New Zealand Health and Safety Legislation requires employers to inform and train all employees about the hazards in their place of work and how to control these hazards.
Training and orientation will largely be carried out within departments by experienced staff. The University Health and Safety team recognise specific issues and hazards that have been shown to cause injuries, based on accident reporting data. These training sessions are designed to improve awareness and prevention methods to reduce the incidents of these injuries.
It is important to ensure that all staff including those that work part-time, casual or are employed on a fixed-term agreement have the opportunity to attend Health & Safety training courses. This assists departments and the University to meet the legal responsibilities.
If the times of training are unsuitable for you and/or your department, or you have a specific hazard or issue for a training session, we may be able to tailor a session for you.