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Staff and students will return to campus as Federal and State Governments’ COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.
COVID-19 represents a recognised risk which needs to be managed, following the University’s Risk Management Procedure. This process follows the accepted approach of:
Current evidence has identified two basic modes of transmission presenting a high risk of infection:
1. Infected person to person – controlled by
2. Infected person to surface to person – controlled by
These controls are designed to reduce the likelihood of infection and have been incorporated into a generic risk assessment “Minimum requirements for a return to campus activities during the COVID-19 pandemic”. The risk assessment is identified in the SARAH WHS Risk Register as RA number 22199.
If for any reason these controls are not able to be applied, or if the risk level remains unacceptable, additional risk control measures must be identified through a customised risk assessment.
An additional risk assessment template has been developed to assist areas in assessing the suitability of control measures:
Areas are encouraged to update their existing risk assessments rather than clone these templates. Areas are also reminded that these templates serve to assist in considering options but should not be considered prescriptive.
The previous risk framework 19214 titled "Generic risk framework for conducting work at Monash facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic" is effectively superseded by these documents and will be archived.
With the reactivation of Monash campuses and the gradual return to on-campus activities and face-to-face events, it is important to understand correct COVID safe practices. Everyone is responsible for ensuring infection control principles and COVID safe practices are applied.
The Monash COVID Safe Practices training video is an online module that can be accessed via myDevelopment that provides the knowledge to help ensure all Monash activities and events are conducted in line with the Monash COVID Safe Plan and current Government health directives and restrictions.
The module will provide everyone with the knowledge and understanding of basic infection control procedures to help create a safe environment for our staff, students and visitors. It includes information about the University’s eight key COVID Safe strategies and how they apply across the diversity of Monash’s activities and locations.
Please click on the following deep link to access the program