At St Monica’s, as in all schools and workplaces we follow specific processes to keep our school safe for all students, staff, community and visitors.
Our WHS committee this year includes all staff members. We are all responsible for monitoring and reporting any issues that may impede the safety of the members and visitors to our community. WHS is addressed every week at our Briefing meeting on Tuesday mornings. Items that need attention are recorded in our minutes and reported for attention and maintenance. Issues that need attention are recorded and addressed immediately by the appropriate staff member or contractor.
Yesterday we were involved in an external WHS audit which was an excellent opportunity to take a closer look at what we have in place in regard to WHS and any areas that could be improved. The external auditor onsite was from Minerva Consulting Group. Their experienced professionals are qualified in health, safety, scientific, engineering and educational disciplines and have been working in safety for many years; they are qualified, certified, highly trained and sought after for their expertise and knowledge.
Following yesterday’s audit, we will receive a WHS Action Plan in the coming weeks which will address our first , second and third priorities. We will then work together and with CEDP personnel to attend to any items. This will ensure that all members of our community and visitors are as safe as possible when on the premises of our school.