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Risk (Pre-Control)
ID

Activities

General Description

Aspects

Impact

Consequence

Frequency

Risk (Post-Control)

Risk Level

Control Measure

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

ACTION/COMMENTS

All Activity Areas

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Use of energy for heating,


Resource Consumption /
cooling and lighting across
Depletion of natural resources
Energy (electricity and gas use)
all UWS activities
Use of energy for heating,
Emissions / Air conditioning
cooling and lighting across
units, gas etc
all UWS activities
Use of potable water
across all UWS wide
activities
Use of potable water in
cooling towers

Resource Consumption /
Water

General waste

Waste Generation / General


waste

Management of Contractors, Lessees and Entities


Management of
contractors, lessees and
entities
Management of
contractors, lessees and
entities

Release / Water

Local release of ozone depleting


substances and other
contaminants (CO2 equivalent and
Legionella)
Depletion of natural resources

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Use of landfill space or
incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases

Building Management
and Control System/Load
Management Control
System in some places

Air Conditioning
Maintenance Schedules

UWS Procurement
Procedure and Tender
Board Policy

Draft Architecture and Building


Services Policy and Manual to be
finalised and approved

Grounds and
Maintenance Contracts

Written into contracts to only mow


when required

Grounds and
Maintenance Contracts

Noise rating on machinery

DRAFT Waste
Management Procedure

Grounds staff only use Roundup


Bioactive - biodegradable and frog
friendly

Hazardous Materials
Register/Asbestos
program/WMS for
removal/UWS Asbestos
Safety Procedures

Emergency spill
response procedure TO
DO/Asbestos
program/Code of
Practice

As created by all UWS activities As created by all UWS activities

As created by all UWS activities Legal non-compliance

Buildings, Maintenance and Grounds


Resource Consumption /
Use of materials for
Depletion of natural resources
building, maintenance and Other Resources (building
materials, hazardous
construction activities
substances etc.)
Generation of dust, fumes Emission / To air of dust, fumes Change in local air quality
and particles during
and particulate matter
maintenance, construction
and grounds activities
Use of plant and machinery Emission / noise

Disturbance to local community


and fauna
Regulated waste
Waste Generation / Regulated Use of landfill space or
(hazardous)
incineration resulting in
Waste
atmospheric releases
Asbestos waste (buildings Waste Generation / Asbestos Use of landfill space or
incineration resulting in
on site may contain
Waste
atmospheric releases
asbestos)

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Storage of chemicals and


hazardous materials

Leaks and Spills / hazardous & Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
toxic substances,paints,
water
solvents, pesticides, fertilisers
etc.

September 2007

Water conserving
devices in new
projects/replacements
Comprehensive cooling
tower maintenance
schedules
DRAFT Waste
management
procedure/Recycling
contracts

SOME required to have


WMS/ ISO certified/
EMS and P in place
SOME required to have
WMS/ ISO certified/
EMS and P in place

UWS approach to energy


consumption is ad hoc - recommend
an energy audit conducted by
consultant

A/C units still use CFCs - further


work required to quantify leaks

Risk level reduced due to recycling


initiatives recently implemented - will
only improve if funding is granted

Procedures and EMS inductions


required

Procedures and EMS inductions


required

Water audit required - no systematic


plan currently in place - EMP to
address
Non Compliant - cooling towers water
release requires Sydney Water
wastewater permit

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Risk (Pre-Control)
ID

Activities

General Description

Aspects

Impact

Spillage of fuels or other


solvents and paints,
including from vehicles on
access roads and car
parks/ Spillage and use of
fertilisers and other
chemicals
Wash down of plant,
machinery and equipment

Release / Hydrocarbons into the Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
Environment /Run-off of
water
fertilisers and other materials

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Grounds clearance

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Delivery of materials

Vegetation Clearance / general Disturbance/destruction of flora


and fauna
grounds maintenance
Resource Consumption / fuel Depletion of natural resources
use

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18

Construction and
refurbishment of buildings

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Release / Wash down water


including concrete washout

Runoff / of sediment

Construction and
refurbishment
Construction and
refurbishment / compliance
with consent
Resource consumption /
Maintenance of gas supply maintenance of leaks
infrastructure/ energy
supply infrastructure

Construction and
refurbishment of buildings
Construction and
refurbishment of buildings

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21

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Aesthetic impact and visual
intrusion
Legal non-compliance

Risk (Post-Control)

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

Control Measure

ACTION/COMMENTS

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

Emergency spill
response procedure TO
DO

Emergency spill
response procedure /
Fleet washed off campus

Designated areas natural bushlands

Electric vehicles x 2

Contract Documents

Master Plans in
development

QA

Gas Boiler / A/C


Maintenance Schedules

Check in contracts that appropriate


codes are referred to.

Purchasing procedure/ IT
equipment Disposal
Policy

Recycled paper NOT currently used also paper audit to be conducted


refer draft EMPs

Electric vehicles

CPTED program

Appropriate permits

emergency spill
response procedure

UWS Shuttle bus service


at Penrith/ other services
State Govt

Gas rental

Maintenance contract

DRAFT Waste
Management Procedure

Spill Kits to be supplied to CWF


grounds vehicles -$

Depletion of natural resources

Office and General Teaching Areas


Use of office stationery, IT Resource Consumption
consumables
(paper, stationery, IT
consumables and IT hardware
etc.)
Delivery of materials,
Emission / Greenhouse gas
transport to and from the
emissions (car use, fuel use etc)
site by staff and students,
and inter-campus/on-site
travel
Use of lighting (outside and Emission / light
inside)

Depletion of natural resources and


other impacts relating to life-cycle
analysis of products

Use of office /lecture


theatre amenities
Transport to and from the
site by staff and students

Waste Generation / sewage

Transport to and from the


site by staff and students,
and delivery of materials

Resource Consumption / fuel


use

Compliance with Trade Waste


Permit
Contamination (direct or indirect)
of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Depletion of natural resources

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Use of gas

Leaks and Spills / fuel

Change in local air quality

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Use of extractor fans in


kitchens
General waste (including
packaging waste)

Emission / To air of
smoke/odours
Waste Generation / General
waste

Change in local air quality

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Leaks and Spills / car use


within car park areas

Change in local air quality

Nuisance issues and disturbance


to fauna

Kitchen/Catering facilities

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Use of landfill space or


incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases

September 2007

Dictated by Community Prevention


Through Enviornmental Design
Program

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Risk (Pre-Control)
ID

Activities

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General Description

Aspects

Impact

Production of waste
(including chemical and oil
related waste)
Biodegradable kitchen
waste

Waste Generation / Industrial


and hazardous waste (oils,
chemicals etc.)
Waste Generation /
Biodegradable waste

Use of landfill space or


incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases
Composting (+ve impact)

Storage and use of


cleaning materials and
kitchen oils
Production of waste water
from kitchen and amenities

Leaks and Spills / (cleaning


materials and oils etc.)

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Depletion of natural resources and
energy use

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Delivery of materials

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Delivery of materials

Waste Generation /
biodegradable waste

Resource Consumption / fuel Depletion of natural resources


use
Change in local air quality
Emission / Greenhouse gas
emissions (car use, fuel use etc)

Risk (Post-Control)

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

Control Measure

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

Kitchen oil recycled off


site by contractor

NIL COMPOSTING:
included in general waste

No SOPS - OH&S
committee just formed

Electric vehicles x 1 for


stores at Kingswood

Experiments/pracs
conducted at a microlevel - inductions and
SOPS

Comprehensive Fume
Cupboard Maintenance
Contract

Grease
traps/dishwashers AAA
ratd
Electric vehicles x 1 for
stores at Kingswood

ACTION/COMMENTS

Laboratories
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Depletion of natural resources

Use of materials for


research activities (food
and cleaning materials)

Resource Consumption /
Other Resources (including
hazardous and toxic materials)

Use of extraction units

Emission / To air of dust, fumes Change in local air quality


(volatile organics) and
particulate matter

Production of waste
(including chemical and
hazardous waste)

Waste Generation / Industrial


and hazardous waste (filters,
chemicals etc.)

Production of clinical waste Waste Generation / Clinical


Waste

Use of landfill space or


incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases

Incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases

Storage and use of


Leaks and Spills / (Hazardous Contamination (direct or indirect)
of soil, groundwater and surface
laboratory supplies (acids, and toxic materials etc.)
water
alkalis and hazardous
chemicals)

Storage and use of radioisotopes

Emissions / To air from


radioactive isotopes

Storage and use of fuels


Emissions/ Leaks and Spills
and gases (e.g. LPG, gas
cylinders)
Transportation to and from Resource Consumption / fuel
field trips, delivery of
use
materials

OHS/R&A Action Plan in place as


result of EMS report - consequnetly
reduces risk

OHS/R&A Action Plan in place


consequently reduces risk

Low level radioisotopes only at


Campbelltown and Parramatta

OHS Draft Laboratory


Safety Guidelines

Contracted
buses/student
transport/store vehicles

Contracted
buses/student
transport/store vehicles

Local release of radiation

Change in local air quality

Depletion of natural resources

Change in local air quality


Transportation to and from Emission / Greenhouse gas
field trips, delivery of
emissions (car use, fuel use etc)
materials

UWS OHS Draft


Laboratory Safety
Guidelines/UWS
Hazardous Substances
and Dangerous Goods
Procedures
Stericorp clinical waste
contractors at all
campuses
UWS OHS Draft
Laboratory Safety
Guidelines/UWS
Hazardous Substances
and Dangerous Goods
Procedures
UWS OHS Draft
Laboratory Safety
Guidelines/UWS
Hazardous Substances
and Dangerous Goods
Procedures

Fume Cupboards not all compliant CWF and OHS issue to be


invesitgated but from an
environmental perspecitve risk is
reduced by maintenance schedules

September 2007

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ID

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Activities

General Description

Agricultural and Horticultural Activities


Use of materials to
enhance/enable crop and
livestock growth

Aspects

Resource Consumption /
(pesticides, fertilisers, seed,
feed etc.)

Impact

Consequence

Frequency

Use of plant and machinery Emission / To air of dust, fumes Change in local air quality
and particulate matter

Use of plant and machinery Emission / Greenhouse gas


Change in local air quality
emissions (car use, fuel use etc)
Use of water for farming
activities and amenities
Use of water for farming
activities and amenities

Depletion of natural resources


Runoff / to surface and
groundwater
Resource consumption / water Contamination (direct or indirect)
of soil, groundwater and surface
water by salinity
Wash down of plant,
Contamination (direct or indirect)
Release / Wash down water
machinery and equipment including chemicals
of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Transport of crops and
Transportation / (consumption Depletion of natural resources
animals for sale
of energy)
Application of fertilisers and Emission / To air of dust, fumes Change in local air quality
pesticides and ploughing
(from spraying pesticides etc)
fields etc.
and particulate matter

Application of fertilisers and Runoff / to surface and


pesticides etc.
groundwater

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Risk Level

ACTION/COMMENTS

Work practices - on an
as needs basis

Hawkesbury Water
Reuse Scheme / EMP

Use of potable water low

Hawkesbury Water
Reuse Scheme / EMP

HWRS monitoring in place

HWRS water only wash


downs

Wash downs of pesticides etc?

By UWS vehicles

Workcover Code of
Practice/UWS
Guidelines for the
Storage and Handling of
Fertilisers and Fertiliser
Blends /UWS Hazardous
Substances and
Dangerous Goods
Procedures

Workcover Code of
Practice/UWS
Guidelines for the
Storage and Handling of
Fertilisers and Fertiliser
Blends /UWS Hazardous
Substances and
Dangerous Goods
Procedures

Pesticide/fertiliser storage not


adequate - needs $

Stored under cover and locked

Decline in surface and


groundwater quality

Emission / Explosion caused by Change in local air quality


fire or combustion

Frequency

Storage and use of fuel and Leaks and Spills / (oil and fuel, Contamination (direct or indirect)
other chemicals
of soil, groundwater and surface
fertilisers and pesticides etc.)
water

Storage of fodder and


materials leading to
spontaneous combustion

UWS Farm Safety


Guidelines/Workcover
Code of Practice/UWS
Guidelines for the
Storage and Handling of
Fertilisers and Fertiliser
Blends
Work practices cultivating in optimum
conditions and regular
servicing on machinery

Consequence

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Risk Level

Depletion of natural resources

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Risk (Post-Control)
Control Measure

Workcover Code of
Practices/UWS
Guidelines for the
Storage and Handling of
Fertilisers and Fertiliser
Blends /Hazardous
substances and
Dangerous Goods
Procedures/ Draft UWS
Emergency spill
response procedure

UWS Farm Safety


Guidelines

September 2007

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Activities

ID
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Aspects

Production of waste
Waste Generation / General
(containers (pesticides etc) waste (inert and solid)
& other non-chemical and
some biosolids))

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Production of waste
(including chemical and
clinical waste)
Undertaking general
farming activities
(ploughing, excavation etc.)

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60

Waste Generation / Industrial


and hazardous waste (filters,
chemicals etc.)
Land use / including noncultivated land

General farming activities Emission / Noise


(use of plant and
machinery etc.)
General farming activities Runoff / of sediment
(use of plant and
machinery etc.)
General farming activities Disturbance of natural flora
(movement of livestock,
and fauna
storage of fodder and grain,
distribution of organics,
etc.)
Disposal of carcasses
Waste Generation / Burial of
wastes

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General Description

Water Management and Reuse


Water Treatment Plant

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68

Impact

Consequence

Frequency

Risk (Post-Control)

Risk Level

Use of landfill space or


incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases

Use of landfill space or


incineration resulting in
atmospheric releases
Destruction/ Disturbance of
threatened flora

Workcover Code of
Practice / UWS
Guidelines for the
Storage and Handling of
Fertilisers and Fertiliser
Blends / DRAFT Waste
Management Procedure

DRAFT Waste
Management Procedure

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water

Refer to aspects register


within EMP

Refer to aspects register within


EMP

Maintenance of water
supply infrastructure
Extraction of groundwater
and surface water
Research and field works
within protected sites
(including water bodies and
wetlands)
Irrigation of lawns, fields
and agricultural areas

Resource consumption /
maintenance of leaks
Resource consumption / use
of groundwater supply
Disturbance of natural
environment

Depletion of natural resources

Green waste

Waste Generation /Green


Waste

Depletion of natural resources


Decline in conditions of water
bodies and associated ecology

Emission / Contaminated water Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water

Gorunds and Landscape


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Buildings
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HWRS

Recycling and re-use of


Waste Generation /
equipment and other
Recycling/Re-use waste
materials
Surface water management Emission / Release of water
and storage
and sediments to environment

Reduction of sedimentation and


control of flooding (+ve)

Risk Level

ACTION/COMMENTS

Staffing shortages at Hort. No one to


handle this aspect.

As above
ENDANGERED CUMBERLAND
PLAIN vegetation :Fencing to be
examined / in a position to apply for
external funding once site
assessment completed /
management group formed/ voluntary
bush regeneration 2006

UWS Farm Safety


Guidleines

Not able to monitor however none observed

REDUNDANT

Venison sold/Offal taken


to Bushes Pet Foods Burial Pit

Burial pit in Yarramundi paddocks access?

HWRS EMPS,SOPS,
OHS committee

Water now teritary treated NOT


secondary

Maintenance Schedules

Stormwater reticulation

Buffer Zones

Comprehensive Water
Quality Monitoring
Program/ Soil Monitoring
Program

DRAFT Waste
Management Procedure

Waste management
procedure/Contracts

Composting (+ve impact)

Reduction in raw materials (+ve


impact)

Frequency

Positive Impacts
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Consequence

NSW Threatened
Species Conservation
Act 1995 /EPBC
ACT/Fenced off areas

Disturbance to local community

Contamination (direct or indirect)


of soil, groundwater and surface
water
Distribution and promotion of
weeds, exotic species, vermin and
pests

Control Measure

September 2007

At Hort. No instrumentation - depend


on HWRS monitoring ascheme
General farming activities now leased
out in high risk areas (Yarramundi
and Clarence Paddocks)

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Activities

ID
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HWRS
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HWRS
Office and General
Teaching areas

General Description

Aspects

Distrubance/Improvement /
Surface water management Natural flora and fauna
and storage
Water harvesting
Resource consumption /
conservation (+ve)

Impact

Improvement of ecology by
creation of habitat (+ve)

Conservation of potable water


supply (+ve)
Reduction in raw materials (+ve
Recycling and re-use of
Waste Generation /
equipment and other goods Recycling/Re-use waste (paper impact)
etc)

Risk (Post-Control)

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

September 2007

Control Measure
Hawkesbury Water
Recycling Scheme wetlands
EMP - to identify and
monitor reductions in the
use of potable water and
thus cost savings
Waste management
procedure/Recycling
contracts

Consequence

Frequency

Risk Level

ACTION/COMMENTS