Risk Management is an important way to protect your staff and students, while at the same time complying with the law. It helps you focus on the risks that really matter in your workplace – the ones with potential to cause real harm. This guideline has been developed to provide instruction on how to complete a basic risk assessment.
Hazard – Anything with the potential to cause harm, injury, illness or loss – eg. Manual handling hazards, slips and trips, chemical hazards.
Risk – The likelihood of a specific consequence occurring – eg. The risk of spinal injury while lifting sports equipment in the gym.