How to manage risk
The risk management process consists of the following steps:
- Step 1. Identify the hazards
- Step 2. Assess risk presented by hazards
- Step 3. Controlling the risk
- Step 4. Monitoring controls to make sure they are working
Steps 1 to 3, identifying, assessing and controlling risks must be done in consultation with staff.
Use the Online Risk Register (UTS-internal access only) to develop and record risk assessments.
Alternatively, the following templates are available:
- General Risk Assessment template (MS Word format) with the Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS) template (MS Word format).
- Risk Assessment template for the use of Hazardous Chemicals (MS Word format)
Support at UTS
The University's Risk Management Policy and Guidelines describe the risk management approach all UTS business processes and functions adopt in their approval, review and control processes.
Contact Safety & Wellbeing for general assistance in identifying solutions for fixing hazards or risks.
Safety & Wellbeing provides a list of who to contact for help to address specific workplace health and safety hazards and issues.
- AS/NZS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management - Guidelines provides a generic guide for establishing and implementing the risk management process
- HB 205-2017 OHS Risk Management Handbook