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

Risk Assessment Process - Research and Teaching Projects

If the activity or project you are planning has any associated hazards or risks to health and safety complete a Safety Review form (PDF, 2MB). The risk assessment template (DOC, 151KB) will assist you to identify the hazards and risks. Completing the Risk Management Introduction training module will also help.

Risk Assessment Process - International Travel

For activities involving international travel to, or work overseas, in high risk destinations* you can complete the International Travel - Safety Risk Assessment and Approval Form (PDF, 75KB), for further information refer to the Frequently Asked questions (PDF, 446KB). *High risk travel is outlined in KRA 2.5 - Travelling on University Business (PDF, 338KB).

Should you have any questions about these processes, please contact the Health & Safety Team on 4921 8847.