Workplace Health and Safety

The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to providing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all staff, students, visitors, volunteers and contractors.

WHS Policy

The Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy provides the framework for health and safety across the University.

Policy: Work Health and Safety

Health and Safety Committees

Each of the three Campuses has a Health and Safety Committee, which provides a consultative mechanism in relation to all work health and safety matters.

The Health and Safety Committees are advisory in nature, established to provide health and safety advice to the respective Head of Campus and National WHS Manager and assist with the implementation of national work health and safety systems, thereby supporting and strengthening the safety and health of staff, students, visitors, volunteers and contractors.

The Health and Safety Committees meet quarterly to discuss University wide and campus based matters. Should you wish to contact the Committee or raise an item for discussion, please contact the Committee’s Executive Officer on your relevant campus (see below).

  • Fremantle OHS Committee

    2020 Meeting Dates

    1st Quarter Wednesday, 5 February 2020
    2nd Quarter Wednesday, 20 May 2020
    3rd Quarter Wednesday, 26 August 2020
    4th Quarter Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    Contact the Fremantle OSH Committee Executive Officer at

  • Broome OHS Committee

    2020 Meeting Dates

    1st Quarter Friday, 28 February 2020
    2nd Quarter Friday, 29 May 2020
    3rd Quarter 28 August 2020
    4th Quarter 27 November 2020

    Contact the Broome OSH Committee Executive Officer at

  • Sydney OHS Committee

    2020 Meeting Dates

    1st Quarter Thursday 20 February 2020
    2nd Quarter Thursday, 7 May 2020
    3rd Quarter Tuesday, 18 August 2020
    4th Quarter Tuesday, 17 November 2020

    Contact the Sydney WHS Committee Executive Officer at

Health and Safety Representatives

Each campus has Health and Safety Representatives. The role of the Health and Safety Representative is to:

  • assist in identifying and resolving health and safety matters on campus;
  • investigate incidents;
  • conduct regular workplace inspections;
  • refer health and safety matters to the relevant Health and Safety Committee;
  • liaise with staff regarding health and safety matters; and
  • keep informed of health and safety information provided by the University.

A list of Health and Safety Representatives for your campus can be obtained via Blackboard.

Reporting an Injury, Incident, Hazard or Near Miss

Staff and students are responsible for reporting injuries, incidents, hazards and near misses that occur on Campus, in accordance with the University’s Work Health & Safety Policy.

Please use the Incident Report Form to report any injuries, incidents hazards and near misses that occur on campus. Information on how to submit the form are provided on the form.

Health and Safety On-Campus Training

The University is committed to providing all staff and students with training and guidance on safety and health.

If you would like further information on these sessions, or to find out when they will be held, please contact your campus Executive Officer.

Ergonomic Self Assessment

First Aid

Information relating to First Aid can be found on our  First Aid webpage.


Information relating to security on your campus can be found Campus Security webpage.