Occupational Health and Safety

OHS



Workplace Health & Safety Inspections

The OHS Committee for the Faculty of Business & Economics in collaboration with the USP OHS Unit is delegated under the HASAW Act 1996 to determine the implementation of regular workplace preventative health and safety inspections.

These inspections are designed to proactively detect hazards that may pose potential sources of harm to staff and students and to activate intervention strategies to reduce or eliminate the risk of posed by these hazards

USP Building & Workplace Health & Safety Inspection Guidelines

Schedule of FBE Building Inspections:

Inspection Sites

Inspections Frequency Annual

Designated Months

Inspection Forms

Admin & Lecturer Offices

Biannually

December & July

Teaching Venues

Quarterly

December, April & August

Science Laboratories e.g. Animal Science Labs, Alafua Campus

Monthly

January - December

Hazardous Restricted Areas. E.g Flammable Gas Storage Areas, High Voltage Electrical Areas

Monthly

January - December

  • Hazardous Area Inspection Form

Following these inspections the FBE OHS Committee and the USP OHS team will convene a meeting with relevant stakeholderís eg.Heads of Schools and Designated USP Property and Facilities Coordinator to discuss these hazards and  implement a work plan (Creation of Maintenance Job Cards) to have the risks posed by these hazards reduced or eliminated.

Each hazard identified in these inspections will be designated as a near miss and registered in building hazard and risk register. This building hazard and risk register will be an agenda item during committee meetings and part of regular reports by the FBE OHS Committee to Dean of Faculty Business and Economics and Heads of Schools.

USP OHS Inspection Summary Template 

USP Building Hazard & Risk Register Template Excel

Building & Workplace Standards

For Fiji campuses, the following building standards and regulations are used as references in the conduct of these building inspections

Fiji Public Health ( National Building Code ) Regulations 2004

HASAW ( General Workplace Conditions ) Regulations 2003

Building Inspection


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