Health: both physical and psychological health.
Hazard: a situation that has the potential to cause injury or illness, harm to health and/or danger to property or the environment.
Mental Health: state of wellbeing in which every person realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work and/or study productively, and can contribute to the surrounding community.
Workplace: any location where LI activities of staff and students occur and includes field locations, overseas travel locations, work placements, and all external spaces.
LI Community: all staff, contractors, students, and visitors to LI premises.
To ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of the LI community, LI is responsible for providing:
- safe work and study equipment, services and facilities;
- delivery sites close to public transport and monitored by CCTV;
- onsite class are delivered weekdays between 8am to 8pm only.
- information, instruction, training, and supervision to the LI community regarding their health, safety, and wellbeing;
- support services and information networks that promote positive mental health across the LI community;
- systems that ensure the identification and control of workplace hazards;
- adequate and ongoing resources to ensure services, facilities, and equipment comply with legal requirements and take into consideration the health, safety, and wellbeing of the LI community;
- students studying online are made aware of health, safety, and wellbeing guidelines and are encouraged to adhere to them;
- encouragement for staff and students to adopt healthy lifestyle choices;
- support for those whose health and/or mental health has been affected by the study and/or work environment;
- regular monitoring, reviewing, and improving of systems and resources that support health, safety, and wellbeing;
- providing on site a qualified First Aid Officer and equipment for the urgent treatment of any illnesses and injuries;
- emergency procedures and drills;
- provision of work health reporting and recording of incidents, accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
Staff, students, contractors, and visitors are responsible for:
- adhering to all LI’s policies and procedures;
- reporting all accidents, hazards, or incidents to the Administration Manager;
- complying with lawful instructions;
- behaving in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the Code of Conduct Policy;
- taking all practicable steps to always ensure their own safety.
Smoking, vaping, drinking alcohol, or using illicit drugs are strictly forbidden on LI premises. If breached, disciplinary action may be taken.
LI ensures the following preventative measures are in place:
- LI premises have fire protection measures including fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinkler system, fire extinguishers, and building construction and floor plans to assist with evacuation;
- all staff and students participate in fire drills;
- regular inspection of fire extinguishers and smoke detectors;
- emergency electrician’s contact details are available from reception;
- any water leakage is reported to reception;
- buildings are alarmed outside operating hours;
- offices and facilities are kept locked outside operating hours;
- all confidential information is physically or electronically secure;
- emergency contact details are posted in staff and student areas.
- all LI premises are alarmed outside operating hours and fitted with CCTV;
- regular staff training is undertaken regarding safety and security;
- emergency contact detail for security staff and emergency services are posted in staff and student areas.
- system back up;
- scanning of vital hardcopy documents;
- offsite document storage;
- system security including: firewalls, password protection;
- lockable storage areas and filing cabinets;
- use of quality.
All staff, students, contractors, and visitors are responsible for reporting workplace illnesses and injuries to their supervisor within 48 hours. LI ensures the following on all delivery sites:
- adherence to legislative requirements;
- accessible and appropriate first aid equipment;
- trained first aid personnel, information, and resources;
- emergency procedures and equipment for high risk activities;
- regular monitoring, review, and improvement of first aid compliance and incident reporting.
The First Aid Officer is responsible for:
- keeping an inventory of each first aid kit and restocking every six months, as well as restocking any items used;
- ensuring staff and student orientation, induction, and handbooks include the location of first aid equipment;
- ensuring emergency floor plans include the location of the first aid kits and procedure for administering first aid;
- ensuring that secondary first aid officers are available if required.
Persons in charge of field trips or internships are responsible for:
- conducting a risk assessment to ensure appropriate first aid equipment is provided;
- determining the need for and level of training for first aid personnel;
- ensuring the First Aid Incident Report Form is completed if required.
LI is committed to ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of LI’s online environment by informing students and staff during orientation and induction activities, on MoodleTM, and through other communications that they should:
- never share their passwords with anyone;
- carefully consider the type and amount of personal information they share online;
- exercise caution when meeting anyone face-to-face whom they only know online. This includes meeting in public places or accompanied by someone else they know is recommended;
- minimise the risk of inappropriate contact using LI email addresses, report unauthorised communication, and block unknown email addresses;
- understand that LI has a no tolerance stance against image-based abuse, cyberbullying, harassment, or other types of inappropriate behaviour online;
- not to respond to cyber bullies;
- never try to seek revenge on a cyber bully;
- report any incidents of cyber bullying through the Student Grievance and Appeals Policy processes;
- keep a record of cyber bullying incidents and provide this evidence with the incident report.
LI is responsible for:
- encourages those in the LI community to be familiar with the Australian governments eSafety website which has reliable information and guidance about how to stay safe online;
- utilising safe, private, and secure software, online products, and collaboration tools;
- conducting risk assessments prior to using any platform or technology;
- adhering to the Grievances and Appeals Policy and Staff Grievance Policy regarding reports of inappropriate online behaviour.
WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY
Work health and safety procedures at LI include five steps:
- Identify: Observe what hazard could cause harm or endanger safety;
- Assess: Determine the risk level of the harm and the likelihood of occurrence;
- Control: Implement effective and practical risk control measures;
- Review: Ensure control measures are working as planned;
- Record: Document and store all management processes, including monitoring and improvement.
In the event of illness or injury, the First Aid Officer or delegated officer will:
- locate the first aid equipment and provide first aid, as required;
- arrange prompt and appropriate referral to external medical professionals or emergency services (e.g. ambulance) where the needs assessment exceeds the first aid officer’s training, or in the event of loss of consciousness;
- liaise as appropriate with external emergency services and provide information regarding the situation, assessed needs, and first aid administered;
- if appropriate, accompany the ill/injured person to a hospital or medical centre until treatment is completed;
- complete the Incident Report Form and submit to the Administration Manager.