South Western Sydney Clinical School

Consultation

South Western Sydney Clinical School has an active H&S committee which meets four times a year. Committee members are listed below.

Committee members represent their workgroup in health and safety matters. All members attend the UNSW 2-day Health and Safety Consultation Training. Committee members carry out annual workplace inspections. For full terms and conditions refer to the committee constitution in Related Documents.

There are three levels of H&S committees. Issues raised at the SWSCL H&S committee may be escalated to the Medicine Faculty Executive Meeting (where H&S matters are discussed) which may in turn escalate to the University H&S committee. Equally, matters discussed at the University H&S Committee are cascaded to the Faculty and School/Unit committees.

How to resolve H&S issues

Step 1:Talk to your supervisor or manager.

Step 2: If not resolved, report the problem to an H&S Representative or H&S Officer who will have discussions with the relevant supervisor/manager or raise the issue at the H&S Committee.

Step 3: If not resolved, the Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can refer the issue to either the Medicine Level 2 H&S Committee or to the Level 1 H&S Committee if the issue has university–wide impact.

Step 4: If not resolved, the H&S Representative or Chairperson of the Level 3 H&S Committee can invite a WorkCover NSW inspector to attend the workplace to assist in the resolution of the issue.

Advice on H&S problem resolution should be sought from the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator. Managers and employees must work cooperatively to resolve H&S problems, and should notify the Medicine Faculty H&S Coordinator (Blathnaid Farrell; b.farrell@unsw.edu.au) prior to requesting assistance from WorkCover NSW.

Consultation

SWSCS H&S Committee Members

Prof Jeremy Wilson (Head of School)
Craig Smith (Chief of Staff)
Vincent D’cruz (WHS Coordinator)
Lorinda Carter (WHS Secretary)
Blathnaid Farrell (H&S Coordinator, Medicine Faculty)
Eva Fiala Beer (H&S representative from Ingham Institute)
Akansha Gupta (H&S Manager Liverpool Hospital)

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