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Hazards and risks

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Schools are involved in many activities that present a range of hazards. These hazards and associated risks must be managed to ensure the safety of staff, students and others. Information about managing common hazards is included in this section.

Topics

The following sections include departmental procedures and guidelines, resources, legislation and related links. Click on the subject area for more information.

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Disaster and emergency planning

The department's Emergency and Security Management Unit (ESMU) is responsible for developing state-wide emergency management policy, providing emergency advice and assistance to state schools and departmental workplaces.

Find detailed information at the disaster and emergency management web page.

Fire safety information has been developed by the department’s infrastructure services branch and is available to department workplaces through the OnePortal page 'FireSafety'.

Departmental procedures and guidelines

Resources

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Last updated 14 February 2024