top of page

Wellbeing and Safety Policy

PURPOSE

This policy outlines Global Leadership Institute (GLI)’s commitment to providing a learning and working environment that promotes wellbeing and safety.


DEFINITIONS

Well-being: at work and study wellbeing is characterised by both physical and mental health, constructive and engaging relationships, work satisfaction and work-life balance.

Safety: the control of recognized hazards to achieve an acceptable level of risk.

Health: a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Staff: members of the academic or professional staff, executive or honorary staff.

Student: a person enrolled at the Institute in a course leading to a postgraduate award or other award.

Institute community: includes students, staff as well as members of the general community who use facilities or are affected by the operations of the Institute.


POLICY

  • The Institute promotes work and learning environments, so far as is reasonably practicable, that are supportive of the wellbeing and safety of students, staff, associates, visitors, and contractors;

  • In support of its strategic direction, the Institute will:

    • Consider wellbeing and safety decisions in decisions and activities that may affect the Institute community;

    • Integrate wellbeing and safety issues into Institute management systems, risk management framework, activities, and strategic objectives;

    • Consult with staff and students on wellbeing and safety matters and maintain representative and consultative processes within existing administrative structures;

    • Maintain risk register and risk management programs that are consistent with Risk Management Policy and ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health and safety hazards are identified and addressed, injuries and incidents are reported and investigated and emergency plans and responses are managed appropriately;

    • Support and promote a safe learning and work environment by facilitating active participation in wellbeing and safety initiatives, enhancing staff and student awareness and knowledge of well being and safety practices, encouraging the use of student support services and staff support and making reasonable adjustments for staff and students experiencing wellbeing and safety issues;

    • Student Support staff with work-related illnesses and injuries to return to work as soon as reasonable using return-to-work planning processes.


SCOPE

All staff, students, visitors and contractors


KEY STAKEHOLDER

All staff, students, visitors and contractors


PROCEDURE


INSTITUTE’S RESPONSIBILITIES

The President will:

  • Effectively implement this policy and exercise due diligence in the well-being and safety of the Institute community;

  • Promote a program that ensures and continues to improve the wellbeing and safety of the Institute community.


Academic and Administrative Staff management will:

  • Manage the operational wellbeing and safety issues affecting areas under their control;

  • Develop and implement annual wellbeing and safety plans;

  • Initiate and/or lead early intervention and prevention programs and actions.


Students and staff have responsibility to take reasonable care for their own safety, and are responsible for maintaining, supporting, and contributing to a strong wellbeing and safety measures including ensuring that they personally follow safe work practices.


All staff will:

  • Ensure that they are familiar with this policy and Procedure and the requirements of Occupational workplace and safety standards;

  • Comply with this policy while completing work-related duties;

  • Take reasonable care with their own wellbeing and safety;

  • Take reasonable care for the wellbeing and safety of persons who may be affected by their actions within their workplace;

  • Support the return to work of staff with work related illnesses or injuries.


The effectiveness of the policy and associated programs will be reviewed through:

  • Feedback from staff and student surveys annually;

  • Reviews by the Risk Management Committee annually of any issues identified in the risk register and risk programs;

  • Feedback to the President, Executive Management Team and associated meetings where students and staff representatives identify wellbeing or safety issues needing to be addressed.


Policy Owner

Chair, Executive Management Team

Approval Date

4 May 2023

Approving Body

Governing Board

Reviewal Date

4 May  2028

Endorsing Body

Executive Management Team

Version

2.0

bottom of page