective is based on the key priorities identified in the risk assessment process and is reviewed at least annualy. C. The agency's plans meet all the essential criteria contained in the guidance. The HSW objective is NOT based on the key priorities identified in the risk assessment process and/or reviewed at least annually. D. There is evidence of the agency's plans including an HSW objective but it is NOT yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of an HSW objective in the agency's planning processes.

4. Consultation

  • Source Information:
    a. Terms of Reference
    b. HSW Management Plan

  • Performance Criteria 4. Consultation - There is a process in place for effective consultation on HSW issues.

  • Essential Criteria: to be effective, consultation should ensure

  • a negotiated consultative arrangement is in place that is facilitated by:

  • a HSW Committee

  • election of HSW representatives

  • other agreed arrangments

  • senior management are involved and active in the HSW consultation arrangements

  • consultation occurs whenever:

  • planning new facilities or refurbishing existing facilities

  • investigating incidents

  • reviewing risk assessments or implementing controls

  • developing, implementing and evaluating HSW programs, policies, procedures and management systems

  • determining training needs

  • planning changes to work practices, or introducing new ones

  • planning to purchase new or different plant or substances

  • Information about HSW is shared with employees and employees are given the opportunity to participate in decisions affecting HSW and those views are taken into account

  • The consultation process is clearly communicated to all staff.

  • Best Practice: in addition, to ensure best practice:

  • additional forms of consultation are provided, e.g.:

  • Information sessions and focus groups

  • Including HSW on staff meeting agendas

  • Encouragement of staff suggestions and input into consultation process

  • HSW newsletters and/or inclusion of HSW matters in staff newsletters

  • Tool box meetings

  • the consultation process links to the HSW planning process

  • Rating Criteria for Consultation: A. There is a process for consultation of HSW issues that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process for consultation of HSW issues that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. The consultation process links to the HSW planning processs. C. There is a process for consultation of HSW issues that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. The consultation process is NOT linked to the planning process. D. There is evidence of a process for consultation of HSW being developed, but it has not yet been implemented. E. There is no evidence of a consultation process in place for HSW issues.

5. Risk Management - Including Safe Driving Program

  • Source of Information: a. Risk Management Policy b. Procedure for Risk Management c. Risk Management Guide d. Risk Assessment Form e. Electrical Risk Assessment Form f. Hazardous Substances & Dangerous Goods Risk Assessment Form g. Risk Register h. Risk Action Plan - Health and Saftey i. Workplace Health & Safety Management Plan

  • Performance Criteria 5. Risk Management - Including Safe Driving Program - health and safety risks are systematically identified, assessed, eliminated or controlled and recorded on a continuous basis

  • Essential Criteria: to be effective, risk management should ensure:

  • there is a process in place for the identification, assessment and elimination or control of all hazardous activities associated with:

  • work premises, materials and equipment

  • the layout and condition of the workplace

  • work practices, work systems and shift work arrangements

  • the process includes hazards such as the potential for workplace stress and violence

  • Hazard Identification

  • Health and safety risks are systematically identified:

  • prior to procurement of goods and services

  • prior to completion of design work for new and refurbished premises

  • through regular workplace inpsections

  • reviewing hazard/incident data

  • through task analysis

  • Risk Assessment

  • Risk Assessment takes into consideration:

  • frequency of exposure of staff and others

  • potential severity of outcome

  • likelihood of occurence

  • prioritisation of risks

  • need for risk assessment review process e.g.new hazards, change in work process

  • consultation with managers, staff and unions

  • Risk Control

  • agencies plan the management and control of activities, products or services that can pose risks to the health and safety of employees. Risk control strategies consider risk management principles e.g. Elimination, Substitution, etc

  • Best Practice: in addition, to ensure best practice:

  • prioritised risks should be documented in a risk register or action plan

  • prioritised safety improvements should be included in the planning process and aligned to senior managers' performance agreements

  • there should be a mechanism for the early reporting of significant risks to the Regional Director and/or DG

  • there is a mechanism for the ongoing review of the risk management process.

  • Rating Criteria for Risk Management - including Safe Driving Program A. There is a process in place for the identification, assessment and elimination or control of health and safety risks that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process in place for the identification, assessment and elimination or control of health and safety risks that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. A risk register or action plan is developed and it is linked to the agency planning processes. C. There is a process in place for the identification, assessment and elimination or control of health and safety risks that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. A risk register or action plan is developed, but it is NOT linked to the agency planning processes. D. There is evidence of a process for the identification, assessment and elimination or control of health and safety risks but it is NOT yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of a hazard identification risk assessment process in place.

5(a) Safe Driving Program

  • Source of Information: Departmental Safe Driving Fact Sheets - CARRS-Q Driver Safety Resources Staff Induction Workplace Health and Safety Management Plan

  • Performance Criteria 5(a) - This audit criteria was endorsed by the QFleet Driver Safety Sub-Committee on 7 February 2007.

  • Essential Criteria: to be effective, programs should ensure:

  • the safe driving program should be included as an objective in the agency's planning process including:

  • clearly defined objectives and targets

  • specific actions to be taken within a set timeframe

  • performance indicators that will allow the agency to measure progress in achieving objectives and targets

  • the agency must have a safe vehicle use policy/guideline/standard which addresses at least each of the following elements:

  • courteous and safe driving behaviours

  • vehicle induction and familiarisation

  • operating conditions

  • seat belts and other safety features

  • speed

  • journey planning and fatigue manangement

  • rural and remote driving

  • licensing

  • fitness to drive

  • alcohol and other drugs

  • mobile phones and other distractions

  • a strategy for communicating the safe vehicle use policy/guideline/standard to all employees and examining employee understanding of the policy

  • the incorporation of safe vehicle use policy into induction procedures for all staff

  • all vehicle crashes and incidents included in WH&S incident included in WH&S incident recording and reporting processes

  • training and education for officers required to operate four-wheel drive vehicles (or other non-standard vehicles) and/or operate vehicles in off-road conditions or remote locations

  • Best Practice: in addition, to ensure best practice:

  • a needs assessment performed annually

  • the inclusion of a safe driving program in the agency's WH&S management system

  • processes for monitoring the safety of drivers and for providing feedback to employees about their driving safety. An incentive/reward program for safe driving may also be developed.

  • where a position requires an employee to spend a significant amount of working hours driving a vehicle, driving should be included in the position description for the position and in performance appraisal processes

  • education programs for drivers, including a focus on factors influencing driving behaviour and self examination of attitudes and behaviours

  • Rating for Safe Driving Program: A. There is a safe driving program as a key objective supported by defined measurable outcomes that meets all the essential and best practice criteria. B. There is a safe driving program included in the agency's planning process and all of the essential criteria are met. Two or more of the best practice criteria are also met. C. There is a safe driving program included in the agency's planning process and all of the essential criteria are met. D. There is evidence that a safe driving program has been included in the agency's planning process. E. There is no evidence of safe driving program included in the agency's planning process with defined and measurable outcomes.

6. Health Lifestyle Program

  • Source Information: Healthy Lifestyle Program included as an objective in the Business Unit's planning process Established Worksite based committee to coordinate the Healthy Lifestyle Program Marketing and communication plan Needs assessment has been completed Program Plan has been developed Comprehensive evaluation plan has been developed

  • Performance Criteria 6. Health Lifestyle Program - The agency's planning processes include a healthy lifestyle program as a key objective supported by defined measurable outcomes.ifestyle

  • Essential Criteria: to be effective, programs should ensure:

  • the healthy lifestyle program should be included as an objective in the agency's planning process including:

  • clearly defined objectives and measurable targets

  • specific actions to be taken within a set timeframe

  • the healthy lifestyle programs should include:

  • a worksite based committee comprising the functional areas of the workplace including HSW, HR, health promotion, etc

  • an organisational profile which identifies organisational, environmental and individual factors to be undertaken

  • voluntary participation by staff

  • a marketing and communication plan

  • infrastructural planning to ensure appropriate human and material resources have been identified

  • a needs assessment which allows staff to identify health issues of interest to them

  • program planning including multiple strategies at the organisational, environmental and individual leel with defined measurable outcomes

  • a comprehensive evaluation plan including process, impact and outcome measures

  • the healthy lifestyle program is clearly communicated to staff

  • performance indicators that will allow the agency to measure progress in achieving objectives and targets

  • information about health lifestyle is shared with all staff and staff are given the opportunity to participate in decisions about the healthy lifestyle program and those views are taken into account

  • Best Practice: to ensure best practice:

  • the needs assessment should occur on an annual basis

  • the healthy lifestyle program considers the interactive nature of factors affecting health of staff such as job demands, worker characteristics, work culture, work environment and extra-organisational influences

  • parameters for the evaluation of the healthy lifestyle program include cost-benefit and efficiency

  • includes an annual review mechanism, which recognises the need to regularly scrutinise and review performance

  • there is a written policy and program plan for the healthy lifestyle program which is posted in every work area and/or staff noticeboard/agency intranet etc.

  • Rating Criteria for Healthy Lifestyle Program: A. There is a healthy lifestyle program as a key objective supported by defined measurable outcomes that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a healthy lifestyle program that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. The healthy lifestyle program is included as a key objective in the agency’s planning processes. C. There is a healthy lifestyle program that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. The healthy lifestyle program is NOT linked to the agency’s planning processes. D. There is evidence of a planning process including healthy lifestyle program as a key objective but it has not yet been implemented. E. There is no evidence of a planning process including healthy lifestyle program as a key objective supported by defined measurable outcomes.

7. Information, Instruction and Training

  • Source of Information:
    Staff Induction for New Employees
    Workplace Health and Safety Handbook
    Workplace Health and Safety Management Plan
    Skills Stocktake

  • Performance Criteria 7. Information, Instruction and Training - there is a process in place for providing informatio, instruction and training for all staff on HSW issues.

  • Essential Criteria: to meet the essential criteria, a process should be in place to ensure:

  • each new employee receives induction training

  • employees exposed to risks in the workplace are informed of procedures to maintain safety

  • staff responsible for identifying, assessing and controlling workplace hazards are provided with information, instruction and training

  • staff are trained whenever new equipment/plant is purchased or there are changes to the work environment

  • managers and senior managers are provided with specific HSW information, instruction and training

  • HSW practitioners undertake specific professional development training

  • staff with HSW functions such as First Aid Officers, Fire Wardens, Rehabilitation Coordinators, committee members etc. are provided with ongoing specific agency information, instruction and training

  • information, instruction and training is easy to understand, e.g. where English is a second language, consider providing information in the employee's native language

  • information, instruction and training delivered is centrally recorded.

  • Best Practice: to ensure best practice:

  • a needs analysis is carried out to identify information, instruction and training required within the agency

  • the needs analysis is linked to the planning processes

  • information, instruction and training provided is evaluated

  • information, instruction and training needs are reviewed on at least an annual basis.

  • Rating Criteria for Information, Instruction and Training: A. There is a process in place for providing information, instruction and training to all staff on HSW issues that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process in place for providing information, instruction and training to all staff on HSW issues that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. An information, instruction and training needs analysis is undertaken. C. There is a process in place for providing information, instruction and training to all staff on HSW issues that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. An information, instruction and training needs analysis is NOT undertaken. D. There is evidence of a plan for providing information, instruction and training to all staff on HSW issues but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of a process for providing information, instruction and training of staff on HSW issues.

8. Injury Treatment and Management

  • Source of Information:
    Workplace Health and Safety Handbook
    Workplace Occupational Rehabilitation Program,
    Workplace Rehabilitation Policy,
    Workplace Health and Safety and Workcover Procedure,
    Departmental Workplace Rehabilitation Integrated Injury Management Framework,
    Departmental WorkCover Data Reports.

  • Performance Criteria 8. Injury Treatment and Management - There is a process in place for providing information, instruction and training for all staff on HSW issues.

  • Essential Criteria: To satisfy the essential criteria an agency should have a process in place for injury treatment and injury management that includes the following:

  • Injury treatment

  • first-aid facilities (e.g. first aid officers, kits, rooms, trained personnel)

  • arrangements with local Medical centre/GP/Staff health centre for priority treatment (These arrangements must recognise the right of workers to select their own medical practitioner)

  • notification to Rehabilitation Coordinator or other relevant personnel of injury

  • Injury management

  • appointment of Rehabilitation Coordinators in accordance with legislation

  • notification of injuries to WorkCover within required reporting timelines

  • participation in the development of an injury management plan for significant injuries with WorkCover

  • early intervention e.g. early contact with injured worker to establish nature and severity of injury

  • early injury management e.g. contact with treating doctor

  • early and safe return to work e.g. support of return to work plans, modification to work environment/tasks, establishment of suitable duties

  • monitoring of progress e.g. ensuring injured worker's progress is consistent with agreed rehabilitation plan

  • managers of injured workers are actively informed of and involved in injury management.

  • Best Practice: to ensure best practice:

  • establishment of injury treatment and/or injury management policy

  • communication of injury treatment/injury management process to all staff

  • injury treatment and management processes are regularly reviewed

  • the agency provides adequate financial and budget support to the injury treatment and injury management process.

  • Rating Criteria for Injury Treatment and Management: A. There is a process in place for the treatment and management of injuries that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process in place for the treatment and management of injuries that meets all of the essential criteria in the guidance. The process is clearly communicated to all staff and managers. C. There is a process in place for the treatment and management of injuries that meets all of the essential criteria in the guidance. The process is NOT clearly communicated to all staff and managers. D. There is a draft process in place for the effective treatment and management of injuries but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of an effective injury treatment and/or management process in place.

9. Claims Management

  • Source of Information:
    HSW performance report,
    Workplace Rehabilitation Policy,
    Departmental WorkCover Data Reports.

  • Performance Criteria 9. Claims Management - there is a process in place for the timely and effective management of workers compensation claims.

  • Essential Criteria: To meet the essential requirements, the worker's compensation claims management process implemented by the agency should:

  • obtain data, statistics and reports from WorkCover and track the progress of all claims

  • conduct quarterly claims reviews and if required contact WorkCover claims manager’s

  • provide continuous case management of claims to ensure a return to work or the settling of the claim

  • ensure managers and supervisors are actively involved in claims management and advise relevant parties about any information which may impact on the claim.

  • Best Practice: in addition, to facilitate continuous improvement of claims management, the process should:

  • ensure regular reporting and analysis of claims data is undertaken by agency to understand claims trends and identify improvements and opportunities in claims management

  • ensure outcomes of analysis and actions for improvement are reported to the senior manager responsible for claims management and outcomes for improvement are incorporated into the planning processes

  • produce an annual report to Institute Director and/or DG on progress of workers’ compensation claims management.

  • Rating Criteria for Claims Management: A. There is a process in place for the management of workers’ compensation claims that includes all essential and best practice criteria. B. There is a process in place for the management of workers compensation claims that meet all of the essential criteria. Regular reporting and analysis of claims data is undertaken, reported to a senior manager and outcomes incorporated into the planning processes. C. There is a process in place for the management of workers compensation claims that includes all of the essential criteria. Regular reporting and analysis of claims data is NOT undertaken, reported to senior manager and/or outcomes included into the planning process. D. There is evidence of development of a claims management process, however it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of a claims management process in place.

10. Incident recording, investigation analysis and review

  • Source of Information: Departmental Work Injury/Incident Report HSW performance reports, MyHR WHS Incident Report, Health & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes.

  • Performance Criteria 10. Incident recording, investigation analysis and review: there is a process in place to record, investigate, analyse and review all workplace related incidents

  • Essential Criteria: To satisfy the essential criteria an agency should have a process for incident recording, investigation and analysis that includes the following:

  • Incident recording

  • a register of injuries as required under section 134 of the current WHS legislation

  • mechanism for notifying Workplace Health and Safety Queensland in accordance with section 135 of the current WHS legislation

  • Incident investigation

  • an established incident investigation process

  • investigations of incidents that lead to a workers compensation claim or hazard report to determine underlying causes

  • repository for centrally recording results/ corrective actions of incidents

  • mechanism for informing Regional Director and/or DG of all serious incidents

  • Incident Analysis

  • injuries, ill health and other unplanned events are analysed yearly

  • notices issued by Workplace Health and Safety Queensland are reviewed

  • regular management reporting which result in management action

  • results of the analysis are reviewed by Institute Director and/or DG

  • Incident Review

  • incidents reviewed are prioritised and implemented to reduce the incidence and severity of accidents/injuries

  • prioritised actions are incorporated into the planning process

  • risk assessment of activity/process where injury/illness occurred is reviewed.

  • Best Practice: to ensure best practice:

  • one form is used for recording all incidents

  • the incident recording system is automated

  • investigation of all incidents is undertaken

  • senior managers investigate serious incidents

  • recommendations corrective actions following incident investigation are implemented

  • incident information is analysed quarterly

  • analysis of accidents, injuries, incidents and notices are available to all staff.

  • Rating Criteria for Incident Recording, Investigation, Analysis and Review: A. There is a process in place for the recording, investigation, analysis and review of all workplace incidents that meet all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process in place for the recording, investigation, analysis and review of all workplace incidents that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. There is a mechanism in place for checking corrective actions recommended from the incident investigation and analysis are implemented. C. There is a process in place for the recording, investigation, analysis and review of all workplace incidents that meets all of the essential criteria in the guidance. There is NOT a mechanism in place for checking corrective actions recommended from the incident investigation and analysis are implemented. D. There is evidence of the development of an incident reporting and investigation process but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of an incident reporting and investigation process in place.

11. Measuring and evaluating HSW Performance

  • Source of Information: Health & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes, HSW performance reports, Safety Audit Schedules, Workplace Report for Hazard Identification.

  • Performance Criteria 11. Measuring and evaluating HSW Performance: There is a process in place to measure and evaluate the ongoing performance of the HSW management system.

  • Essential Criteria: HSW Performance monitoring should:

  • take place in consultation with key stakeholders, including employees, supervisors, key OH&S specialists and management representatives

  • identify applicable HSW, Injury Management and Workers’ Compensation legislation which applies to the agency's activities

  • assess degree of compliance with legislation

  • determine proactive and reactive performance indicators e.g. outcomes of audit process, injury rates, costs and return to work rates

  • identify successful strategies and current gaps in the HSW management system

  • identify specific areas/issues which require improvement

  • recommend improvements to be made to senior management.

  • Best Practice: to ensure best practice:

  • HSW performance monitoring should be conducted at least annually

  • results of monitoring should be reported to Institute Director and/or DG

  • actions for improvement should be included in agency's planning processes and/or other plans as necessary e.g. Human Resources, IT, procurement and design.

  • Rating Criteria for Measuring and Evaluating HSW Performance: A. There is a process in place for the ongoing monitoring and review of the HSW management system that meets all essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is a process in place for the ongoing monitoring and review of the HSW management system that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. Results are incorporated into the agency's planning processes. C. There is a process for the ongoing monitoring and review of the HSW management system that meets all the essential criteria. Results are NOT incorporated in the agency's planning processes. D. There is evidence of process for the monitoring and review of HSW performance being developed but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of a process developed or being developed for the ongoing monitoring review of the HSW management system.

12. Reviewing HSW Performance

  • Source of Information: Workplace Rehabilitation Policy, Workplace Health and Safety and WorkCover Procedure, HSW performance Report, Health & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes.

  • Performance Criteria 12. Reviewing HSW Performance - Reviews of HSW performance feed into the planning processes of the agency. Establish if review processes are integrated into the management system. Review results are planned and implemented.

  • Essential Criteria: To be effective and ensure currency the review should include consider the outcomes of the measurement and evaluation processes in regards to:

  • implementation of the HSW policy

  • progress with achieving HSW accountabilities in Institute Director and/or DG's performance agreement and activities in senior managers' performance agreements

  • implementation and effectiveness of HSW planning processes

  • implementation and effectiveness of risk, injury and claims management processes

  • arrangements for consultation

  • progress with delivery of information, instruction and training against plan and increase in awareness of employees and management with HSW issues

  • implementation of incident recording, investigation and analysis processes

  • reporting to Regional Director and/or DG

  • corrective actions implemented

  • HSW performance monitoring

  • in addition, outcomes of the review should be incorporated into the agency’s planning process.

  • Best Practice: to be effective, a review of HSW management systems will also consider:

  • changes in legislation

  • changing expectations and requirements of interested parties

  • changes in the products or activities of the organisation

  • changes to the structure of the organisation

  • advances in science and technology

  • market preferences

  • feedback, particularly from employees

  • Rating Criteria for Reviewing HSW Performance. A. There is process in place for reviewing HSW performance that meets all the essential and best practice criteria in the guidance. B. There is process in place for reviewing HSW performance that meets all the essential criteria in the guidance. C. There is process in place for reviewing HSW performance but it does NOT consider changes to the structure of the organisation and/or the services provided by the organisation. D. There is a draft process for reviewing HSW performance but it is not yet implemented. E. There is no evidence of a review of HSW performance within the agency.

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