Minimising hazards and risks

​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 we can prevent accidents, injuries and other damage.

How you can 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.

Download AUT Event Notification form – Accident, Incident, Near Miss & Hazard

Need more information?

Find out how to report safety incidents​.

Contact us

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Phone: 0800 AUT SAFE (0800 288 7233)

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