Managing Health and Safety Risks
We take a risk management approach to keep all staff, students and visitors healthy and safe while on our campuses and facilities.
To keep you, your students and anyone involved in your research and teaching safe, you need to complete a risk assessment before starting any new activity.
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For research and teaching that involves high risk international travel* please also complete the International Travel Safety Risk Assessment and Approval Form (DOC, 75KB). For further information, please see the international travel and activity frequently asked questions (PDF, 446KB).
*High risk international travel is outlined in KRA 2.5 Travelling on University Business (PDF, 338KB).
Once your forms have been submitted, the Health and Safety Team will arrange for them to be reviewed by the relevant committee or subject matter expert in order to seek approval for the project or activity to proceed.
The information is reviewed and assessed, which might involve discussions with the responsible academic or an inspection of the workplace. Where the risks are determined to be well controlled, safety approval is granted and you are notified that you can proceed.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.