This supportive bystander policy covers what supportive bystander is and provides guidelines for the professional standards required within your organisation. It also guides people to take safe and helpful action when someone else is being bullied or harassed by helping them report the incident.
This supportive bystander policy template can be adapted to meet the specific needs of your organisation. You can change as little or as much of the content as you like. Some sections may be governed by state and federal legislation. It is important that you seek your HR or legal advice, maintain this policy as legislation changes and adjust it to meet your requirements.
This supportive bystander workplace policy template is suitable for all your employees, contractors, and volunteers. Once you have adjusted the supportive bystander policy template to meet the specific requirements of your organisation you can deliver it to new starters at induction and as refresher training on a regular basis.
The following topics are covered in this supportive bystander policy:
This supportive bystander policy will take approximately five minutes to complete.
The following learning outcomes will be achieved on completion of this supportive bystander policy:
Once all employees, contractors and volunteers have completed your supportive bystander policy, the following business outcomes will be achieved for your organisation:
This supportive bystander policy can be uploaded and assigned to your staff via the Safeguard by Sentrient online workplace compliance system or Staffwise by Sentrient human resource management platform. It is best to accompany your supportive bystander policy with workplace relations and safety training, such as the Sentrient online workplace compliance courses on equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, and workplace bullying.