Department of Health, NSW
73 Miller Street North Sydney NSW 2060
Locked Mail Bag 961 North Sydney NSW 2059
Telephone (02) 9391 9000 Fax (02) 9391 9101
BETTER PRACTICE GUIDELINES FOR INCLUDING HEALTH AND SAFETY
IN THE ENGAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT AND EVALUATION
OF CONTRACTORS IN HEALTH SERVICES
This circular applies to public health organisations as defined under section 7 of the Health Services Act 1997 (including Area Health Services, Corrections Health Service, and the Children\u2019s Hospital at Westmead), the Department of Health, and the Ambulance Service of New South Wales.
The Guidelines outline the NSW Health policy for including health and safety principles in procedures for engaging, managing and evaluating contractors in Health Services. They aim to assist Health Services minimise the risk of injury or occupational illness to contractors, employees, visitors and others in the workplace that may arise from the presence of contractors on the premises.
In accordance with the provisions incorporated in the Accounts and Audit Determination, the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officers and their equivalents, within a public health organisation, shall be held responsible for ensuring the observance of Departmental policy (including circulars and procedure manuals) as issued by the Minister and the Director-General of the Department of Health.
Better Practice Guidelines
for including Health and
Safety in the Engagement,
Management and Evaluation
of Contractors in Health
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