Health and safety update: Goodbye RMSS, hello Assura

Yes, that’s right, we’re implementing a new, simple to use and very easy on the eye, health and safety reporting system – Assura!
From 1 November, you can log into Assura to report health and safety incidents, as well as concerns about safety so that action can be taken before an incident occurs. You can also report successes and positive behaviour.


This is part of developments in People and Culture and in ITS to empower staff and to improve our tools and technology.
Health and safety is the responsibility of us all, so please look out for an email on 1 November officially launching Assura and providing you with the links and resources you need to get started.
Assura’s alignment with our values is clear, in particular manaakitanga (caring about and empowering others) and tiakitanga (nurturing our resources, including people). This new Health and Safety development also lines up directly with utu, or reciprocity. Utu underpins our values and recognises the link between actions and reactions; all actions require an appropriate response, whether positive or negative.


Please note that you will be able to continue using existing systems, such as:
Report It – for anonymous reporting of bullying and sexual harassment or abuse.
BEIMS – for maintenance jobs in the office or around campus
• Department risk registers – an overview of everything in a department that could cause harm, a list of risks and how they are managed
Hazard reporting –Continue to report general hazards to security and record hazards on the departmental risk register.
• Physical Condition Checks – Record physical condition inspections for offices, workshops, and laboratories.

If you have any questions, please email health-safety@canterbury.ac.nz.