Managing risk is an integral part of ensuring the health, safety and wellbeing of all at USC. The following resources have been provided to assist the USC Community in minimising risks in any activities, work or study they undertake at, or for USC.
- Smoke-free USC
- Working in confined spaces - guideline
- Excavation work - guideline
- Work involving a risk of falling - guideline
- Hearing conservation program - guideline
Any individual or group organising an event (of any nature or size), on any USC campus, must complete the following campus event risk assessments:
Hosting a COVID Safe Event (select the correct information and templates relevant to your event location, size and duration)
- HSW Campus Event Checklist (risk assessment)
- FM Campus Event Checklist (risk assessment)
If the event is off-campus, but still considered a USC event, a risk assessment is still required, please contact email@example.com 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.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of our risk assessment template.
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 USC 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).