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USING A RISK ASSESSMENT TABLE

Posted by Andrew Watters on

When assessing the risk of a particular hazard remember: The rating you use indicates the importance of the action required to minimise the Risk posed by the Hazard; The more Hazards you identify the greater the overall Risk on the site; Overall Risk increases as the number of people exposed to a Hazard increases; The more serious the potential impact to a person’s health from a Hazard the greater the Risk; and The frequency of exposure to a Hazard increases the Risk. Risk assessments need to be reviewed: When a hazard is identified; When a risk assessment is no longer...

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RISK IDENTIFICATION – HAZARDS AND RISKS

Posted by Andrew Watters on

A hazard is something that has the potential to cause injury, illness or damage where as a risk is the likelihood or probability that a hazard will cause an injury, illness or damage. For example, a substance can present a major hazard, but the risk of harm or damage to the health of a worker can be low if the substance is stored or applied correctly, correct PPE is being used, if it is present in small amounts and being used by an experienced specialist, etc. A common work practice may present a minor health or environmental hazard if it...

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WHS RISK CONTROL

Posted by Andrew Watters on

The table below describes the best methods of risk control from most effective to least effective:  

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