Reporting safety incidents and hazards

You must report incidents, near misses and hazards on campus immediately.

An incident is an event that may result in an injury, illness, or damage. An incident can also be a ‘near-miss’ – something that didn’t cause injury, illness or damage but had the potential to. A hazard is anything that can cause harm. 

How to report an incident or hazard

If you witness or experience an incident, accident or hazard, report it immediately to your lecturer or a technician. You must also fill in an incident or hazard report form.

These help us investigate issues, correct problems and also inform the Department of Labour if necessary.

Incidents and near misses

Use the AUT Incident Report form if you have an injury or illness caused as a result of your study at AUT – such as a fall on a slippery surface or a cut while using equipment. You should:

1.    Download the AUT Incident Report form
2.    Fill in page 1
3.    Fill in sections 1 and 2 on page 2
4.    Email or give the form to your lecturer or supervisor.

An incident report serves as a record in case there are complications later such as delayed health effects.

Hazards

Use the AUT Hazard Report form to tell us about a hazardous situation such as broken furniture or glass, faulty equipment or a blocked emergency exit. You should:

1.    Download the AUT Hazard Report form
2.    Fill in Section A
3.    Email or give the form to your supervisor or lecturer.

Last updated: 26-Sep-2016 3.25pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.