Hazards and Risks

The University has in place a Managing Risks in the Workplace Program comprising procedures, guidelines and manuals supported by training courses and various tools such as checklists and forms.

These documents and tools, accessible on the Safety & Wellbeing website, should be referred to and applied in workplaces where appropriate to manage the inherent hazard types in the course of core university business.

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?