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Preventing and Responding to Bullying and Harassment Policy and Procedure

PLEASE NOTE: The following is an extract from the Fire & Rescue NSW Preventing and Managing Workplace Bullying Policy for general viewing. For the purposes of completing the online recruitment process or if you wish to read the Preventing and Managing Workplace Bullying Policy in its entirety, please view the complete document which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Purpose

Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment that is free from bullying and harassment. Such behaviour has detrimental effects on those who experience and witness it, on workplace morale and the provision of service to our community. Workplace bullying and harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances.

The purpose of this policy is to provide a detailed definition and examples of bullying and harassment, describe the impact of such behaviour and promote a risk management approach to prevent and combat bullying and harassment in all FRNSW workplaces. Contained within this document is a set of procedures which outline the steps to take in responding to allegations/complaints of bullying and harassment, and how they are dealt with by FRNSW.

Scope and application

This policy applies to all staff of FRNSW, including full and part time staff and contractors, consultants, students and volunteers (henceforth referred to as employees). All employees must abide by the policy and the principles it promotes.

This policy is applicable to any form of contact or communication that is relevant to FRNSW business activities, whether initiated in person, by telephone, fax or email, through another person, or any other means.

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