Introduction

introThe University of Waikato is obliged to ensure that staff, students and visitors to its campuses are kept safe and healthy. We have particular obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act and we are members of the Accident Compensation Corporation Partnership Scheme which mean that we must ensure that:
  • employees are aware of the hazards which exist in their workplaces and understand and apply the measures introduced to manage those hazards
  • all employees understand the University's health and safety systems, including accident and incident reporting
  • line managers understand their obligations under the Health and Safety Policy, particularly with regard to regular hazard identification and the investigation of accidents and incidents reported by their staff.

This short module is aimed at providing essential information for staff who are unable to attend a central Introductory Session for New Staff, or who require a refresher around University practices.

Please read each page carefully and then complete the simple quiz at the end of the module to verify that you have understood the content and to satisfy University requirements. Click the Next link below to move sequentially through the pages.

Hint: Pay close attention to the questions next to this puzzle piece icon.

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