Health services across South Australia (SA) are currently being audited to ensure that adequate systems are in place to protect workers from bullying, harassment and other inappropriate behaviours.
The Safe Work SA inspectors will analyse whether the correct measures are in place to:
- Identify psychological hazards and work-related fatigue that result from bullying, harassment and inappropriate behaviours
- Manage risks
- Deliver adequate training
- Ensure appropriate control measures are in place to prevent or minimise the risk of harm to workers
The safety campaign is in response to the parliamentary inquiry into Workplace Fatigue and Bullying in Hospitals and Health Services report, which recommended: “Safe Work SA develop and implement targeted strategies and plans in conjunction with hospital employers, aimed at reducing instances of workplace fatigue and bullying.”
Findings from the audits will help identify areas for improvement, further education and training in order to ensure the health services manage their health and safety responsibilities adequately.