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1 HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & RISK ASSESSMENT TOOL Hazard identification You have an obligation to identify, assess and control any foreseeable hazards that may result as a consequence of your actions. If it is not reasonably practicable to eliminate the risk posed then you must take steps to control it. Event organisers have an obligation to work within the risk management process to achieve the above. Risk management involves assessing the potential harm of these hazards and introducing safe systems of work to eliminate or control then to an acceptable level. It is the process of; 1. Identifying any foreseeable hazard - anything in the workplace that has potential to harm anyone at the workplace, e.g. moving parts in machinery, toxic chemicals, manual handling tasks, faulty electrical equipment or leads etc. 2. Assessing the risk from the hazard - finding out how significant the risk is e.g. will it cause a serious injury, illness or death and how likely is this to occur? 3. Eliminating the hazard or if this is not possible, controlling the risk from the hazard - implementing strategies to eliminate or control the hazard e.g. design equipment differently, add machine guards, use safer chemicals, providing lifting devices to minimise manual handling or use personal protective equipment, having electrical appliances tested and tagged by an electrician etc. When controlling hazards the following hierarchy of controls should be used. 1. Eliminate the Hazard 2. Substitute the Hazard Substitute the Hazard 3. Engineering Controls. Administrative Controls 5. Personal Protective Equipment

2 Risk Assessment Tool Risk Assessment When you have identified a hazard you must assess how dangerous it is. Ask yourself: how likely is it that an injury or illness will occur and how seriously could someone be affected? This is risk assessment. You must take into consideration during this process the nature of those who may come into contact with your actions (i.e children, those with disabilities etc) and ensure any safety controls will be effective for everyone. The level of risk will determine the priority assigned to its elimination or control There are many types of hazards and methods for assessing them will differ. An event organiser must: Evaluate the likelihood of an injury or illness occurring and the likely severity of any injury or illness (table 1.1 included) Review all available health and safety information relevant to the hazard (for example, information from the supplier of plant material safety data sheets, labels, previous incident, injury or illness reports etc) Identify factors that contribute to the risk (for example, layout and condition of the working environment; capability, skill, experience and age of people ordinarily doing the work; systems of work being used and reasonably foreseeable abnormal conditions) Identify actions necessary to eliminate or control the risk; and Identify any records necessary to be kept to ensure that risks are eliminated or controlled In assessing the identified hazards for the RISK the employer should: Judge the severity of any harm. Consider if it could cause: o Permanent disability, ill health or death; o Long term illness or serious injury; o Require medical attention with someone off work for several days; or o Someone to require first aid. Judge the likelihood of the harm occurring: o Very likely - (could happen any time) o Likely - (could happen sometime) o Unlikely - (could happen but very rarely) o Very unlikely - (could happen but probably never will)

3 Risk Assessment Tool Risk assessment Matrix High (work can not commence) Medium Risk Low Risk What is the consequences if the hazard occurs Kill or cause permanent disability What is the likely hood of the hazard occurring Very High Risk Very likely to Happen High Risk Could Happen Medium Risk Could Happen, but unlikely Low Risk Highly unlikely to happen Cause major property damage over $ 50,000 + H H H M Serious injury or long term illness Cause considerable property damage over $ 10,000 under $50,000 Time of work, requiring medical attention Cause property damage over $ 500 under $10,000 First Aid required, minor injury H H M M H M M L May cause property damage but unlikely M M L L If the hazard is rated as High Risk then work can not commence until the hazard is eliminated or safely controlled.

4 The following template can be used to identify and control hazards. It has been partially completed to assist you in understanding the process however this should not be considered in any way exhaustive and event organisers must undertake their own assessment and complete a blank form. Description of Duty: Event details: Reference N o Council only List here the nature and scope of the event List the location, time, date, approx numbers attending, type of Date risk service/entertainment being organised i.e Lions family fun day consisting of small amusement rides for assessment children, BBQ and live music Completed Persons involved in the production and completing the risk assessment Position Name Sign. Equipment/ Plant Personal Protective Qualifications/ Certificates of Legislation/ Standards/ Codes of Practice applicable Approvals, Permits or Required Equipment Required (PPE) to the Duty Mobile phone or two way to report incidents, contact emergency services, call for assistance if injured or attacked. PA system Gloves Safety glasses Hearing protection Safety footwear Sunhat UV Protection - Sunscreen High visibility clothing Collared Shirt Competency/ Training Experience Required to Carry out/ complete Duty: OHS Awareness Manual handling Must be aware of OH&S requirements, manual handling procedures, Australian standards for safe work codes for electrical cabling, food handling requirements, responsible serving of alcohol. Desirable First Aid Certificate. OH&S Act 2000 & OH&S Regulations 2001 OH&S Regulation 2001: Chapter 2 Equipment Maintenance Checks, Required to Carry out/ Complete the Duty RTA traffic management plan Park use approval form

5 Job Steps Potential Hazards Rating Hazard Control Measures Person responsible Break the job down into a series of steps. Each step should accomplish some major task. Identify the job steps in the order in which they are performed. Pack material/equipment and drive to site Identify all the possible hazards associated with each step. Refer to the back of this sheet for examples of potential hazards. Manual handling Slips, trips and falls 6 Using the first two columns as a guide, specify the actions to be taken to eliminate the hazards or minimise the risk of incidents and accidents Staff/volunteers trained in manual handling techniques, trolleys provided, group lifts Visual inspection, suitable footwear Organiser etc, etc Crush injuries i.e dropping a table on your foot PPE (personal protective equipment such as gloves, boots etc), as required Site setup etc, etc Manual handling Slips, trips and falls Crush injuries i.e dropping a table on your foot Damage to underground services by placement of tent pegs Staff/others being hit by moving traffic (as store holders set up) Staff/volunteers trained in manual handling techniques, trolleys provided, group lifts Visual inspection, remove potential trip hazards, suitable footwear PPE (personal protective equipment such as gloves, boots etc), as required Site operation Environmental ie sun, noise bush fire etc etc 2 Suitable PPE i.e sun hat, long trousers and long sleeved shirts, sun block, adequate shade, take plenty of fluids. Emergency assembly point established nd, as required

6 emergency site response plan developed and communicated to all staff/store holders. Stores set up Job Steps Potential Hazards Rating Hazard Control Measures Person responsible Break the job down into a series of steps. Each step should accomplish some major task. Identify the job steps in the order in which they are performed. etc, etc Clean up site and return home Identify all the possible hazards associated with each step. Refer to the back of this sheet for examples of potential hazards. Electrocution damage to underground services (water, power, gas etc) Trip hazards 1 1 Using the first two columns as a guide, specify the actions to be taken to eliminate the hazards or minimise the risk of incidents and accidents Well away from stage PA system and facing in opposite direction electrical leads and appliances tested and tagged, cords elevated, all electrical equipment weather proofed, generators supplied and installed by professional company Dial before you dig, pot hole to determine locations, services locations to be marked out on site with surveyor paint. Tent strings highlighted with traffic cones and tiger tags, table and displays does not protrude outside of tent frontage. Organiser Organiser

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