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Annual Assessment

Annual Safety Assessment

The Annual Safety Assessment (ASA) is a comprehensive study of your workplace and its operations to identify health and safety issues of concern. This information can be used to develop a plan to address safety issues. A Health and Safety Action Plan template has been provided for this purpose.

An ASA is required for all DET workplaces with over 30 workers. However, it is recommended that all DET workplaces conduct an ASA.

Normally, the ASA would be facilitated by your Health and Safety Advisor (HSA) - formally WHSO. For those workplaces which do not have a HSA, a person with a responsibility for health and safety at the workplace would be suitable to facilitate the ASA.

The two resources listed below are provided to assist with your ASA.

Annual Safety Assessment Fact Sheet Adobe PDF document242K

Annual Safety Assessment Template 2016 Microsoft® Word document882K

The Annual Safety Assessment Template contains the information and pro-formas required to complete the assessment and to identify issues of concern. It contains: details on the ASA process, a Health and Safety Action Plan template and the 13 criteria to be assessed

  1. Work Health and Safety Policy
  2. Management Responsibility
  3. Planning Processes
  4. Consultation
  5. Risk Management
  6. Healthy Lifestyle Programs
  7. Information Instruction and Training
  8. Injury Treatment and Management
  9. Claims Management
  10. Incident Recording Investigation Analysis and Review
  11. Measuring and Evaluating WHS Performance
  12. Reviewing WHS Performance

Health and Safety checklists

The following checklists are a guide only and may assist in understanding some of the health and safety considerations for these areas.

Building fire safety Microsoft® Word document343K
Canteen/tuckshop Microsoft® Word document590K
Classrooms Microsoft® Word document423K
Cleaner's store Microsoft® Word document346K
Design and technology Microsoft® Word document585K
Grounds Microsoft® Word document284K
Grounds' sheds Microsoft® Word document454K
Hallways and corridors Microsoft® Word document364K
Home economics Microsoft® Word document445K
Infection control and first aid Microsoft® Word document350K
Management systems Microsoft® Word document423K
Office and administration areas Microsoft® Word document265K
Science Microsoft® Word document481K
Swimming pools Microsoft® Word document428K

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