Safety and Respect

The university affirms the right of every student to feel safe and respected; we also acknowledge that discrimination, harassment and other incidents do occur. 

When things go wrong and you feel you have not been respected, you need to know your options.

It's sometimes not ok to just ignore and do nothing. Taking steps can possibly help you;

  • Resolve the issue amicably
  • Prevent others experiencing a similar issue
  • Contribute to a change in systems or processes

The University has policies and procedures to help you navigate a way forward when respect has been damaged. Be familiar with these so you can not only assist yourself but also others. A community has to build respect and we are all responsible.

MySAFETY

MySAFETY is an online cloud based system that allows you to report hazards and incidents you may see or experience as a student at the University of Tasmania. 


What is a Hazard?

A hazard may be anything that has the potential to cause injury or illness to people, or damage to plant or equipment.

The reporting of incidents and identification of hazards is critical in achieving a safe workplace as it prompts action to prevent any future accidents and injuries.

What is an Incident?

An incident is an occurrence that has, or could have had, an adverse impact on people, property or equipment. This can include, incidents resulting in injury, illness, or "near misses" when there is potential for an injury or illness. It can also include damage to or failure of structure, motor vehicles or other plant and equipment.

As a student you have the option of logging a hazard or incident, you can also use the Report It function to report sexual harassment, assault, racism, bullying and discrimination.

Be the Change you want to see!