Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.36
Liaison Laura Minchella
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Sydney
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 2.00 Zoe Morrison
Strategy Advisor
Strategy Office
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Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Yes

Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
Yes

The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
AS/NZS 4801: Occupational health and safety management systems – Specifications with guidance for use

A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:

The University Safety Management System (SMS) has multiple layers including policy, management standards, common processes and procedures, performance standards for specific operational risk, and local processes and procedures implemented by faculties, schools, professional service units (PSU) and other centralised departments to facilitate implementation.

Our SMS is based on AS/NZS 4801: Occupational health and safety management systems – Specifications with guidance for use. It acknowledges that a genuine commitment to safety, quality safety planning, implementation at all levels of the organisation, regular monitoring of performance, and periodic system reviews are all required to ensure a cycle of continuous improvement.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
2,094

Full-time equivalent of employees:
7,361.90

Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
1,763.70

A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :

The University uses a system called RiskWare. As part of the University's Work, Health and Safety requirements, all staff, students, contractors and visitors to our campuses are required to report any incidents of work-related injury or health. The system produces statistics as required. It also tracks the timeliness of reporting the incident, the responsiveness of what action is required to mitigate or reduce the risk of the incident happening again and how long that action took to put in place.


Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
22.95

Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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