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Departmental Health & Safety Officers (DHSOs)

The Departmental Health & Safety Officers (DHSOs) are departmental representatives for health and safety issues and form part of the University of Otago Employee Participation System. Their main functions are:

  • To complete hazard identification and maintain the hazard registers for their Department. Any hazard requiring escalation should be reported to their supervisor or HOD.
  • To oversee incident reporting for the department including investigations utilising the health and safety IT system.
  • To complete the staff induction for new staff with respect to health and safety requirements

Study days

The DHSO study day is designed to provide a regular update and professional development for all DHSOs.

2019 DHSO study day details:

  • Date: TBA
  • Time: TBA
  • Cost: Free

Vault system guides and support

How to add a common hazard

Adding incidents via the web portal

How to review a hazard/risk

Updating a Corrective Action with Vault Access

Updating a Corrective Action without Vault access

How to add a Fire Drill

Using the Skills Matrix

Checking Contractor inductions and training

Calling Up a Risk Register report