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Work Health & Safety

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.

Event Risk Assessment Templates

    To access the event templates;
  • Log into CHARM via Staff Portal or Student Oasis
  • Click on WHS Risk Register
  • Click the Filter button at the top of the page
  • Search for the risk number:
    • 2872 (this is a sample all event template)
  • Clone the template then populate

When to complete a risk assessment:

  • 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.

CHARM risk assessments should be completed for new processes, new research, when introducing new plant and equipment and for all events.

Travel and fieldwork risk assessments are required to be completed using the Fieldwork Online Risk Assessment Approval tool

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

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.

Confidential Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments of a confidential nature can also be completed through CHARM by answering 'Yes' to the Restricted Risk Assessment question located on the first page of the risk assessment.

Confidential risk assessments have a restricted view which are only visible to the Risk Owner, Risk Approver, invited users and the Health, Safety and Emergency Management Department.

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 CHARM Guides are available to assist you to navigate the system.

CHARM Risk Assessment Guide

CHARM Risk Assessment Tutorial Video

Training

Please contact HSEM to arrange a time to have a CHARM 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”