Hazards and Risks

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


Risk Management

Risk management process

Risk management follows a four-step process, as described in the model SafeWork SA: 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?