Health and Safety

Hazard Management

A hazard is anything which has the potential to cause harm.  A hazard is defined by the Health and Safety in Employment Act. 

Risk is defined as the likelihood that something will happen and the severity of the outcome.

To carry out a hazard risk assessment we assess the likelihood of something happening and the severity of the outcome.

The hazard assessment process is included in our safety plan document.

Use the hazard report form to report a hazard. You can also view Victoria's Generic Hazard Register for hazards common to all university areas.

Document File Size File Type
word Hazard Report Form 70KB MS Word
pdf Victoria's Generic Hazard Register 333 KB PDF

Reporting Safety Concerns

Report safety concerns by either emailing Facilities Management or safety@vuw.ac.nz
 

Safety

Students socialising at our design school

All members of Victoria's community are expected to accept personal responsibility for promoting the safety and wellbeing of themselves and those involved in, or affected by the University’s activities.

Find out more information for:

Slips, trips and falls

These are the most commonly reported accident and incidents at Victoria University. Take extra care in wet conditions. Here are some things you can do to prevent slips, trips and falls:

  • Take care when it's raining as floor surfaces can be slippery as you enter into the buildings from outside.
  • Wear clothing and footwear that his appropriate for the weather.
  • Don't rush, allow yourself plenty of time to get to where you need to go.
  • Use handrails if you are walking on stairs.