risk assessments

Society Risk Assessments

Risk Assessments are vital to the running of your society, protecting your members and essential to your affiliation to the Union. 

Risk Assessments are intended to identify hazards so that you can address, mitigate and prevent them, to ensure the smooth running of your event and safety of those attending.

General Risk Assessments

As part of your society's affiliation to the Union, you are required to submit a General Risk Assessment (GRA) each year.

A GRA must include:

  • Details and hazards of weekly events and activities (anything from meetings and rehearsals, to cooking classes and hikes). These are events that you know that your society will hold on a regular basis.
  • Details and hazards of recurring semesterly or annual events e.g. balls or theatrical performances.

Please use the template provided below for your society's General Risk Assessment.

Once your Risk Assessment is complete, please email it to unionra@ .

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Supplemental Risk Assessment

As part of your society's affiliation to the Union, you are required to submit a Supplemental Risk Assessment (SRA) whenever your society undertakes any unsuual, extraordinary or new activity or event.

A SRA must

  • Be submitted no later than two weeks before your event. Failure to do so will result in your society's event not being covered by the Union's insurance cover.
  • Include details and hazards of any unsuual, extraordinary or new activity or event.

Once your Risk Assessment is complete, please email it to unionra@ .

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But how do I write a Risk Assessment?

This is covered in Health and Safety Awareness training annually. If you did not attend, or have mislaid your notes from this session, please refer to the training slides and example risk assessments below.

 

Any further queries should be directed to the Union Risk Assessment Team at unionra@, or the Director of Student Development and Activities at dosda@ .