The Industry Toolkit has been produced to support industry implement the Minerals industry’s commitment to eliminating sexual harassment and the Industry Code on Eliminating Sexual Harassment.
The toolkit comprises Fact Sheets, Guidance and Templates
- Fact sheets provide concise information and references that underpin why action is required
- Guidance provides information on what to consider in developing policies and procedures
- There is not one single way to achieve the objectives of the industry’s commitment and code. Each company can adapt the information in a way that suits their business.
- A range of reference documents are provided within each document that a company can refer to for further detail.
- Templates and checklists that can be adapted to suit the company
- What is sexual harassment?
- Does sexual harassment occur in the mining industry?
- Where does sexual harassment occur?
- Why is sexual harassment a safety and health risk?
- Who is vulnerable to sexual harassment?
- What are the workplace risk factors?
- What is “casual” sexism?
- What laws apply?
- Non-disclosure agreements
- External support and advisory services
PREVENTION MEASURES - GUIDANCE AND TEMPLATES
- Workplace policy or code of conduct
- How everyone can support and empower each other in the workplace
- Relationship policy
- Empowering bystanders - What should I do if I see or hear about sexual harassment at work?
- Board reporting framework
- eSafety and social media
- Template - Company commitment to eliminate sexual harassment
- Template - Leadership statement
- Template - Example culture survey
- Template - Example safety share
- Template - Communications and signage for site/offices
- Checklist - Hazard Identification
- Checklist – Travel and accommodation
- Checklist - Social events
RESPONSE MEASURES - GUIDANCE AND TEMPLATES
- Reporting sexual harassment
- Responding to a report of sexual harassment
- How to support person affected by sexual harassment – trauma informed care
- Possible outcomes of an investigation
- Responding to historical complaints
- Template - Investigation Report
Acknowledgement: a range of information has been drawn from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Champions of Change Coalition, Safe Work Australia, COMCARE, and state based Human Rights Commissions and Safety and Health Authorities.
MCA thanks these organisations for their extraordinary work over the past few years.
Disclaimer: These resources have been prepared to provide general guidance on the systems that can be developed to respond to risks of sexual harassment. They are not intended to be used for any other purpose and are not comprehensive. These resources are current as at November 2021. You should obtain specific advice about your own circumstances.