The Red Zone Report was released on the 28th February 2018. It investigated sexual violence and hazing in Australian university residential colleges.
It is likely that this report may have raised some concerns for parents and potential students wishing to attend these universities in the future. The welfare and wellbeing of students and employees should be at the forefront of all school communities, councils or board presidents thinking.
Universities and schools are facing increasing expectations and pressures, which need to be addressed in a timely manner to eliminate and reduce risks so far as reasonably practicable. Managing health and safety must be an integral part of school planning, as there are legal obligations placed on employers toward students, employees and other visitors.
In addition, universities and schools are expected to meet community expectations, where leaders will ensure that personnel entering the premises will leave in the same manner and/or condition they arrived in. In addition, a health and safety duty will still apply even if the risk arises away from the university or school, such as on excursions or camps.
HAZCON can assist you with implementing health and safety processes and provide the supporting training. The two day OHS course for managers and supervisors has been delivered to both university and school staff alike.
Please see link for further information - https://www.hazcon.com.au/ohs-training-for-managers---supervisors.html