ECU has a duty to ensure that as far as practicable, no one is exposed to hazards while at the University. The health and safety (HS) hazard risk management framework provides a consistent approach to identifying and managing health and safety hazards to prevent harm to workers, students, contractors and visitors at ECU. The HS hazard risk management processes provide the scope, nature and timing of hazard risk activities to ensure the ECU is proactive rather than reactive in identifying and managing its health and safety risks
The benefits of managing HS hazards and risks include:
The Health and Safety Hazard Identification and Risk Management Guideline provides an overview of ECU’s health and safety hazard risk management processes.
The WHS Risk module of ECU’s Riskware online system is used for recording, approving and reviewing Health and Safety Hazard Risk Assessments and Hazard Risk Registers.
For assistance with conducting health and safety risk assessments, please contact the Safety and Employment Relations team on 2302 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A Health and Safety Hazard Risk Assessments should be completed:
Hazard Risk Registers are a summary of all hazards identified by Schools and Centres, approved by the Executive Dean or Director, and are undertaken by Schools and Centres in consultation with their local Health and Safety Committee and the Safety and Employment Relations Team.
The HS Hazard Risk Assessment Procedure and Hazard Risk Register Procedure provide step by step instructions on how to conduct these assessments. The WHS Risk module of ECU’s Riskware online system is used for recording, approving and reviewing Health and Safety Hazard Risk Assessments and Hazard Risk Registers. The WHS risk module will guide you through the process of conducting a hazard risk assessment following the below steps.
Throughout all steps of the risk management process it is important to communicate and consult with the people who may be impacted by the hazard. Risk assessments also require review at regular intervals.
the Hazard Risk Register is a summary document for the assessment of hazards in Schools or Service Centres. It must be completed and reviewed annually through the local health and safety committees. The Hazard Risk Register can be accessed through the WHS module within Riskware.
To help categorise types of hazards, please see the Health and Safety Hazard Type Prompt Sheet
If you would like to complete online Health and Safety (HS) Risk Management training please contact OSH@ecu.edu.au to arrange this training. The online training module will provide you with a basic understanding of the HS risk management process. By the end of the module you should be able to:
You should allow approximately 30 minutes to complete this module. At the end of the module you will be asked to undertake an online assessment to check your understanding of the key concepts presented.
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