The University Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team

Our role is to provide a harmonised approach to health, safety, wellbeing (HSW) and injury management to the University and its staff. This includes:

  • setting the direction and policy for HSW across the University;
  • ensuring a consistent approach to the management of HSW across the University;
  • providing advice and support for our clients on general health and safety matters in specialist areas such as biosafety, chemicals, radiation, rehabilitation and injury management;
  • providing specialist support and advice for regulated areas such as biosafety, biosecurity and radiation;
  • managing early intervention programs and coordinating staff wellbeing initiatives and programs (including employee assistance program and injury management).

BUSHFIRE SAFETY

The bushfire threat is high. We’re proud of our smoke free campuses, however your safety is our number one priority. Smoking in the bush puts everyone in danger. Temporary designated smoking areas have been reinstated at Gold Coast, Mt Gravatt and Nathan campuses for your safety until the bushfire threat is no longer high. Logan and Southbank campuses remain smoke free.

Temporary smoking areas

Wildfires are a major threat to Queensland homes and businesses. The devastation caused by bushfires has been estimated to cost $1.6 billion annually to the Australian taxpayer and can lead to loss of life for both animals and people. At Griffith, we recognise the real threat of an uncontrolled bushfire and need everyone’s help to prevent them.

Safety Alert - Bushfire and smoke Safety Alert - Living and working in hot environments

Emergency procedures

GSafe - Safety management system

Log an incident / injury / hazard / near miss

Complete a risk assessment / audit / lab application

Responsibilities

Everyone in the organisation has responsibilities and accountabilities for the health, safety and wellbeing of themselves and others. Responsibilities and accountabilities for health, safety and wellbeing vary from the Vice Chancellor down to all staff (whether paid or unpaid), students, visitors and contractors.

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing team provides advice, support and assistance to meet these responsibilities. Consultative mechanisms are in place across the University, including, Health and Safety Committees and Local Health and Safety Contacts.

Health and Safety Committee meeting minutes are available.

Guidance, links and resources

Wellbeing

Griffith University is committed to supporting and enhancing the wellbeing of its staff. The Wellbeing Program provides opportunities for employees to improve their wellbeing, and focuses on four key areas; healthy lifestyle, community, minds and places.

Staff yoga

Available at Gold Coast and Nathan campuses for only $5 per session. For times and locations, please contact:

Nicole Graham: n.graham@griffith.edu.au (Nathan and Gold Coast)

Staff counselling program

A confidential wellbeing resource available for all employees and their immediate family members.

Contact us

Common questions