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Hazards & Risks

The University Managing Risks in the Workplace Program consists of a number of hazard procedures, guidelines and manuals supported by training courses and various tools such as checklists and forms to assist workplaces manage the inherent hazard types in the course of their core university business (refer to list below). Further guidance is available in a number of approved Codes of Practice advising on risk management practices for a range of hazards.


University Inherent Hazard Types

Chemical and Nanomaterials
Confined / Restricted Spaces
Contractor Safety
Hazardous Manual Tasks
Office Ergonomics
Plant and Machinery
Safety in Design - Buildings
Slips, trips and falls
Offshore Travel
Working Alone or In Isolation

University Level Risk Assessments

Offshore Travel
3D Printers
Student Placement
Driving Vehicles While Working Risk Management
Risk Management for Contractors Engaged Locally




University Emergency & First Aid Preparedness and Response

Risk management follows a four-step process, as described in the model Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks.

These four steps are:

1. Identify hazards - what could cause harm?
2. Assess risks if necessary - how serious could the harm be and how likely?
3. Control risks - what are the most effective control measures that are reasonably practicable in the circumstances?
4. Review control measures - Are controls working as planned?

University WHS system resources relevant to risk management are provided below.

WHS System Procedures
Managing Workplace Health & Safety Risks
Induction and Training
Contractor Management
Hazard / Incident Reporting and Investigation
Document Control & Record Management
 Steps - How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks