Hazard Identification Tool (HIT)


The following link will take you to a log-in screen where you can log-in with your student OASIS details and fill in the HIT online.  When you submit, the HIT will automatically email your Supervisor to confirm your hazard identification.  Upon completion, you and your supervisor will both receive an email containing the HIT Feedback information about the hazardous materials you want to work with.

Postgraduate by Coursework Students are not yet able to access the above link. If you cannot access the online HIT you will need to use the form: HIT for HDR Students [.docx – 76kB]. If you need assistance, please email the ORD Hazardous Materials Advisors.


The online HIT for staff is currently in development. In the meantime, please use the following link to download the form.

If you need assistance, please email the ORD Hazardous Materials Advisors.

Identifying the hazards associated with hazardous materials

Before conducting research or teaching activities at Curtin, you must identify the hazards inherent in your work, document your safety protocols in a written risk assessment, and seek any approvals you need from Curtin or Government regulatory bodies.

The Hazard Identification Tool (HIT) will assist you in identify the chemicals, radiation, and biological and environmental hazards associated with your work. When you have submitted the Tool, you will get feedback about any approvals you need to seek from Curtin or Government regulatory bodies before you can begin work and advice about the appropriate controls for your risk assessment.

The HIT for HDR students should be filled out as part of the candidacy approval process.  The HIT for Staff can be used by new staff when planning, and by existing staff when changing or reviewing activities.

Health and safety risk assessment

All research, (even that which does not involve hazardous materials) requires a risk assessment to be completed. This is to ensure that you identify the hazards associated with your research and that appropriate controls are put in place. Please go to the Health, Safety and Emergency Management website and complete the Generic Risk Assessment form. Should your research be classed as fieldwork education (See definition) please complete the fieldwork documentation also found via the HSEM webpage. For assistance with completing the forms email HSEM and one of their advisors will contact you.