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 the Victoria's Generic Hazard Register for hazards common to all university areas.

DocumentFile SizeFile Type
word Hazard Report Form97 KBMS Word

Reporting Safety Concerns

Report safety concerns by emailing either Facilities Management or the Senior Advisors - Health and Safety, Emergency Management and Business Continuity at safety@vuw.ac.nz