Safety Bulletin: Transportation of Chemicals, Use of New Risk Assessment Templates & Authorisation of Risk Assessments
Make sure you're up-to-date with the latest information for 2022
Transportation of Chemicals
It remains of utmost importance for all areas containing hazardous chemicals to stay abreast of and implement any and all relevant requirements of the Chemical Safety Management HSW Handbook chapter.
Start 2022 by having a look at your local transportation processes. Are transportation processes (including across campus by foot) included in your risk assessments and SOP's? They should be.
Have a look at Appendix G (one page) of the aforementioned HSW Handbook chapter for a simple guide as to what kind of hazards and controls should be considered regarding the transportation of hazardous chemicals.
Use of New Risk Assessment Templates
New risk assessment templates for the University have been developed and are now in use. They are available via the following sections of the Sciences HSW intranet:
There is no obligation to convert your existing risk assessments over to the new format. However, any new risk assessments should be completed by using the new templates.
Authorisation of Risk Assessments
Reminder that all risk assessments require a signature:
- Low & Medium residual risk: Supervisor/Person in control of the area/activity
- High residual risk: Head of School
- Very High residual risk: Executive Dean
For activities with a residual risk rating of High or Very High, the Head of School or Executive Dean, respectively, is to raise a risk under the University’s Risk management framework through the University Risk Register system.