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Health, Safety and Emergency Management

Risk Assessments

A risk assessment is used to systematically identify, control and review all of the risks associated with a task, activity or process.

A risk assessment must be undertaken prior to the commencement of activities at the university where there is a reasonable risk.

Risk assessments should be undertaken at various times, including:

  • If the task has not been attempted before;
  • When a hazard has been identified;
  • When a change in the workplace may introduce or change a hazard;
  • As part of responding to a workplace incident, even when an injury has not occurred;
  • When new information about a hazard becomes available or concerns about a hazard are raised by workers;
  • At regularly scheduled times appropriate to the workplace.

For example some activities may include (but not limited to): commencing new work, research, teaching, operating plant and equipment, events, travel and fieldwork.

For more information on risk assessment please refer to the Health and Safety Risk Assessment Guidelines and the Health and Safety Responsibilities Procedures.

All University risk assessments are to be completed through the C.H.A.R.M online risk assessment module.

The online risk assessment module allows all University risk assessments to be accessible to staff and students at any time in one University wide location.

Please note: Risk Assessments of a confidential nature are to be completed using the General Risk Assessment Form.

The C.H.A.R.M Risk Assessment module replaces the paper based system for completing all risk assessments.

All University risk assessments are to be completed through the C.H.A.R.M online risk assessment module.

To access C.H.A.R.M:

Staff: Log into the Staff Portal, from the application wheel (where Employee Kiosk and Alesco are located) click the right arrow to move to the end of the application wheel and click on the C.H.A.R.M icon.

Once in C.H.A.R.M, click on the WHS Risk Register Icon to access the University Risk Register where all University Risk Assessments are located.

Students: Log into Student OASIS, click on the Campus Life and Guild tab and click on the C.H.A.R.M icon.

Once in C.H.A.R.M, click on the WHS Risk Register Icon to access the University Risk Register where all University Risk Assessments are located.

The following C.H.A.R.M Guides are available to assist you to navigate the system.

C.H.A.R.M Risk Assessment Guide

C.H.A.R.M Risk Assessment Tutorial Video

Training

Please contact HSEM to arrange a time to have a C.H.A.R.M Risk Assessment training session held specifically for your Department/Area.

Alternatively, staff members can register for a session via iPerform.

To register via iPerform

1. Log into iPerform via OASIS

2. Click on “Browse for Training”

3. Search for “CHARM” or scroll down and click “C.H.A.R.M Risk Assessment module”

4. Choose your session and click “Request”