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About RU Safety Health and Environment

SHE Office Organogram 2017-07

At Rhodes University, the SHE Officer reports to the Legal and Risk Services Manager - who reports to the Registrar.

OHS Act‌

Requires the employer to "provide for the health and safety of persons at work and for the health and safety of persons in connection with the use of plant and machinery; the protection of persons other than persons at work against hazards to health and safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work; to establish an advisory council for occupational health and safety; and to provide for matters connected therewith"  

OHS Act doc‌‌ (downloadable MS Word doc)

Responsibilities of Management

An organisation’s health and safety programme can only achieve high standards with the active involvement of senior management.

RU has adopted a model and strategy whereby Senior Management is individually, collectively, and ultimately responsible for identifying risks and being accountable for managing the risks within their areas of responsibility - including safety, health and environmental.

Members of senior management are appointed by the Vice-Chancellor (as per OHS Act section 16) and are responsible for overseeing their areas of responsibility/accountability, and signing health and safety appointment forms. View the list of RU 16 2 Appointees

Managers and HODs are responsible for ensuring that day-to-day health and safety management practices are implemented (as per OHS Action section 8). Find out more: Management

Responsibilities of the SHE Officer

The role of the SHE Officer is to support Rhodes University Management* in its efforts to comply with the OHS Act. Find out more: SHE Officer, email: safety(at)ru.ac.za and RU extension: 7205.

Responsibilities of Staff and Students

All staff and students should familiarise themselves with health and safety on campus, and follow all health and safety rules and procedures.

Popular Health and Safety Links

  • Health and Safety FILE (every department/section at RU should have one!): Download documents to assist in setting up and keeping health and safety records on file - including safety Appointment Forms, checklists, first aid and fire safety info.

All RU Safety, Health and Environment Links

 

Go to the Rhodes University Safety front page. Questions/Suggestions? Contact safety(at)ru.ac.za

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Last Modified :Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:52 SAST