We take a risk management approach to keep all staff, students and visitors healthy and safe while on our campuses and facilities.

Managing health and safety risks

To keep all staff, students and visitors healthy and safe while on our campuses and facilities or undertaking University related activities, we use the process of risk management. Risk management involves identifying hazards and then assessing and controlling the risks. It is a proactive approach to preventing accidents.

A risk assessment should be carried out for:

  • research projects
  • teaching activities
  • all other activities that involve an element of risk including events, overseas student placements, site visits or excursions

Risk assessment process

If the activity or project you are planning has any associated hazards or risks, such as could someone possibly be injured or made ill during any part of the activity, you should complete a Safety Review form (PDF, 2MB). You may also need to complete the risk assessment template. Using the risk assessment template (DOC, 151KB) follow the health and safety risk management process below. Completing the Risk Management Introduction module in Discover will also help.

For activities involving international travel to, or work overseas, in high risk destinations please contact the Health & Safety Team on 4921 8847 for advice