School practices and programs relating to student health are implemented within a framework provided by the Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) Act, 2000 and the Common Law.
The Department has a duty to ensure the safety of staff and students.
The OH&S Act also provides that an employee must, while at work, take reasonable care for the health and safety of people who are at the employee's place of work or who may be affected by the employee's acts or ommissions at work.
As a minimum this means that any staff member must, if necessary, assist in an emergency.
Where a student has been diagnosed as being at risk of an emergency reaction, the Principal will co-ordinate the development of an emergency response plan as part of the Individual Health Care Plan for the student.