Risk identification, assessment and management

Risk management will reduce the likelihood and severity of serious and adverse health and safety outcomes. Schools and early learning services need to understand what is going on in the business so risks are known, assessed and managed.


Our factsheets have been written for schools, ECE services and kōhanga reo to use.

Risk management (part 1) [PDF, 152 KB]: Guidance on identifying hazards, and hazards and their potential harm.

Risk management (part 2) [PDF, 148 KB]: Assessing and controlling risks, and reviewing control measures.

Risk management (part 3) [PDF, 146 KB]: How to assess potential risks arising from work activities.

Tools and resources for schools

These resources have been developed through the Sector Reference Group and NZSTA.

Tools for early learning services

Students on work experience

Health and safety information for school and employers


External Resources

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