Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Staying Safe at Work

First Aid

If you require first aid during business hours, contact an ACU staff First Aid Officer directly or your local Concierge Desk.

If you need first aid after hours, contact the ACU National Security Centre on 8888 or 1300 729 452, or activate the SafeZone App.

You can also access a list of local First Aid Officers on your campus, and refer to the First Aid Policy and procedures.

Reporting Incidents and Injuries

How to report an incident, injury or hazard via ACU's online reporting portal: riskware.

WHS Risk Management

Staff, students and contractors at ACU play an active role in identifying hazards and managing risks, both big and small, within working and learning spaces.  Many smaller issues may be easily resolved. However whenever hazards and risks cannot be easily identified and solutions are not immediately obvious, staff members and student organisations are encouraged to use one of the ACU’s risk assessment forms or the Chemwatch Risk Management Module.

Critical Incident Management Policy

A critical incident is a major incident or series of events that have the potential to severely damage ACU’s people, operations, environment, its long-term prospects and/or its reputation. It requires a significant response and on-going management. This Policy encompasses the management of critical incidents from a human, hazard identification, and risk management perspective. It details the arrangements that apply to critical incident management in the context of the University’s Risk Management Framework.

Chemical Management

If your organisational area holds a stock of chemical substances, you are required to maintain chemical registers on the online Chemwatch database.  You can obtain login details for Chemwatch here.

WHS Video Library

SafetyHub is an online library containing videos on health, safety and risk management skills for the workplace.

Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults: Policy and Procedures

The Policy and Procedures explain how ACU will meet its commitments to protect children and vulnerable adults. It complies with Australian statutory requirements and, above and beyond this, seeks to establish best practice in relation to arrangements for protecting children and vulnerable adults

Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policies

View a list of policies covering staff safety and wellbeing, along with responding to emergencies and how to report Work Health and Safety incidents at ACU.

Looking After Your Wellbeing

Resources to help ensure your health and wellbeing:

Employee Assistance Program

A confidential counselling service available to staff.

R U OK? resources

Resources to help you ask someone R U OK? and offer support if you see someone may be having a hard time.

RealTime Health

An online database providing staff with access to reliable health information.

Bupa Corporate Health Plan

Find out about staff discounts available to you through Bupa.

Work/Life Balance

ACU offers a number of flexible working options because we understand how important it is for you to be able to balance your roles and responsibilities at work, at home and in the community.

Smoke-Free ACU

ACU values the health and wellbeing of its staff and students and is committed to providing a smoke-free work and study environment. As a recognised leader in the provision of major programs in the fields of health and education, this move ensures the university is matching its best practice education with best practice policy.