Community service volunteer boards and committees

Understanding the occupational health and safety (OHS) duties of volunteer board and committee members for community service organsiations.
Last updated

Sep 2017

Reading level

difficult

File type and size

PDF, 930.34 kB

Document length

5 pages

What it contains

This document outlines the OHS duties of people who are volunteer board and committee members for community services organisations. It advises how these members, as part of a leadership team, should understand the organisation’s OHS duties for its employees and volunteers. It explains:

  • the OHS duties of volunteer board and committee members
  • how, using a fictitious case study, volunteer board members might exercise their OHS responsibilities and manage issues
  • how volunteer board members should look after their health and safety to avoid stress and burn-out