Planning and allocating workplace safety inspections
During the planning stage, the principal and/or their delegate must review and amend the department’s pre-populated workplace inspection checklists. These are:
Some checklists, or sections of checklists, may not be relevant to all schools. If not relevant, the requirements to be inspected may be removed.
This review process must be done in consultation with relevant school staff and health and safety representatives (HSRs).
When planning for these formal inspections, the principal and/or their delegate must involve the HSR and school staff who are familiar with the area being inspected. For areas that have specialised plant, equipment or require technical knowledge, inspections may be assigned to specialist staff, for example, a woodwork teacher when inspecting the woodwork room.
Reviewed 22 November 2022