Work Health and Safety


The following policies can be accessed on the Policy page:

  • Policy 2 - Work Health and Safety
  • Policy 2.1- Incident and Hazard Procedures
  • Policy 2.2 - Hazardous Materials – Asbestos
  • Policy 2.3 - Hazard - Electrical Goods (Secondhand)

Health and Safety Committees

There is a Health and Safety Committee (HSC) covering Church House, Swan Valley and Wollaston College.

In parishes, the Parish Council doubles as the HSC. Work Health and Safety issues should be considered at each council meeting as a standing agenda item. All new or unresolved incident / hazard forms are to be tabled at this meeting. Issues which cannot be resolved at the parish level should be escalated through line management.

Incident / Hazard Report Form

All property related incident / hazard reports should be entered in the online Property Maintenance Database (only approved users have access to this database).

All other non-property related incident / hazard reports should be emailed to using this Incident Report Form.

First Aid

The most appropriate First Aid course for general staff and volunteers is HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid.   This course covers CPR, choking, sprains and strains, anaphylaxis, envenomation, asthma, and bleeding control.   At the completion of this course each participant will receive a certificate valid for 3 years, whilst the CPR component (half-day) is valid for 1 year as per Australian Resuscitation Council guidelines.

While this course can be undertaken through a variety of providers, it is also available through the Amana Living Training Institute.   Amana Living run this course in two components; the first being an online theory section, followed by a daylong face-to-face trainer directed workshop.

This course costs $99 per person.

Sessions run from 8.30am to approximately 4.30pm at the Amana Living Training Institute located in Rivervale.   Free parking is available for all students, as well as kitchen amenities, and coffee, tea, and biscuits throughout the day.   Further information in the facts sheet located here.

To enrol, please contact the Training Consultant on 9424 6852 or email at

Once you have booked in a date for the practical aspect of the course and the invoice has been paid, a link directing you to complete the online theory component will be emailed.   The recommended amount of time to complete the online pre-learning is four to six hours, however it does not need to be done all at once.   It is compulsory for this to be completed before commencing the practical component, therefore it’s highly recommended you give yourself plenty of time to complete.   All participants will also need a USI Number (Unique Student Identification).   The Training Consultant can assist if participants are unsure how to acquire this.

Parish Safety Guidelines and Activity Checklists

View the Parish Safety Guidelines and Activity Checklists.


The Operations Manager can be contacted for further advice - Mike Brown or 08 9425 7200