Observation

In terms of staff health and safety, what is working well within your department?

What would improve staff health and safety in your department?

Do you believe you have had adequate training to perform your role?

WHS Awareness

Who is the WHS Committee representative for your work group? (If unknown, please provide a copy of WHS Committee framework)

Where is WHS information located in your department? [view their WHS noticeboard]

Do you actively participate in discussion around Riskman events, causes of staff injuries, near misses, needlestick / sharp exposure and hazards, at your staff meetings?

What is the procedure for reporting defective equipment? (attach Out of Order tag, remove from use, notify Manager, log with Asset Management Unit or Biomed)

What is the procedure for reporting a workplace injury and when should reporting the injury occur? (report to Manager immediately, enter incident on RiskMan, contact Injury Management Consultant ASAP)

Are you aware of how do you access Material Safety Data Sheets for chemicals or drugs within your department?

Who is the fire warden responsible for this department?

What is the biggest risk to your health and safety in your department?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.