(1) This operating procedure specifies the requirements for the development, publication and application of Job Safety Analysis' (JSAs) through the utilisation of WHS F029 Job safety Analysis (JSA) form.
(2) The objective is to ensure that written instructions are available for Workers and Students in the training and performance of tasks that pose a risk to health and safety.
(3) A JSA may be developed for use, by and for, any Worker or Student performing duties on behalf of UNE, with the approval of the relevant supervisor.
(4) A JSA is defined as a document that describes the steps carried out to perform a work related task along with:
(5) The requirement to develop a JSA may be identified by:
(6) Development of any JSA should be completed by at least one Competent Person in consultation with Worker and/or Student representation, whose health and safety is likely to be impacted by the task.
(7) In some cases it may be necessary to engage the input of subject matter experts either internal or external to the University.
(8) Legislation, relevant codes of practice, standards, manufacturer's instructions and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) should be consulted in the development of the JSA. They should be referenced on the form.
(9) Advice and guidance may be sought from the University WHS team and HSRs in the development of JSAs.
(10) Contributors to the development of the JSA shall be recorded on the form.
(11) Manufacturers' manuals or instructions can be listed and used as reference in the JSA where the information is:
(12) Manufacturer's manuals do not take the place of a JSA.
(13) Upon development of any JSA the completed form shall be approved by the relevant manager within the business unit. Approval will be granted on the basis that the approver is adequately satisfied that the JSA:
(14) With consideration to the magnitude of potential JSAs that could be developed in the University, priority of development within each business unit shall be applied in the following order:
(15) Upon approval of completed JSAs the document shall be provided to the University WHS team for publication on Safety Hub.
(16) Information and training in a new or modified JSA shall be provided to all workers and students likely to perform the task defined in the JSA. This may be facilitated by way of:
(17) The 'sign off' section at the bottom of the JSA form shall be completed by all Workers and/or Students before commencing the task that the JSA pertains to.
(18) Sign off must be completed by printing the document and having relevant stakeholders print and sign the document. It is acceptable for the approval of the JSA to be signed off electronically so that the approved version can be published on Safety Hub for ongoing use.
(19) JSAs with the sign off section completed must be entered in TRIM by the relevant business unit.
(20) The Rule Administrator, pursuant to the University's Work Health and Safety (WHS) Rule makes these procedures.
(21) University Representatives and Students must observe these Procedures in relation to University matters.
(22) These Procedures operate as and from the Effective Date.
(23) Previous Procedures relating to Job Safety Analysis are replaced and have no further operation from the Effective Date of this new Procedure.
(24) A Worker, as defined by the WHS Act, is a person that carries out work in any capacity for a person conducting a business or undertaking, including work as:
(25) Competent Person means a person who has acquired through training, qualification or experience the knowledge and skills to carry out the task.
(26) Effective Date means - takes effect on the day on which it is published or on such later day as may be specified in the procedure.
(27) Student means an Admitted Student or an Enrolled Student, at the relevant time.
(28) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent) contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories.