Health and safety
The Australian Plants Society (APS NSW) is committed to keeping members, volunteers and visitors safe when they participate in APS NSW activities.
While the Work Health and Safety (WHS) legislation does not apply to APS NSW as a fully volunteer organisation, the Board is committed to adopting a best practice approach to duty of care and complying with WHS laws by:
• taking reasonable care of our own health and safety
• taking reasonable care of the health and safety of others
• developing and ensuring volunteers, members and visitors follow any reasonable instructions or procedures as relates to WHS.
What we all need to do is simple and based on common sense.
Risk plans, attendance forms and emergency procedures
This document lays out the risks that we face in APS NSW and group activities. It provides templates that activity leaders complete PRIOR to any activity taking place.
Short form risk assessment, developed by Rhonda Daniels, to be adapted.
Here is a short form assessment developed by Menai which can also be adapted.
Attendance forms need to be completed for any activity in APS NSW.
At each location where we hold activities, we need to know and communicate the emergency procedures. This template should be completed.
Forms for injury and incident
Whenever there is a safety incident or injury, these forms need to be completed and submitted to the district group and APS NSW (firstname.lastname@example.org@austplants.com.au)
Training and induction
For each volunteer role, induction or training should be done. Here is an induction checklist to use for each role:
Draft training for members, activity leaders and District Groups
Training booklet for all members/volunteers - this is in draft and will be printed for sharing with members
Acknowledgement of training/induction:
For the keynote version, contact email@example.com
Guides for activity leaders: