Inspections

Workplace inspections are one way in which the University monitors and measures its health and safety performance.

The inspections are part of the University's annual performance review process, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all work areas is maintained.

Monitoring and measuring performance topic protocol

This protocol provides procedures and information to assist academic and professional staff leaders to ensure that they are operating effectively and managing risk appropriately.

Faculties and service divisions are expected to have an annual inspection plan and be able to evidence progress against their plans.

Checklists and guides

All work areas need to be formally inspected using the most appropriate checklist on at least an annual basis — more often (at least six-monthly) for specific high risks. The inspection checklists should also be used to inspect new or refurbished workplaces to help set them up as staff move in.

Each checklist has a corresponding guide to provide assistance. In addition, there is a template for monthly checks that should be carried out within a workplace.

Note: You can modify checklists to suit the work that is carried out in your area.

Accommodation

Classrooms and lecture theatres

Laboratories

Offices

Workshops

Radiation-related checklist

  • Radioactive material
  • X-Ray and irradiating apparatus
  • Ultraviolet

Due to the specialist nature of these hazards, it's important to use the following:

Monthly work area checks

View the following documents for information regarding monthly work area checks.

More information

If you have any queries or require more information, contact the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service.