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Health, Safety and Environment System
The implementation of a Health Safety Environment management system, a priority for OT&V
OT&V will soon introduce a Health Safety and Environment (HSE) management system which will be shared by Victorian Emergency Management Training Centres (VEMTC) across Victoria.
The management system introduction will be the first initiative in OT&V’s program to implement HSE standards AS/NZS 4801 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) and ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) in CFA-operated training campuses. The aim is to develop a structured, more robust approach to managing health safety and environment issues across campuses.
This development follows a CFA Board decision to introduce HSE standards in our training campuses, in response to Professor Joy’s report on Fiskville - Understanding the Past to Inform the Future.
A priority initiative
“Starting now, the implementation of an HSE management system is a priority initiative for OT&V and CFA more broadly. We all have a responsibility for effective HSE management and to proactively support the implementation of necessary change”, Executive Director OT&V Lex de Man said.
Earlier in February, OT&V held a workshop in Boronia exploring why CFA is implementing these standards. The workshop involved campus management and people who pro-actively work on maintaining safety across OT&V. It looked at HSE governance arrangements, a structure within OT&V to manage safety, roles and responsibilities and the decision-making that supports the implementation of the standards.
A new way of working
Implementation of HSE standards AS/NZS 4801 and ISO 14001 will generate a new way of working in our training campuses. It will give them greater access to HSE tools that support a risk management approach to the development of controls and procedures to prevent incidents. The standards will demonstrate that CFA-operated campuses are striving towards the highest standards associated with training facilities Australia-wide.
A major aspect of the Health Safety Environment implementation program is to engage and consult with training campuses management, review and endorse procedures, risk assessment and work instructions.