University Health and Safety Policy Committee (UHSPC)

Terms of reference

Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor, the role of the UHSPC is to consider and make recommendations for compliance and improvement on university-wide health and safety matters relating to:

  • the prevention of injuries and illnesses among members of the University community
  • employee consultation regarding health and safety issues and workplace change
  • the management of incidents and emergencies arising in the context of University-endorsed activities
  • the rehabilitation and compensation of injured university employees
  • legislative compliance, auditing programs and monitoring the implementation of actions incorporated in Health and Safety Plans, and
  • the performance of the University in relation to health and safety.

The UHSPC must meet quarterly to comply with statutory requirements and to coincide with the planning and reporting cycle of the University's health and safety management systems. UHSPC recommendations are made to the Vice-Chancellor Senior Team to enable final ratification by the Vice-Chancellor.

The quorum for UHSPC meetings is achieved when half or more of the voting members attend.

Meetings of the UHSPC must be minuted, and the minutes published on the University's website.

Membership

The UHSPC is chaired by a representative of the Vice-Chancellor's Senior Team. It comprises representatives from management and employees from each Portfolio. The UHSPC also seeks input from invited representatives.

Current membership includes:

Adrian Tinetti (Chair)

Didier Leclere (Executive Officer)

Shirley Fraser (Academic management)
Dick Forrester (Academic management)

Carl Trotta (Chief Operating Office management)
Edith Figueira (Chief Operating Office employees)

Adrian Tinetti  (Engagement management)
Shona Adams (Engagement employees)

Carmel Grant (Learning and Quality management)
Charlene Duddridge (Learning and Quality employees)

Sharon Kitt (Research and Innovation management)
Jodie Parkinson (Research and Innovation employees)

Alan Scarlett (Student Support and Services management)
Ray Farnsworth (Student Support and Services employees)

vacant (Higher Ed students)
vacant (TAFE students)

Invited representatives include:

Stephen Young (VIOSH Australia)
Keith Caldwell (A/Director Facilities Services)
Geoff Lord (Western Campuses)

Meeting dates for 2017

Wednesday 22 February
Wednesday 26 April
Wednesday 19 July
Wednesday 18 October

Minutes

View unconfirmed minutes from the last meeting (pdf, 65kb) here.