A hazard is anything that may cause harm - like broken glass, faulty equipment or blocked emergency exits. It's important to minimise hazards at AUT, so that we can prevent accidents, injuries and other damage.
How can you minimise hazards in AUT buildings
You're responsible for minimising hazards during your study at AUT. You should:
- Follow instructions on how to use facilities and equipment, including using safety clothing.
- Do a 'Hazard identification and Control Exercise' to manage potential risk - ask your lecturer or a technician for information
- Tell your lecturer about hazards you can't fix yourself, especially if the hazard could cause serious harm to anyone
- Follow standard health and safety advice around things like heavy lifting, trip hazards and operating machinery - read the campus health and safety procedures information.
Health and safety procedures
What to do if you see a hazard
If you notice a hazard, something that could harm you or someone else, report it immediately to your lecturer or a technician, and fill in a report form.
See the Reporting safety incidents and hazards page for more information and complete the AUT Hazard Report form.
Reporting safety incidents and hazards
Download AUT Hazard Report form