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Risk Management Forms and Tools

Risk Register and Environmental Aspects & Impacts Register

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Health and Safety Risk Register

A Risk Register is a list of hazards, associated risks (pre and post control) and controls, sorted in order of the highest to lowest risk. The EHS Manual Procedure EHS Risk Management (UOM 306) states that the General Manager, EHS shall establish, maintain and publish a University-wide register of the University's Occupational Health and Safety risks.

University-wide Health & Safety Risk Register

The University-wide Risk Register captures and quantifies the health and safety hazards and risks present throughout the University of Melbourne. It is indexed by hazard category, for example: chemical, manual handling, noise.

Budget Division (Faculty) & Departmental Health & Safety Risk Registers
Procedural background

The EHS Procedure EHS Risk Management (UOM 306) requires each Budget Division (Faculty) to establish and maintain a Budget Division (Faculty) Health & Safety Risk Register, incorporating risks identified from local risk assessments and from the University-wide Health & Safety Risk Register.

Creation

A Budget Division Health & Safety Risk Register should be indexed by activity - as opposed to the University-wide Register, which is indexed by hazard category.

A blank Health and Safety Risk Register template, as well as a number of sample completed Risk Registers for different types of University work environments, have been developed to assist in the creation of Budget Division Health & Safety Risk Registers.

Instructions are provided:

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Examples - by work environment

Environmental Aspects & Impacts Register

An Aspects & Impacts Register is a list of environmental aspects, associated impacts (pre and post control) and controls, sorted in order of the highest to lowest impact. The EHS Procedure EHS Risk Management (UOM 306) states that the General Manager, EHS shall establish, maintain and publish a University-wide register of the University's Environmental Aspects and Impacts.

University-wide Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register

The University-wide Aspects and Impacts Register captures and quantifies the environmental aspects and impacts present throughout the University of Melbourne. It is indexed by aspect category.

Budget Division (Faculty) & Departmental Environmental Aspects and Impacts Registers
Procedural background

The EHS Procedure EHS Risk Management (UOM 306) requires each Budget Division (Faculty) to establish and maintain a Budget Division (Faculty) Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register, incorporating risks identified from local risk assessments and from the University-wide Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register.

Creation

A Budget Division Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register should be indexed by aspect.

A blank Environmental Aspects and Impacts Register template has been developed to assist in the creation of Budget Division Environmental Aspects and Impacts Registers.

Instructions are provided:

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Compliance Requirements Monitoring

EHS Legal Requirements Databases

The University Risk Registers are formulated so that they also serve as EHS legal requirements matrices.

EHS procedure EHS Legal Requirements (UOM 307) describes how the University monitors changes to EHS legal requirements. A subscription to the Enviro Law and Safety Law databases, published by Environment Essentials Pty Ltd, is one of the tools used.

The University's subscription to Enviro Law and Safety Law may be accessed by all staff of the University from the following page:

Standards compliance

The EHS Unit engages in continuous monitoring of changes to Australian Standards and other standards that may have implications for its operations.

University staff and students can access the University Library's subscription to SAI Global Standards Library - login with your University email username and password. NB the University's subscription allows three concurrent users at once. At times of high use, you may need to try again later to access this service.

 

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