The University of Otago is a varied and diverse working environment. The Health & Safety Team's role is to develop and maintain Health & Safety systems and provide a safe workplace for you, your fellow workers, students and visitors.
Health & Safety Management
The University of Otago is committed to providing a safe and healthy place of work for staff, students and visitors. The Health and Safety management structure supports and facilitates the development of health and safety policies, defines responsibilities and ensures open communication on health and safety issues.
The Occupational Health Service aims to provide comprehensive support and advice to both managers and individuals on the prevention of work related ill-health, the support of those at work with health problems and the promotion of health and wellbeing.
Risk and Hazard Management
The Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 requires a person conducting a business or undertaking to proactively identify and manage risks and hazards so everyone is safe and healthy in the workplace. There are systematic risk and hazard management processes to identify potential and actual sources of harm. When risks and hazards are recognised, the university is able to put controls in place to prevent harm to workers.
Health and Safety Training
Health & Safety A-Z
The Health and Safety A-Z is designed to be your one-stop-shop for finding Health & Safety information.
Safety Matters video
The Safety Matters video covers key Health & Safety information for workers at the University of Otago.