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1 Hazard Table Hazard Types Any Hazard Kinetic / Mechanical Gravitational Thermal and/or Explosive Electrical Pressurised Chemicals / Substances Radiation Biological Manual Handling / Postural Noise and/or Vibration Psychological, Mental, Social and Medical Hazard Examples When determining hazards associated with a particular task, consideration must also be given to the exposure of personnel, the environment and assets external to the work task being undertaken. Contact with moving plant/parts (cutting, shearing, drawing in, entanglement, etc) Contact with sharp objects/edges Contact with moving vehicles/mobile plant Struck by projectiles or ejected items (including struck in the eye by foreign object) Mechanical damage to services, personal protective equipment or other items Fall from height Falling object from height Slips and trips Access/work beneath a suspended load/unstable object Fire/Explosion Ignition of gas/dust in a hazardous area Contact with hot/cold objects/parts Excessively hot/cold environments (including heat stress) Contact with live electrical parts (overhead power line, welding electrode, induced voltage) Exposure to high fault currents (within switchboards, battery banks) Mechanical damage to power leads/fixed electrical wiring Ingress of water into electrical components Release of a stored gas, liquid, solid under pressure Release of spring/tension energy Contact with pressurised agent Inhalation of dusts, gases, fumes, vapours and mists Ingestion of chemicals/substances Absorption of chemicals/substances through the skin Exposure to ionising radiation source (industrial radiography, nondestructive testing) Exposure to non-ionising radiation source (ultraviolet, laser, welding flash, infrared, microwave, radiofrequency) Exposure to algal, bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic agents (skin contact, ingestion, inhalation) Animal, insect and spider bites/stings Sharps/needle-stick exposure Handling heavy, unstable or awkward objects/loads Repetitious movements Maintaining static or awkward work postures Tool use that requires excessive force Exposure to increased noise (levels that may cause hearing damage/ employee discomfort) Contact with vibrating plant/vehicles Contact with vibrating tools/objects Working for excessive time periods and/or while fatigued Working under the influence of alcohol/drugs or other agents Exposure to workplace bullying, harassment, violence Date Issued February 2008 Page 1 of 5

2 Hazard Types Work Environment Environmental Aviation Safety Hazard Examples Inadequate lighting Wet/slippery floor/surface Uneven/unstable ground or working surface Weather conditions (including flooding, lightning, wind) Working alone Unfavourable atmospheric conditions (including dusty or oxygen depleted areas) Restricted access or working space Inability to communicate due to noise Inability to swim Air contamination from uncontrolled release of a gas or stored chemical Water contamination (including oil spill, disposal into stormwater or incorrect drain) Ground contamination (including oil, chemical/contaminant spills) Release of a harmful solid, liquid or gas during transport on/off site Bush Fire/Explosion Incorrect waste disposal Import of unauthorised soils, materials, plants or machinery Wildlife control Foreign Object Debris etc Date Issued February 2008 Page 2 of 5

3 Controls Guide, Risk Analysis & Approval Tables Controls Guide Hierarchy of Control Options Hierarchy of Control Descriptions Hierarchy Option Description 1 Elimination The complete removal of the hazard The removal of a plant/equipment item, plant process or personnel work process in which a required outcome can still be achieved. 2 Substitution The implementation of an alternative that replaces the hazard with another less damaging one The use of an alternative plant/equipment item, work process, substance, material, etc. 3 Engineering / Isolation 4 Administrative / Training 5 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) The engineering of the interface with the hazard The engineering of the plant/equipment item, working environment, current control options, etc such that additional space, barriers, guards, restrictions, mechanical ventilation or electrical/ mechanical isolations are implemented. The implementation of personnel awareness or training to reduce exposure to the hazard That is, the improvement of personnel awareness through formal instructions, training, procedural development, etc and the limiting of hazard exposure through job rotation, altering the timing of the exposure, etc. The use of personal protective measures to guard the people from the hazard That is, a device, item of clothing or substance used to provide a barrier or some form of personal protection. Date Issued February 2008 Page 3 of 5

4 Risk Analysis Tables Consequence Table The consequence that is probable from the event happening. Description Level Health & Safety Environment Extreme Multiple fatalities or permanent injuries to multiple persons that prevents continuation of work or the onset of severe or life threatening irreversible health effects for multiple persons. Critical Single fatality or permanent injury that prevents continuation of work or the onset of severe or life threatening irreversible health effects. Major Minor Insignificant Injury, exposure or illness requiring medical treatment with lost time (compensable injury), or admission to hospital. Injury or exposure requiring first aid or minor medical treatment with no lost time. Incident or near miss no injury, treatment or adverse health effects. Extensive detrimental long term impacts on the environment and community (e.g. catastrophic &/or extensive discharge of persistent hazardous pollutant). Long term detrimental environmental or social impact (e.g. chronic &/or significant discharge of pollutant). Serious discharge of pollutant or source of community annoyance and requires remedial action. Short term, detrimental effect on the environment or social impact (e.g. minor discharge of pollutants). No lasting detrimental effect on the environment (e.g. noise, fumes, odour or dust emissions of short-term duration or a minor on-site spill that is immediately contained and cleaned up). Likelihood Table Likelihood of the event happening with controls in place. Rating Almost Certain Likely Possible Unlikely / Rare Description The event is expected to occur in most circumstances The event will probably occur at least once The event might occur at some time The event is not expected to occur or only in exceptional circumstances Risk Analysis Matrix The analysis process is to be done assuming that the selected controls will be implemented & work as intended. Consequence Insignificant Minor Major Critical Extreme Likelihood Almost Certain Medium Serious High High High Likely Medium Medium Serious High High Possible Low Medium Medium Serious Serious Unlikely / Rare Low Low Medium Medium Serious Approval Table Risk Level Description Role / Position Type Low Medium Serious High Immediate Supervisor / Work Coordinator Team or Section Coordinator / Manager Department / Group Manager No Approval Permitted Alternative controls must be implemented to minimise the risk involved. Date Issued February 2008 Page 4 of 5

5 AMENDMENT SHEET RECORD Issue Rev Date Initiator Reason Section Summary of Amendments HARDCOPY DISTRIBUTION RECORD Location of Controlled Hard Copy Date Issued February 2008 Page 5 of 5

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