Staff should report hazards that could pose risks to people's health and safety, or the environment.

When a hazard has been identified and isolated, you should first try to resolve it locally.

You may need to log a request for repairs or report a fault by contacting PF Assist.

Hazards you can’t resolve locally

If you can’t resolve the hazard locally:

  1. Complete a hazard report in UQSafe, with your area’s Workplace Health and Safety Coordinator (WHSC) included as the nominated supervisor.
  2. The WHSC will complete the action plan as required.

If the WHSC can’t resolve the hazard:

  1. They should transfer the hazard report in UQSafe to Jim Carmichael, Director of Health, Safety and Wellness with the reason for transfer completed (for example, ‘corrective actions not progressing, require HSW assistance’).
  2. Specialist advisers in Health, Safety and Wellness will facilitate investigation and resolution of the hazard.

Applying for minor works funding

Each year there is funding available for minor works related to health, safety and wellness. The Health, Safety and Wellness and Property and Facilities divisions may approve funding for minor works which would help the University comply with occupational health and safety legislation and regulations.

Before you apply, you must submit minor works funding applications to your relevant health and safety committee and get their endorsement. 

See section 9.3 of the Workplace Injury, Illness and Incident Reporting Procedures [2.10.07] to find out:

  • what types of minor works you can receive funding for
  • how to apply for minor works funding.