Ongoing management of outdoor activities and working outdoors
Actions for principals or delegates
To effectively manage risks and incidents arising from outdoor activities and working outdoors as part of an ongoing health, safety and wellbeing management approach, principals or their delegates must do the following.
Principals or their delegates must consult with health and safety representatives (HSRs) or affected staff on outdoor activities and working outdoors risks and controls, in accordance with the , to ensure effective systems are in place, including regular communication forums.
Document, monitor and review
Principals or their delegates must regularly monitor and review the risks and controls associated with outdoor activities and working outdoors by implementing the including activities in the OHS activities calendar (or equivalent), workplace inspections, risk assessments and maintenance of the OHS risk register. These documents must be retained in accordance with the .
Manage hazards and incidents
Actions for all school staff
All staff must support ongoing management of risks and hazards related to outdoor activities and working outdoors through:
- taking reasonable care for their own health and safety when working outdoors
- the reporting of hazards, risks and incidents.
Reviewed 27 September 2023