Staff from the Legal Science department cleaning corridors of VUT
The health and safety of employees should be paramount. A safe, healthy and clean working environment not only helps employees to maintain good health standards and improved productivity, but it also has the potential to reduce workplace accidents.
However, as much as the Occupational Health and Safety Act places an obligation on an employer to keep their places of work safe and hazard-free, it places the same obligation on the employees. In realising their legal obligation, lecturers of the Department of Legal Sciences, have taken the lead to ensure that their workstations reflect their commitment to upholding the law.
On 17 May these lecturers embarked on a clean-up campaign, not only cleaning their workstations but also those of other colleagues. Students and fellow colleagues could not believe their eyes when they saw these lecturers, on their knees, scrubbing doors, floors and stairways. To those who thought that it was some form of castigation by the Head of Department; it was not. It was just the Department of Legal Sciences, leading by example to ensure a cleaner, safer and healthier VUT.