Reporting hazards and near misses
We are calling on all staff and students to help reduce the rate of injury by reporting all hazards and near misses so steps can be taken to reduce risk. This is a simple and quick process.
ALL injuries should be reported immediately to the Health and Safety Team by calling 4033 9999 (x39999) and pressing 4.
This system ensures the Health and Safety team receives a report quickly and can take action to reduce the risk.
If you are from TUNRA, login to the ConnX Employee Services Portal to report injuries and incidents.
What is a near miss?
Near misses and hazards come in all shapes and sizes.
It might be a slip or trip, that doesn't result in injury - but could have. It might be an obstacle that hasn't caused harm - but could if left. It might be a leak, a broken rail, a large tree branch that has fallen down.
If you think it is potentially dangerous, then it probably is and remember, false alarms are good.
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.