Work, Health & Safety

Caring for all

Commitment to Work, Health and Safety

The Capitol Theatre acknowledges its commitment to the development and maintenance of a safe work place for all of its employees, workers, PCBU and our patrons

The Director's Responsibility

The Director takes responsibility for driving and implementing a WH&S Management System.

The Capitol Theatre demonstrates its commitment to Work, Health and Safety by:

  • Consulting with employees, workers, contractors (PCBU) and other stakeholders on safety issues
  • Providing guidance and support to workers to assist them to fulfil their WH&S obligations.
  • Ensuring compliance with legislative requirements and industry standards.
  • Maintaining a workplace free from harassment and discrimination.
  • Preserving safe equipment and systems of work.
  • Maintaining written procedures and instructions to ensure workplace safety.
  • Providing health and safety information, instruction, education, training and supervision to employees and workers (and the general public to ensure their safety).
  • Ensuring effective injury management and rehabilitation is provided to all employees.
  • Making certain this Policy is displayed in the theatre and on the company intranet.
  • Annually reviewing this Policy to ensure its currency and effectiveness.

Our Employees' Responsibility

Our Employees are responsible for:

  • Participating and supporting this Policy in their particular area of responsibility.
  • Playing a part in safety programs and implementing all detailed safety procedures.
  • Assisting in the identification, assessment and control of hazards in their work areas.
  • Maintaining the workplace in a condition that is safe and without risks to health.
  • Helping to identify, develop and promote workplace safety procedures.
  • Inducting, training and educating other employees in safe work practices.
  • Immediately correcting any unsafe behaviour observed in the workplace
  • Identifying, documenting and reporting any hazards, and taking preventive action, if appropriate.
  • Complying with all workplace safety policies, procedures and safe systems of work.

Our Clients and Contractors

We compel our Clients, Contractors and Sub-Contractors (PCBU) to:

  • Provide their workers with safe systems of work and equipment.
  • Make written procedures and instructions available to their workers to ensure workplace safety is maintained.
  • Supply their workers with safety information, instruction, training and supervision.
  • Make certain that their workers comply with legislative requirements, industry standards, venues induction policies and all venue safety guidelines.
  • Make certain that they register with the venue and provide work, health and safety documents.
  • Make certain that their workers (and all performers) complete the venue safety induction.
  • Make certain that their workers use the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform their work at the theatre.

If Injured

Should an employee be injured we will:

  • Provide suitable duties for the injured employee, where reasonably practicable.
  • Return the injured employee to work, once medical clearance has been obtained.
  • Continually review our Return to Work Program to maintain validity with current legislative requirements, industry trends and best practice.

School Excursion Risk Assessment

An outline of key aspects of the Capitol Theatre and Sydney Lyric for visiting schools so they may better understand how safety is managed at the venues.

School Risk assessment (PDF)