A hazard is a situation in the workplace that has the potential to harm the health and safety of people or to damage plant and equipment. Hazards in the workplace will typically fall under the following types:
It is the responsibility of all staff to report hazards as they identify them. In the first instance hazards should be reported to a supervisor or manager. The person responsible for the hazard (e.g. manager) should then work with the relevant staff to eliminate or control the hazard. In some instances this might also require the involvement of others such as the Health and Safety Representative (HSR), a Compliance Committee or the Work Healthy and Safety (WHS) Unit of Human Resources.
The University has an online incident and hazard management system. Please click on the link below to report all hazards.
For more information regarding hazards, see the Managing Risks section of the HR website.
Hazard Reporting Quick Guide
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