University Risk Register (URR)
The University has a resource to help support risk management practices across all sections of the University – the University Risk Register (URR). The URR is a simple, web based tool that facilitates the identification and assessment of risk, monitoring and review of risks, and standardised reporting of risks. It will enable individual areas to build a "risk profile" over time and will also allow the University, as an organisation, to report to those internal committees, auditors and external stakeholders seeking assurance that risks are being managed.
The URR has been developed to facilitate the management of operational risks. These are the risks that arise from the day-to-day work of the University, or the business or project related risks associated with individual faculties, schools or centralised areas.
- Feasibility of a project or field activity
- Risks relating to the application for funding
- The impact of a growth in student demand
- Security risks
- Potential risks for expanding current programs
- Risks relating to the storage of research material
- The risk of water penetration due to ageing infrastructure
- Relationship with new collaborating partners
The URR does not replace other registers such as RMSS (used for Health & Safety, and Legal Compliance); instead it acts as an adjunct to these systems to support operational risks. The reporting and managing of risks associated with health and safety remains the responsibility of the HR branch, Health, Safety & Wellbeing team and University Health & Safety Committee, while any risks of a specific academic nature rest with the University’s Academic Board.
The URR allows any staff member to Log a Risk.
In logging a risk, staff are asked to describe the risk or concern they have and identify where the risk exists. Determining who needs access to use the URR will be up to the local area (whether the Faculty, School or Branch) to decide. All users will require some basic training which will initially be provided by the Manager Risk Services.
If you require access to the register or training to use the register, please contact Anne Hill (Manager Risk Services) on (08) 8313 4603.