In accordance with the Work Health and Safety Act 2011, the CDPP takes all reasonably practicable steps to protect the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff and other workers. This includes consulting with workers, who are, or are likely to be, directly affected by a work health or safety matter.
The CDPP’s National Health and Safety Representative Committee is the consultative mechanism between management, staff and other workers on work health and safety (WHS) matters. The Committee assists and advises the CDPP on matters affecting the health, safety and wellbeing of its staff and other workers. The Committee is also responsible for disseminating WHS information, in a regular and timely way. The Committee has membership drawn from management and employees with representatives from across the practice group functions and office locations.
In 2019–20, the Committee updated the Workplace Wellbeing Program and provided the consultation platform with staff on the management strategy for responding to COVID‑19, including on remote working arrangements. The Committee has also been a key forum to promote the identification, management and mitigation of WHS risks.
The National Health and Safety Representative Committee meets quarterly, however for the 2019–20 period, met five times in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic.