This page has information for staff who are Work Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSC) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR).

If you're new to safety role or your contact details have changed, complete the safety roles appointment form (staff login required) (PDF, 170.4 KB) and email it to the HSW Division so we can add you to required systems.

To find out more about the roles and responsibilities of WHSCs and HSRs, see staff responsibilities for health, safety and wellness.

Communications and mailing lists

See Health, Safety and Wellness (HSW) communications for safety notices, incident alerts, memos, newsletters and communiqués from the HSW Division.

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Goals and reports


UQ’s occupational health and safety (OHS) goals 2018-2021 (staff login required) (PDF, 331.9 KB) list the measures, accountable staff and targets for goals aligned to each Health, Safety and Wellness strategic priority.

Work Health and Safety Managers and Coordinators must:

  • review your organisational unit’s performance against the goals annually and report to the Health, Safety and Wellness Division
  • submit ongoing update reports to your local OHS Committee
  • distribute results to relevant workers in your organisational unit.

Annual report

The Health, Safety and Wellness Annual Report 2020 (staff login required) (PDF, 1.3 MB) provides a summary of the health, safety and performance of UQ, including measures against performance targets and activity in related areas.

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Policy, procedure and guideline consultation

All staff can provide feedback on policies, procedures and guidelines that are under review. All documents are secure – UQ staff login required. You can find any new consultation documents on the HSW Communications page.

Email your comments directly to the listed contact by the feedback deadline. Include the document name in the subject line.

After consultation, finalised documents are published on the Policies and Procedures Library (PPL). Contact the Health, Safety and Wellness Division if you have a general question about a policy, procedure or guideline development.

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Safety Seminar Series

All UQ OHS Managers and Work Health and Safety Coordinators (WHSCs) are encouraged to attend these seminars to participate in discussions that contribute to the ongoing improvement of the University’s OHS Management System.

Check the Health, Safety and Wellness calendar for seminar dates and details. 

Health, Safety and Wellness Forums also provide opportunities to raise and discuss occupational health and safety issues.

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