About the SCSE Safety Committee
The Workplace Safety and Health Act (WSHA) came into force on 1 March 2006. The Act requires stakeholders to take reasonably practicable measures to ensure the safety and health of all employees. It focuses on effective management of workplace safety and health to achieve desired safety outcomes.
In compliance with WSHA, the SCSE Safety Committee was formed in June 2006. The primary role of the Safety Committee is to proactively manage workplace safety and health and to cultivate good safety habits. The vision of the Safety Committee is encapsulated in its terms of reference stated here.
Terms of Reference of the Safety Committee
- Foster and promote safety through the designing of safety measures, procedures and systems
- Coordinate and organize promotional activities on general safety awareness and education
- Assist to identify hazards, recommend preventive measures and to conduct reviews on existing safety and emergency procedures
- Assist Office of Health and Safety (OHS) for related safety matters and responsible for emergency response management for the School
Towards fulfilling its terms of reference, the Safety Committee will take all reasonably practicable steps to ensure that:
- Risks to safety and health throughout its undertakings are properly assessed
- Safe systems of work in place
- A safe and healthy place of work
- Staff and students alike are given adequate supervision, information, instruction and training in order to carry out their work and studies safely
Likewise, stepping up these efforts, staff and students have this responsibility to take reasonable care for their own safety and that of visitors who may be affected by their acts or omissions. Staff and student co-operation and commitment are essential to ensuring successful implementation of the safety and health systems, controls and procedures.