Workplace Health and Safety

The AISNSW offers a range of services to member schools that address the ever-increasing requirements of governments and regulatory authorities.

The key services offered by the AISNSW Workplace Management Team include advice in:

  • Compliance
  • Work Health and Safety 
  • Risk Management 
  • Workers Compensation 

Latest News


Schools to comply with positive duty to identify and eliminate sexual harrassment >

From December 2023, the Australian Human Rights Commission will have new regulatory powers to ensure schools are meeting the positive duty requirements.

COVID-19 Notification Requirements and Collection of Vaccine Information >

The NSW Government has changed its requirements for schools to notify SafeWork NSW if a worker tests positive for COVID-19.

Psychosocial Risks to be covered by WHS Regulations >

The amendments to the regulations dealing with psychosocial risks will impose a new, positive obligation on schools to manage and guard against the risk of psychosocial hazards in the workplace.

Support Areas

The AISNSW Workplace Management team has compiled a range of documents and resources in various support areas.


Animal Welfare

All animals in NSW are protected by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (NSW). This act applies at all times to and deals with the cruel and unconscionable treatment of all animals.

Chemical Safety in Schools

All schools need to manage hazardous chemicals as per the WHS Regulations. This includes maintaining a hazardous chemicals register and holding current Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for each hazardous chemical and ensuring all containers are appropriately labelled.

Emergency Management

This page provides information, links and resources to assist schools with emergency management practices.

Drinking Water Quality

This page provides information and resources regarding drinking water quality in schools.

Workers Compensation

Information regarding protection to workers and their employers in the event of a work related injury.

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