About the Project

RMIT is committed to enhancing health and safety performance standards, systems, strategies, processes and outcomes in accordance with all regulatory requirements, through the establishment of global health, safety and wellbeing standards and expectations.

The Global Safety Model (GSM) Project has been initiated based on a review of the current framework, which highlighted areas for improvement.

The project will aim to embed Health, Safety and Wellbeing into the way we operate, so we can achieve simplicity and consistency in managing risks, incidents and hazards. The GSM Project applies to all RMIT staff, students, contractors and visitors globally.

The Project consists of the development, consultation and implementation of a RMIT Health Safety and Wellbeing Framework aligned to OHSAS 18001. This will be supported by the introduction of a new online software for notification, escalation, reporting and management of existing and potential hazards, incidents and injuries.

HSWMS Framework

  • We are building simple Health, Safety and Wellbeing processes and guidance materials to ensure consistency across RMIT; this will include clear roles and responsibilities.
  • The new framework will become the minimum requirement for managing Health Safety and Wellbeing at RMIT.
  • The GSM Project will impact everyone at RMIT.
  • Processes and guidance material will be cascaded down to the respective groups for consultation.

IT Software Solution (P.R.I.M.E.)

The way we report incidents, hazards and manage injuries will improve.

  • A new HSW Software Solution, P.R.I.M.E., will replace SafetySuite across RMIT.
  • P.R.I.M.E. is simple, intuitive and will be accessible from any device.
  • P.R.I.M.E. offers 24/7 incident or hazard reporting.
  • Real time data available for statistical reporting.
  • Notifications and escalations will be automated. Ensuring the incident can be actioned and escalated as required.

The HSW software solution will partner with 4 school/departments in 2016. From January 2017 the roll out will continue throughout the rest of RMIT, RMIT Training, RMIT Vietnam and RMIT Europe.


We can improve the way we do things at RMIT. Our journey started with your feedback, which has helped us shape the project. The next phase will begin with the commitment from our leaders across the University in 2017. Stay tuned for more information.


Phase 1

  • Project kick off – completed (June 2016)

Phase 2a

  • Documented Management System developed (December 2016)
  • OHS Risk Management integrated with Enterprise Risk Management (December 2016)
  • Consultation and communication process will commence end of 2016 (2016-2018)

Phase 2b

  • Identification of four partner schools and departments to launch the software solution.
  • Integrated software solution rolled out and in use in four partner school/departments (November - December 2016)
  • Safety leadership training conducted for senior leaders (December 2016)
  • Implementation plan for safety leadership training across RMIT developed (October 2016)

Phase 3

  • OHS Leadership training and information sessions delivered (December 2017)
  • HSW Management System fully implemented (2018)