Health and Safety

Risk Management

Risk management activities are considered business as usual at Victoria.  Risk identification and mitigation is a key element of day to day management and, it is important that appropriate escalation and reporting takes place.

Victoria’s Risk Management Programme outlines the formal processes for reporting and managing risk and provides a basis of assurance for the Senior Leadership Team, the Audit and Risk Committee and the University Council.

Victoria has developed a guideline to help managers develop a risk register for their area of responsibility.  The guideline defines commonly used risk management terms and sets out the risk register format that the University has adopted. This document is aligned with Victoria’s Risk Management Policy and provides a process to help identify, assess, manage and minimise the risks associated with our work.

Managers identify and assess all risks associated with delivery of their business and detail these within the appropriate template, considering sources of risk, causes, likelihood and consequences.  From this the effect on unit objectives from uncertainty associated with these factors is ascertained.  Risk controls are then identified, implemented and monitored. 

Business Continuity Management

Business continuity planning enables arrangements to be put in place to help Victoria  deliver its business critical functions and goals.  The planning process includes the requirement to ensure the availability of necessary processes and resources in this regard.

This means that each unit must consider:

  • Clearly defining and understanding critical objectives – “Our key deliverables”
  • Identifying what could prevent us from delivering our critical objectives – “What are the barriers and risks?"
  • Determining how Victoria will continue to achieve its critical objectives in the event of interruptions

The resources section of this website contains guidelines, templates and procedures to assist with the assessment of risk and development of registers and plans.  Click on the links below to access the guidelines and templates.

Risk Management and Business Continuity Templates and Guidelines

DocumentFile SizeFile Type
word Guideline - Business Continuity Plan70 KBMS Word
word Template - Business Impact Analysis77 KBMS Word
word Risk Management Procedure217 KBMS Word
Excel spreadsheet  Template - Risk Register21 KBMS Excel
word Template - Emergency Response Plan1.6 MBMS Word
word Guideline - Annual Health and Safety Plan273 KBMS Word