Volunteer Committee Safe Work Guide

Committee members must undertake Council’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) and Volunteer Induction training before commencing any works at Council facilities. This can be booked through Council’s Community Development team.

As in any workplace, it is also expected that all volunteers take ownership of their own safety and the safety of others.

Committee members and volunteers should not provide unpaid labor to a contractor delivering a service on Council land unless they are covered by the Committee’s or contractor’s own insurance policies and arrangements.

Introduction

Community Volunteers contribute greatly to the way their neighbourhoods look and feel, and this partnership is highly valued by Council.

Members of the community take pride in their local facilities and committee members or other members of the community may volunteer to do some basic maintenance works at a Council owned facility. The Committee’s delivering the works have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment at the same standard of health and safety that would be expected of a paid contractor or employee working on site.

Committees are responsible for ensuring all volunteers are safe and are working safely.

This guide have been produced to keep everyone safe and in response to questions raised by committee members and volunteers.