Work Health and Safety

North Sydney Council's WHS Policy is designed to prevent injuries happening at work and, in the event of an injury, ensure that the injured employee can return to work as quickly as possible.

 

Prevention

To prevent injuries North Sydney Council introduced an up to date WHS Management System.

Our main aim is to ensure that all work operations, substances, plant and equipment are subject to a risk assessment. This enables us to minimise the risks involved in the work by introducing suitable risk control measures.

As part of the principle of continuous improvement, our WHS performance is monitored regularly and new ideas introduced.

Work Health & Safety - statement of intent (452KB)  


Rehabilitation and Return to Work

To cover the eventuality of an injury or illness occurring while at work, North Sydney Council has a comprehensive Return-to-work Program. A Return-to-work Coordinator facilitates the rehabilitation and return-to-work process between the injured or ill employee, their supervisor, the doctor/health practitioner and Council's insurer.

Successful rehabilitation is a team effort - with the management team and our WHS Specialists working together with our employees to ensure their return to work. A number of comprehensive Job Task analysis have been collated to assist in the safe return of injured workers.

Injury Management - statement of intent (312KB)

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