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Health & Safety and Ethics Compliance Committee

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Terms of Reference

  • To review and recommend to the University Council on all matters relating to health and safety and ethical approvals, including related statutory compliance;
  • To ensure that the University Council is regularly provided information in order that its members:
    • (a)  are kept up-to-date with knowledge of work health and safety matters;
    • (b)  maintain an understanding of the operations of the University, and generally of the hazards and risks associated with those operations;
    • (c)  can be satisfied the University has in place, and is using, appropriate resources and processes:
      • (i) to eliminate or minimise health and safety risks; and
      • (ii) for complying with its other Health and Safety duties and obligations
    • (d) can be satisfied that the University has appropriate processes in place for receiving and considering information regarding incidents, hazards, and risks and for responding  in a timely way to that information; and
    • (e) can verify the provision and use of the resources and processes referred to in paragraphs (c) and (d)


Meeting dates for 2020

  • One lay member of the University Council (Convener)
  • Two further members of the University Council
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Health Sciences
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Sciences
  • Chief Operating Officer

Convenor appointed by Council

In attendance

  • Director of Property Services;
  • Head, Health and Safety Compliance
  • Registrar & Secretary to the Council (Secretary)

The following will attend when presenting reports:

  • Chair, Human Ethics Committee
  • Chair, Animal Ethics Committee, Dunedin
  • Chair, Institutional Biological Safety Committee
  • Chair, Hazardous Substances and Radiation Committee

Committee to meet bi-monthly and to receive reports from the following sub-committees.