UON Safety Charter

The University of Newcastle (UON) is committed to providing a safe and healthy place to work and study.

UON regards good management of health and safety as critical to achieving its vision of being a global leader in each of its spheres of achievement.

We believe that all injuries are preventable and hence, we are committed to developing a culture that strives for continuous improvement in health and safety, with a goal of having an injury-free workplace. 

Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor sign CharterWe will ensure that the following actions become embedded across the University community:

  • Our leaders demonstrate a visible commitment to health and safety.
  • Our systems and procedures support everyone at UON in preventing incidents and injuries.
  • Health and safety risks are identified, managed and mitigated.
  • Everyone at UON is encouraged and supported to actively engage with health and safety.
  • Resources are made available to support ongoing health and safety improvement.
  • Health and safety plans are developed and our performance is regularly monitored against targets.
  • Everyone at UON is made aware of hazards so they can look after themselves and keep others safe.
  • We actively promote the health, safety and well-being of everyone at UON.

Download the UON Safety Charter