Harassment and Bullying
Managing the risk of workplace harassment and bullying
Employers and Racehorse Trainers can minimise the risk of workplace bullying by taking a proactive approach to identify early, any unreasonable behaviour and situations likely to increase the risk of workplace bullying occurring.
Employers should implement control measures to manage these risks, and monitor and review the effectiveness of these measures. This could include activities such as:
- Regularly consulting with workers and health and safety representatives to find out if bullying is occurring or if there are factors likely to increase the risk of workplace bullying.
- Setting the standard of workplace behaviour, for example through a code of conduct or workplace bullying policy.
- Designing safe systems of work by clearly defining jobs and providing workers with the resources, information and training they need to carry out their work safely.
- Implementing workplace bullying reporting and response procedures.
- Developing productive and respectful workplace relationships through good management practices and effective communication.
- Providing information and training on workplace bullying policies and procedures, available support and assistance, and how to prevent and respond to workplace bullying.
Prioritising measures that foster and protect the psychological health of employees.
Refer to the Racing NSW Harassment and Bullying page for further information.