Occupational Health and Safety is an of import facet of an Information Technology workplace. An IT workplace with good OHS patterns will guarantee the on the job environment is maintained to optimal wellness and safety criterions. Benefits of keeping these criterions will straight assist employees ‘ wellness and safety, and it will besides assist to keep, and better where necessary, employees ‘ morale, productiveness, and employment keeping rates ( The National OHS Strategy 2002-2012 ) . Given this, it becomes appropriate to schedule regular ratings of each workplace against its relevant OHS standard.

The rating of Occupational Health and Safety within room T6, runing as Head Office of the Information, Communication and Technology Department of Nuriootpa High School took topographic point in April 2011. The intent of the rating was to critically measure this workplace against the OHS standards for an IT environment, so that jeopardies may be identified and solutions recommended. This study critically evaluates each OHS standard for the above-named office and identifies any associated jeopardies. Using guidelines from province and federal authorities organic structures this study suggests solutions to the identified jeopardies, and provides a decision of the rating ‘s findings.

The intent of this critical rating is to measure the assorted OHS factors associated with the office. This assessment enables pre-existing and possible jeopardies to be identified, therefore enabling a procedure to happen where solutions to these jeopardies can besides be identified. A critical rating of this office is an chance to derive a complete overview of the current degree of OHS, thereby assisting the workplace to follow with the aim of the OHS Act, 1986 that workplaces will take an nonsubjective function in advancing the wellness and safety of employees at work by placing and extinguishing any bing and possible jeopardies.

An review by qualified forces is required to look into the current illumination of the office. The school needs to guarantee that the office complies with Australian Standard 1680, which recommends illumination of 400 lx for reasonably hard undertakings affecting computing machines and low contrasts, and that illumination of 600 lx is available for SSO ICT staff executing undertakings affecting minute item and low contrast e.g. computing machine hardware care.

The jeopardy of workstations and office equipment going jeopardies during times of high traffic volume within the office can be eliminated by specifying the entree points for the schoolrooms bordering the office as the external doors of the edifice. Entry through these doors is via the maestro key, which all staff have a transcript of. There is storage infinite within the schoolrooms for any points that instructors would otherwise hive away in this office, and the resettlement of such points would extinguish the enticement to traverse the office floor to entree the adjoining schoolrooms after accessing points stored within this office.