It is the intention of Australian Canoeing to ensure the health, safety and welfare at work* of all the employees’, Officials, Coaches, Judges, Volunteers, Instructors and Guides.
This includes the following;
Australian Canoeing is responsible for the health and safety of people other than paid workers, who may be present at their workplace and or events.
Managers and supervisors are directly responsible for OHS within areas under their control. If they are in a position to influence the conduct of the organisation or those involved, the responsibility is extended to any area where a health and safety hazard exists. Managers and supervisors should urgently bring to the notice of the AC executive any area where:
In these situations, they are not held responsible for the situation under the various state OH and S Acts.
AC requires that you:
- ensure that your actions do not put others at risk
- work safely
- use and maintain machinery and equipment properly
- ensure that your work area is free of hazards.
- notifying your supervisor of actual and potential hazards
You must not deliberately create a risk to the health and safety of your co-workers, such as with a bomb threat or intentional false alarm.
* Note; "at work" includes the activities of AC and its affiliated associations and clubs as well as sanctioned events.
You will also need to comply with the relevant OHS legislation in your state. Please refer to your State Government Website for more information