Management staff are a key part of creating a healthy and safe working environment at the University of Otago. Human Resources and Health & Safety offer courses to support managers in their Health and Safety responsibilities.
Supervisory Skills is a ten session programme designed to provide managers with information on the key tasks, skills and techniques required to be an effective leader. This programme includes a session on manager's Health and Safety responsibilities.
This is a series of workshops designed to foster a supportive working environment within the University. The workshops can be tailored to your team requirements for employee, supervisory and managerial staff as required.
Safety, Respect and Dignity at work
This workshop will help your team develop strategies to promote a culture of respect and dignity at work. The focus will be to foster positive interpersonal relationships within the work community.
Mental health in the workplace
One in five adults in NZ will develop a mental health illness in their lifetime (Mental health Foundation of New Zealand - 2002).
This workshop looks at ways to promote a safe working environment accepting that there may be members of staff experiencing mental health issues during the course of employment.
Coping at work
This workshop will explore personal and organisational stress and distress. Recognition of stressors and discussion on practical solutions will be the focus.
The Health & Safety team offer a range of training courses, including First Aid, Fire Warden training and DHSO training modules and days.