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Legal Aid Queensland and its senior management are committed to ensuring the health and safety of the work environment for its staff, clients, private providers, contractors and visitors and providing a work environment that is free from workplace aggression and violence. Legal Aid Queensland regards safety and security as a collective and individual responsibility of employees and other persons at the workplace.
The obligations, roles and responsibilities of the employer, employees and other persons at the workplace are:
Legal Aid Queensland has an obligation to ensure the workplace health and safety of staff, private providers, contractors, clients and visitors to Legal Aid offices and relevant workplace areas. The employers responsibilities are:
Managers will be held accountable for their areas of control to ensure:
Employees are required to take care to protect their own health and safety and to avoid adversely affecting the health and safety of any other person. Employees responsibilities are:
Clients, private providers, contractors and visitors to Legal Aid Queensland are required to:
Legal Aid Queensland have also appointed a Workplace Health and Safety officer and nominated Workplace Health and Safety representatives to undertake responsibilities in accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act 1995.
A Workplace Health and Safety Committee has been established to address health and safety issues throughout the organisation. The committee consists of representatives from all areas of the organisation and meets monthly.
Last updated 4 December 2015