Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 2 Hansard (29 February) . . Page.. 583 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
QUESTION NUMBER 149
Schools - Occupational Health and Safety Issues
What happens when a school notifies the Department of specific problems in regard to occupational health and safety.
MR STEFANIAK - the answer to Ms McRae's question is:
Routine OHS issues are resolved at the school level.
A school may refer issues to the Department where:
. the school requires specialist advice in relation to a possible OHS issue; or
. the school does not have adequate resources to resolve the issue, ie major repairs or maintenance requirements.
Specialist advice is provided through the Departmental Property Management staff and OHS Adviser.
In addition to annual major maintenance and new works programs, the Department has a contingency fund to ensure that OHS issues of an urgent nature are resolved without delay.