Monash is a leading Australian university with an international reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research. It is distinguished by its organisational diversity which includes multiple campuses in city, regional and international locations, an extensive range of educational and research programs and centres of excellence covering almost all fields and disciplines. This policy applies to the activities of Monash University and to Monash controlled entities.
Monash University is committed to providing staff, students, contractors and visitors with a healthy and safe environment.
The university strives to fully integrate health and safety into all aspects of its activities through a process of continuous improvement. This will be achieved by:
- Implementing and maintaining a framework that ensures the systematic management of health and safety throughout all campuses, sites and centres and by Monash controlled entities and compliance with legal and other requirements;
- Setting measurable objectives and targets aimed at controlling higher risk activities and increasing awareness of health & safety.
Our principal goal is to improve health and safety and to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses at the university.
The university promotes a proactive health and safety management philosophy based on effective communication and consultation, the systematic identification, assessment and control of hazards and the encouragement of innovation.
As an educational and research institution, Monash recognises its responsibility to provide staff and students with positive role models and appropriate health and safety knowledge for application during and beyond their university life.