Leadership Commitment to a Healthy and Safe Workplace

Public Sector Commission 's Corporate Executive commitment to supporting a healthy and safe work environment.
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We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment; and maintaining the health and safety of our staff, contractors and visitors.

Workplace health and safety goes beyond a legal obligation – it is about making sure our staff, contractors and visitors feel safe and supported when at work and when visiting us.

Workplace health and safety is everybody's responsibility, and practices can only be improved when we work together. Everyone in a workplace should feel confident to report matters and take steps to minimise any risks in that workplace.

In return, the leadership team commits to:

  • having a positive safety culture and strong safety management system that encourage and support us all to apply relevant procedures and processes to protect ourselves and others from harm
  • championing at senior leadership levels healthy and safe workplaces
  • providing and promoting resources, support and training so we can all carry out our work safely and achieve safety outcomes
  • communicating the benefits of a mentally healthy and safe workplace
  • encouraging a culture of hazard awareness with appropriate education and training
  • promoting National Safety Month in October each year
  • holding health and safety discussions at division meetings
  • encouraging open, honest and effective consultation and communication between managers, staff and work health and safety representatives to achieve a common understanding of and resolution to work health and safety matters
  • building a culture of reporting so:
    • risks to health and safety are identified and assessed
    • hazards are eliminated or risks to safety are reduced to as low as reasonably practicable
    • investigations identify root causes and appropriate actions are taken to prevent recurrences
    • a 'no blame' approach is adopted during investigations
    • those who provide services to us adhere to our safety procedures
  • supporting the Work Health and Safety Committee and elected work health and safety representatives so:
    • they have the support and time to complete health and safety related tasks
    • reported health and safety matters are resolved in a timely and practicable way.


1 February 2023

You can read more about the Government's vision for public sector workplace safety and health in the Workplace Safety and Health Communique