AGPT registrar training handbook

Registrar safety and support

Work health and safety

        1. Work health and safety

Last revised: 16 Feb 2024

Work health and safety

Although the RACGP is not your employer, we recognise our responsibility to promote the safety and wellbeing of registrars and minimise risk factors as far as practicable throughout the training program. This is supported by our GP in Training Safety and Wellbeing Policy.

As employers of registrars, training sites have work health and safety obligations that are governed by federal and state legislation. You should discuss work health and safety with your supervisor and/or training site manager during your orientation, including the management of hazards, adverse events, near misses and critical incidents, should they occur.

As a registrar working at a training site, you also have a duty to take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety. This includes managing your risk of fatigue and ensuring your acts and omissions don’t adversely affect others. Refer to the Safe Work Australia website for more information.  

The health and safety of registrars is also addressed by the National Terms and Conditions for the Employment of Registrars.