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Health and safety risk management

Managing risk is an integral part of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all at UniSC. The following resources have been provided to assist the UniSC Community in minimising risks in any activities, work or study they undertake at, or for UniSC.

Contractor management

Safe work environments

Event safety

Any individual or group organising an event (of any nature or size), on any UniSC campus, must complete the following campus event risk assessments:​

If the event is off-campus, but still considered a UniSC event, a risk assessment is still required, please contact for more information.

Risk Assessment and Management

We all have obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (Qld) to:

  • eliminate risks to health and safety where possible
  • minimise risks as far as is reasonably practicable where eliminating them isn’t possible.

If you are undertaking a task, project or activity and it is foreseen that there is risk to health and safety, a risk assessment must be undertaken. Please refer to 'Risk assessment and management' for information regarding how to complete a risk assessment.

Work Area Audits

Regular workplace inspections or audits represent a systematic and effective mechanism for identifying workplace or work practice hazards, assessing risks and thereafter implementing control measures to eliminate or minimise these risks. In accordance with the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Auditing Guideline, all UniSC work areas are required to undertake a health, safety and wellbeing audit every 12 months and as required (eg. if there are any substantial changes to work areas or practices, or identification of additional hazards or occurrences of incidents).