An essential component of the University's OHS Management System is health and safety auditing. The University conducts regular internal health and safety audits, and participates in scheduled independent, external audits. A primary objective of OHS auditing is continual improvement of OH&S systems to ensure the University continues to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, students, contractors, visitors and neighbours.

General OHS Workplace Assessment Checklist

All workgroups within the University are required to assess their workplace at least annually. This assessment should be carried out by the local Safety Coordinator (WHSC), with assistance from the local Health and Safety Representative (HSR).  Records must be maintained locally for auditing purposes.

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Chemical Safety Inspection Checklist

Facilities using/storing chemicals at the University are encouraged to review chemical management practices within their workplace at least annually. This assessment should be carried out by the local Safety Coordinator (WHSC), with assistance from the Facility Manager. Records must be maintained locally for auditing purposes.

Corrective Action Plan

A "Corrective Action Plan" (CAP) is required to be developed following health and safety inspections and  assessments, summarising recommendations to ensure ongoing and continual improvement of OH&S Management Systems at UQ. The CAP should be tabled at the relevant local OH&S Committee Meeting, and discussions and progress minuted for auditing purposes.

OHS Management Systems Audits

Internal OHS Audit Program

Each year, the University audits a selection of workgroups across it's range of campuses and off-campus sites. A sub-set of the National Self-Insurers OHS Audit Tool is used during the internal OH&S audits, focusing on Element 3 (Implementation). A review of performance against the OH&S Goals for the University is also undertaken. A report detailing the findings and recommended corrective actions is submitted to the audited area.

External OHS Audits

As a self-insured organisation for workers compensation, the University is required to demonstrate adequate systems for the management of occupational health and safety, verified by passing an independent, external audit against the National Self-Insurers OHS Audit Tool.

OHS Audit Coordinator

Kris Fraser
Email: k.fraser@uq.edu.au 
Phone: 07 336- 56122

Health and Safety Auditing section

OHS Incident Investigation

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