Hazards and incidents

ANU staff have a duty of care to ensure that all injuries or near misses are reported.

To report an incident, hazard or near miss:

  1. Log in to Figtree
  2. Complete an incident, hazard or near miss notification.

What is a hazard?

A hazard is a situation that may currently exist or could arise out of a set of circumstances. There is a potential risk that the hazard may lead to a dangerous situation.

What is a near miss?

A near miss is an incident that occurs where no one was injured but there was potential for harm.

What is an incident?

An incident is an event that exposes a worker or any other person to a risk to their health and safety.

The reporting of incidents and identification of hazards is critical in achieving a safe workplace as it prompts action to prevent any future accidents or injuries.