- Overarching goals and principles for the HSE work at HiOA
- Roles, responsibilities and duties
- Systematic HSE work
Oslo and Akershus University College should create an inclusive and inspiring working environment that stimulates interaction, learning and development. The HSE work at HiOA must be continuous and systematic, as part of the primary activity.
HiOA’s efforts to improve the working environment must support the college's goal of being an innovative and learning organisation with a positive working environment characterised by diversity. HiOA will ensure that the employees’ duties are good and safe and that they allow for personal development. HiOA will furthermore develop a working environment that promotes capacity for work, health and well-being, and that protects against work-related illnesses and occupational accidents.
Environmental awareness should permeate all aspects of the college's activities and HiOA shall continuously strive to reduce the burden on the environment through an environmentally-friendly operation.
The college’s board adopts the overarching goals, strategies and plans for HiOA’s work on health, safety and environment and will supervise this work.
HSE is a manager responsibility at all levels of the organisation and should be integrated into existing management systems in the line organisation. Duties must follow plans and processes for management and be followed up in the management dialogue. Good management and motivated employees who take on responsibilities is the most important prerequisite for a successful HSE work.
The HSE work at HiOA should be based on the principle of continuous improvement, be characterised by a distinct line responsibility and follow up fundamental recommendations.
HSE-related issues must be solved continuously at the lowest possible level to protect staff and students from work-related illnesses, occupational accidents and to prevent that the organisation has a negative impact on the environment.
The working environment should be developed through cooperation and dialogue, with a clear responsibility distribution and a distinct organisation of the HSE work.
Rector has delegated authorities, responsibilities and duties for the facilitation and monitoring of the systematic HSE work at HiOA.
- Responsibilities and duties in the line (the employer and employees' roles)
- Chief safety delegate and safety delegate (the safety service's responsibilities and duties)
- The Working Environment Committee (WEC) (description of WEC's roles and duties)
- The Occupational Health Service (BHT)
- Administration of the systematic HSE work (system responsibility and internal control HSE)
- HSE support functions centrally and locally (roles and duties in the Detpartment of Facilities Management, the Department of HR and the Section for HR)
A distinction is made between the central and local HSE work. Central HSE work consists of a strategic part handled by the Unit for HSE and a more operational part with support functions, where the Department of Facilities Management and the Department of HR are responsible for monitoring health, safety and environment within their operating areas. The local HSE work takes place in the line.
The HSE activity wheel for continuous improvement consists of the phases planning, executing, monitoring and improving. The work must follow up the college’s goal management documents.