Common hazards and risks in the Education sector:

  • lifting, carrying, and moving children and objects
  • working at low levels (on the floor or children’s furniture)
  • slips, trips, and falls, for example on the floor or children’s furniture
  • standing on chairs and tables to put artwork up
  • communicable diseases
  • work-related stress
  • bullying and harassment

Risk management process

  1. Find the hazards in your workplace.
  2. Assess the risks associated with those hazards. You don’t have to do a formal risk assessment if there is already information about the risk and how to control it.
  3. Control the risks.
  4. Monitor and review your risk controls. Revise the controls if they are not working.
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