DIT HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICE

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "DIT HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICE"

Transcription

1 DIT HEALTH AND SAFETY OFFICE PROCEDURE TITLE Risk Assessment Procedure REVISION NO.: 5 NUMBER OF PAGES: 8 REFERENCE: Parent Health and Safety Statement Risk Assessment Template (DITRAT) Safety Inspection Procedure & Checklist Plant Inspection Checklist DATE OF ISSUE: May 2009 PROCEDURE This document outlines the procedure to be followed when performing a risk assessment. Definitions Hazard The ability, nature or property of a substance or situation which has the potential to cause harm in terms of human injury, ill health or damage to property or the environment. Risk The combination of the likelihood and consequence of the hazard occurring. Risk Assessment Procedure Heads of Faculty/Function will ensure that periodic risk assessments are completed, taking account of all activities/areas related to their College/Function. All risk assessments must be written and documented using the standard template (DITRAT) in accordance with safety legislation. The annual review of risk assessments should take place prior to commencement of the new academic year/semester. The risk assessment process should not delay remedial measures or prevent immediate action during the process. This is especially important if there is a risk of serious injury or illness. 1

2 Where in the opinion of the Health and Safety Officer, or other competent person, there is a risk of serious injury to personnel, he/she will have the authority to advise that process is stopped until adequate steps have been taken to eliminate the risk. Where the risk cannot be reduced to acceptable levels and departmental or risk reduction finance is not available, the Head of Function shall require the function to cease. As part of hazard identification, an assessment of the risk associated with each hazard should be conducted. A risk assessment should also be conducted when new information about a hazard is received or whenever there is a change in legislation or the workplace (e.g. change in work practices & systems of work, new equipment, new personnel). Depending on the nature of the hazard, the risk assessment process will vary from straightforward visual inspection of the workplace, through to formal quantitative assessment for high risk situations. In general, the risk assessment will involve one or more of the following: o Visual inspection/safety inspection o Audit o Test o Technical or scientific evaluation o Analysis of injury/incident data o Discussion with designer, manufacturer, supplier, employees or other relevant parties. o Quantitative assessment using a risk matrix. The main factors that need to be considered are: The nature of the hazard The likelihood (probability) of exposure Frequency and duration of exposure Number exposed Consequence of exposure-worst likely outcome. It is recommended that a safety inspection of the area is conducted prior to the risk assessment, so that minor issues are dealt with immediately. This will also assist with the hazard identification process. The procedure and checklist for this may be found in the Parent Health and Safety Statement. Responsibilities for Risk Assessments The risk assessment should involve those who are responsible for and/or most likely to be affected by the hazard. In-house expertise and information on the process/activities are critical to risk assessment completion. This may include the area supervisor, lecturer, technician, safety representative, health and safety committee member, postgraduate student etc. The College/Function Director will co-ordinate the risk assessment group. Person(s) conducting the risk assessment shall consult with those affected. The Health and Safety Office will provide an initial introduction to risk assessment techniques and will be available to advise all College/Functions on the process. 2

3 Steps to Risk Assessment Step 1 Look at the Hazards Hazards to health can be broad grouped into 5 categories: 1. Chemical 2. Physical 3. Biological 4. Fire 5. Human Factors. As part of the hazard identification step, the safety inspection checklist and the plant inspection checklist should be used to assist in the hazard identification process. All hazards should be listed and referenced on the standard template (DITRAT DIT Risk Assessment Template). Step 2- Decide who might be harmed and how Lecturers Students - undergraduate, postgraduate, apprentice, junior Office staff Maintenance Personnel Contractors People sharing the workplace Operators Cleaners Members of the public Staff with disabilities and students Visitors Inexperienced staff, young workers Lone workers Pregnant women Technicians Class Aides General Operatives Step 3 Evaluate the risk The risk is evaluated/assessed by looking at the probability of the hazard giving rise to problems and the consequent severity of that hazard, should it occur. 3

4 The following risk matrix charts are examples of what can be used: Consequence should exposure occur Probability of exposure to hazard Very likely Likely Unlikely Highly Unlikely Life Threatening High High High Medium Detrimental High High Medium Medium Harmful High Medium Medium Low Negligible Medium Medium Low Low The following two tables explain the meaning of each classification given above. Hazard Consequence Table Life Threatening Detrimental Harmful Negligible Hazard may cause death or total loss of one or more bodily functions (e.g. loss of/use of, an arm, eye, huge financial loss etc) Hazard may cause severe injury, illness or permanent partial loss of one or more bodily functions, or serious property damage, loss of production capability. Hazard may cause an incident that is reportable to the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) i.e. an incident that causes an employee to be absent for three or more consecutive days. Hazard may cause minor injury, illness or property damage, first-aid treatment only or no injury, low financial loss. Probability Rating Table Very Likely Likely Unlikely Highly Unlikely Exposure to hazard likely to occur frequently Exposure to hazard likely to occur but not frequently Exposure to hazard unlikely to occur Exposure to hazard so unlikely that it can be assumed that it will not happen. 4

5 Probable consequences associated with each event to be assessed in terms of damage to: Life Property Environment Stakeholders 5

6 Step 4- Control Measures Once the level of risk is determined, the control measures should reduce the risk to an acceptable or tolerable level. When deciding upon control measures, the Control Hierarchy principles should be applied in the following sequence: 1. Eliminate, Substitute, Reduce the hazard 2. Control it at source (enclose it) 3. Implement a safe system of work 4. Provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE is the last resort!) Once the controls are listed, the following questions should be answered: Do the precautions: Meet the Standards set by a legal requirement? Comply with a recognised industry standard? 6

7 Represent best practice? Reduce risks as far as reasonably practicable? If so, then the risks are adequately controlled. The precautions that are recommended should be referred to e.g. procedures, manuals, company rules etc. Step 5 Responsibility and Target Dates List the people designated with responsibility for implementation of the control measures and target dates for implementation. Risk Priority When assessing the risks and looking at the control measures to be implemented, the Risk Priority table should be referred to. Risk Priority Definitions of Priority Suggested TimeFrame High Situation critical, stop work immediately or consider cessation of work process. Must be fixed today, consider short and/or long term actions Medium Is very important, must be fixed this week, consider short and/or long term actions. Low Is still important, but can be dealt with through scheduled maintenance or similar type programming. However, if solution is quick and easy, then fix it today. Review and/or manage by routine procedures Now This week 1-3 months Document Control The risk assessments and annual reviews should be planned and scheduled in advance in the College/Function diary. All risk assessments must be documented using the standard template (DITRAT) in accordance with safety legislation. Records must be kept by the College/Function to demonstrate the existence and completion of the process. Records in relation to some hazards must be maintained in a prescribed manner. Hazardous Substances Even if the assessment indicates that there is no significant risk to health, the assessment record must be kept. Confined Spaces Initial assessments to establish safe operating procedures. Assessments for each entry. Risk assessments should be kept for at least five years. In some cases it will be necessary to keep records for longer. 7

8 Communication All staff/students in the area should be made aware of the risk assessment. A copy should be made available and staff/students must sign it to say that they have read and understood it. Training may be required in addition for specific areas. Compilation of College/Function Safety Statement The College/Function should meet with the Health and Safety Officer once the risk assessment and health and safety statement for each School has been completed. At all times during this process, they may consult and get advice from the Health and Safety Officer. Using the Parent Health and Safety Statement as guidance, an overall health and safety statement will be then compiled for each School/Function and assembled with others to form the College/Function Health and Safety Statement. This should contain the policy statement, a statement of local arrangements and resources in place for securing the safety, health and welfare of the staff and students, listed people with responsibilities, local committee membership details, local procedures to deal with emergencies, incidents, fire etc and safe work practice sheets relevant to the College/Function. It also should contain the risk assessment and details of document control and review. Audit Procedures An audit of all controls and systems should take place annually. The College/Function Director should ensure that this is completed and a copy of the report should be submitted to the DIT Health and Safety Committee. The Health and Safety Officer, or other independent officer will perform an overall audit of the safety management system once a year and details of this will be submitted to the DIT Health and Safety Committee. 8

MANAGING RISKS TO HEALTH

MANAGING RISKS TO HEALTH MANAGING RISKS TO HEALTH AND SAFETYHeading AT THE WORKPLACE FACT SHEET Overview This fact sheet provides general guidance for persons conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and workers on managing

More information

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment And Control Procedure

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment And Control Procedure Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment And Control Procedure 1. Purpose 1.1 To ensure that there is a formal process for hazard identification, risk assessment and control to effectively manage hazards

More information

Health and Safety Management in Healthcare

Health and Safety Management in Healthcare Health and Safety Management in Healthcare Information Sheet Nov 2010 This information sheet gives guidance on the key elements of health and safety management in healthcare. It is intended for small employers

More information

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Management

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Management The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of SA Inc Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Management STATEMENT The Paraplegic and Quadriplegic Association of South Australia Incorporated

More information

identify hazards, analyze or evaluate the risk associated with that hazard, and determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control the hazard.

identify hazards, analyze or evaluate the risk associated with that hazard, and determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control the hazard. What is a risk assessment? Risk assessment is the process where you: identify hazards, analyze or evaluate the risk associated with that hazard, and determine appropriate ways to eliminate or control the

More information

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Procedure

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Procedure Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control Procedure 1. Purpose To ensure that there is a formal process for hazard identification, risk assessment and control to effectively manage workplace and

More information

Title: OHS Risk Management Procedure

Title: OHS Risk Management Procedure Issue Date: July 2011 Review Date: July 2013 Page Number: 1 of 9 1. Purpose: To outline the methodology by which Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) identifies, assesses, controls

More information

Six steps to Occupational Health and Safety

Six steps to Occupational Health and Safety Six steps to Occupational Health and Safety This booklet gives basic guidelines for workplace health and safety systems to help industry in NSW comply with the "duty of care" principle outlined in the

More information

Step 4. Monitor / Review Control Measures

Step 4. Monitor / Review Control Measures Overview Step 1. Identify Hazards Step 2. Assess the Risks Assess the Likelihood & Consequences Classify the Risk Step 3. Control the Risks The hierarchy of risk control can be used as a guide Step 4.

More information

Risk Management & Assessment at UQ

Risk Management & Assessment at UQ Risk Management & Assessment at UQ Course Overview: This training module has been developed for workers at the University of Queensland, and forms part of the OH&S training program at UQ. The aim of this

More information

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURE

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM FOR AGRICULTURE Definitions of Commonly Used Terms in Risk Management Hazard: anything, including a work practice or procedure, that causes, or has

More information

Hazard Management Tool

Hazard Management Tool Developed by the Health and Safety Ontario members: Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Public Services Health & Safety Association Workplace Safety North Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

More information

Hazard Management Tool

Hazard Management Tool Hazard Management Tool Developed by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board in collaboration with the Health and Safety Ontario members: Infrastructure Health and Safety Association Public Services Health

More information

Guidance on Risk Assessment and Control

Guidance on Risk Assessment and Control Guidance on Risk Assessment and Control Page 1 of 18 CONTENTS Section Page Executive Summary 2. FLOWCHART 4. 1. Introduction and Scope 5. Hierarchy of risk control 5. Definitions 5. 2. Related Documents

More information

The successful implementation of this policy can only be achieved by co-operative effort at all levels within the organisation.

The successful implementation of this policy can only be achieved by co-operative effort at all levels within the organisation. Cheltenham Town Community Trust Health & Safety (Risk) Assessment Policy Prepared (revised) by: Simon Perruzza, Trust Director: September 2016 Approved by Board: Recorded in Board minutes as approved on

More information

Project & Task Work Health and Safety Risk Management Procedure

Project & Task Work Health and Safety Risk Management Procedure Project & Task Work Health and Safety Risk Management Procedure Related Policy Work Health and Safety Policy Responsible Officer Executive Director Human Resources Approved by Executive Director Human

More information

Risk management a practical approach

Risk management a practical approach Risk management a practical approach Introduction Preventing work related accidents and injuries is the primary concern for all those involved in health and safety. Work related accidents and injuries

More information

A Short Guide to The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005

A Short Guide to The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 A Short Guide to The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 3 A Short Guide to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 Published in August 2005 by the Health and Safety Authority, 10 Hogan

More information

HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure

HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure Policy Hierarchy link Responsible Officer Contact Officer HS307 Hazard & Incident Reporting Procedure Work Health and Safety Act 2011 Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 Work Health and Safety Policy

More information

Managing workplace health and safety risks

Managing workplace health and safety risks Managing workplace health and safety risks 1. Purpose 2. Scope 3. Definitions 4. Roles and Responsibilities 5. Procedure 6. Performance Measures 7. References 1. Purpose The purpose of this procedure is

More information

AFTRS Health and Safety Risk Management Policy

AFTRS Health and Safety Risk Management Policy AFTRS Health and Safety Risk Management Policy Responsible Officer Contact Officer Authorisation Director, Corporate and Student Services Head of Human Resources Chief Executive Officer Effective Date

More information

International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health

International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health International Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health A7 Risk assessment 2 Why assess risks? Moral Legal Financial 3 Definition Risk assessment A risk assessment is a careful examination of what

More information

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedures Health and Safety Services 1 Contents Page No. 1. Introduction 4 2. Responsibilities 4 3. Definitions 5 4. Hazard Identification 5 5. Risk Evaluation and Estimation 7 6. Risk Control 10 7. Communication

More information

Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations

Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations A Guide to the Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations 1 Contents Introduction 2 Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) Regulations - Why is there a need for the Workplace Safety

More information

Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting

Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting Occupational Health & Safety Policy Injury & Incident Reporting Policy number 46 Version 1 Approved by board on 6 June 2014 Responsible person President Review date June 2016 Introduction Living Positive

More information

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6.28.1

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6.28.1 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICY: INCIDENT AND INJURY REPORTING ERJ 6281 INTRODUCTION The Edmund Rice Justice Aotearoa New Zealand Trust recognises that the health and safety of its employees is a

More information

A GUIDE FOR SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES

A GUIDE FOR SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES A GUIDE FOR SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES safety reps to challenge the employer if they do not do a suitable assessment or do not act to remove the hazards identified in the risk assessment. It is important that

More information

WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY

WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY SCOPE POLICY Work Health and Safety System Work Health and Safety Objectives Roles and Responsibilities Executive Responsibilities Manager Responsibilities Worker Responsibilities

More information

Safety Document For Risk Assessment. Summary

Safety Document For Risk Assessment. Summary Managing Sickness Absence Handbook Appendix E Safety Document For Risk Assessment Summary The Law Risk assessment is a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992

More information

The purpose of this Code of Guidance is to provide advice on the safe selection, installation, maintenance and use operation of roller shutter doors.

The purpose of this Code of Guidance is to provide advice on the safe selection, installation, maintenance and use operation of roller shutter doors. CARDIFF COUNCIL CODE OF GUIDANCE ROLLER SHUTTER DOORS Purpose The purpose of this Code of Guidance is to provide advice on the safe selection, installation, maintenance and use operation of roller shutter

More information

OH&S Management Systems Audit Checklist (NAT, E3)

OH&S Management Systems Audit Checklist (NAT, E3) 3.1.2 3.1.1 Introduction OH&S Management Systems Audit Checklist (NAT, E3) This audit checklist is based on Element 3 (Implementation) of the National Self-Insurers OHS Audit Tool. For a full copy of the

More information

Risk assessment code of practice

Risk assessment code of practice Risk assessment code of practice Document control information Published document name: Risk assessment code of practice Date issued: 01 May 2011 Version: 2.0 Previous review dates: Next Review Date: Related

More information

Occupational Health & Safety. Information Package. for. Preservice teachers & Interns

Occupational Health & Safety. Information Package. for. Preservice teachers & Interns Occupational Health & Safety Information Package for Preservice teachers & Interns Table of Contents Introduction 1 OHS information 1.1 OHS legislation 2 1.2 Consultation 4 1.3 Risk management 5 1.4 Injury

More information

Code of Practice. for. Risk Assessment

Code of Practice. for. Risk Assessment Code of Practice for Risk Assessment July 2004 Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust & Royal Free & University College Medical School (Hampstead campus) Contents 1. Introduction 2. Managerial Duties 3. Guidance

More information

HealthandSafetyOntario.ca. Introduction. Responsibilities. Health and Safety Policy

HealthandSafetyOntario.ca. Introduction. Responsibilities. Health and Safety Policy starting your Health and safety program Introduction Workplace injuries and illnesses can be prevented. The key to achieving safe production is to identify and control all workplace health and safety hazards.

More information

It is recognised that in order to be considered competent to carry out risk assessment training will be necessary.

It is recognised that in order to be considered competent to carry out risk assessment training will be necessary. Health and Safety Guidance Note BASIC PRINCIPLES OF RISK ASSESSMENT It is recognised that in order to be considered competent to carry out risk assessment training will be necessary. Regulation 3(1) of

More information

AS/NZS 4801:2001. Safety Management Systems (SMS) Self-Assessment Checklist. Revision 1 (January 2014)

AS/NZS 4801:2001. Safety Management Systems (SMS) Self-Assessment Checklist. Revision 1 (January 2014) AS/NZS 4801:2001 Safety Management Systems (SMS) Self-Assessment Checklist This document restates the requirements of AS/NZS 4801:2001 for Safety Management Systems (SMS) and has been developed to assist

More information

POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR THE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (CoSHH)

POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR THE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (CoSHH) POLICY AND PROCEDURE FOR THE CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH (CoSHH) 1) BACKGROUND This policy is designed to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Control of Substances

More information

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ISSUE 2

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT ISSUE 2 CONTENTS PAGE 1 AIM 2 2 APPLICATION 2 3 DEFINITIONS 2 4 REASON FOR INCLUSION 2 5 REQUIREMENTS 3 6 PLANT AND EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS 3 7 SYSTEM AND PROCEDURAL REQUIREMENTS 5 8 PEOPLE REQUIREMENTS 7 APPENDIX

More information

This policy applies to the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS), Infant and Junior School

This policy applies to the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS), Infant and Junior School 1 POLICY FOR RISK ASSESSMENT Revised June 2015 (to be reviewed April 2016) This policy applies to the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS), Infant and Junior School General Risk assessments are an important

More information

OH&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CHECKLIST - AS 4801:2001 (STATUS A = Acceptable; N = Not Acceptable; N/A = Not Applicable)

OH&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CHECKLIST - AS 4801:2001 (STATUS A = Acceptable; N = Not Acceptable; N/A = Not Applicable) OH&S MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CHECKLIST - AS 4801:2001 (STATUS A = Acceptable; N = Not Acceptable; N/A = Not Applicable) 4.1 General Requirements 4.2 OHS policy Has the organisation an established and maintained

More information

AUSTRALIA POST WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MAIL AND PARCEL CONTRACTORS

AUSTRALIA POST WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MAIL AND PARCEL CONTRACTORS Introduction AUSTRALIA POST WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS FOR MAIL AND PARCEL CONTRACTORS Australia Post contractors have duties under work health and safety legislation to ensure their own health and

More information

Walk around and identify the area to be assessed and look at what could reasonably be expected to cause harm.

Walk around and identify the area to be assessed and look at what could reasonably be expected to cause harm. Risk Assessment Introduction The assessment of risk is central to the management of health and safety. The purpose of this is to assist in identifying those measures which are needed to remove or otherwise

More information

CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION CORPORATE GUIDANCE ON ACCIDENT REPORTING AND ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION SUMMARY PAGE Introduction As an employer the Council has responsibilities to record all workplace accidents/incidents and to report specific

More information

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy

Work Health and Safety (WHS) Policy Basketball Queensland s Commitment Basketball Queensland (BQ) is committed to achieving organisational best practice in Work Health, and Safety (WHS). BQ has an organisational goal of Zero Harm and Loss

More information

Accident/Incident Guidelines

Accident/Incident Guidelines Accident/Incident Guidelines Version 1.1 TRIM file number Short description Relevant to Approved by Responsible officer Responsible office 06/XXXX Guidelines on reporting, recording and investigating incidents

More information

Risk Assessment Tool (example only)

Risk Assessment Tool (example only) 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

More information

School or service safety advisor (SSA) role

School or service safety advisor (SSA) role School or service safety advisor (SSA) role Document control information Published document name: ssa-role-gn Date issued: January 2012 Version: 1.0 School or service safety advisor (SSA) role Previous

More information

Health and Safety Management Standards

Health and Safety Management Standards Health and Safety Management Standards Health and Safety Curtin University APR 2012 PAGE LEFT INTENTIONALLY BLANK Page 2 of 15 CONTENTS 1. Introduction... 4 1.1 Hierarchy of Health and Safety Documents...

More information

CSUCI Injury and Illness Prevention Program

CSUCI Injury and Illness Prevention Program 1.0 References Title 8, California Code of Regulations, 3203 (8 CCR 3203) 2.0 Administering Agency State of California, Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal-OSHA) 3.0 Statement It is the intent

More information

Health and Safety Pre-Qualification Application Self-employed/Small businesses and Consultants

Health and Safety Pre-Qualification Application Self-employed/Small businesses and Consultants Health and Safety Pre-Qualification Application Self-employed/Small businesses and Consultants (less than five employees) 1. Business Information Company name: Address: Phone: Mobile: Email address: Number

More information

4.05e WHS Guidelines for Incident Investigation Procedures Page 1 of 7

4.05e WHS Guidelines for Incident Investigation Procedures Page 1 of 7 Page 1 of 7 1 Purpose It is a legal requirement under the NSW Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and NSW Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 to identify hazards, assess the risk of those hazards, implement

More information

Accident/Incident Investigation & Reporting Procedure

Accident/Incident Investigation & Reporting Procedure Accident/Incident Investigation & 1. Overview The recognises its obligation to ensure that all accidents and incidents are reported, recorded and investigated. We are committed to identifying corrective

More information

The hierarchy of control measures that employers must consider should be preventative rather than protective and are as follows

The hierarchy of control measures that employers must consider should be preventative rather than protective and are as follows Risk assessment is a tool to help an organisation prevent accidents and ill health occurring. The requirement for risk assessment was first legally introduced in 1992 with the Management of Health and

More information

Risk Assessment and Risk Register Policy. Contents

Risk Assessment and Risk Register Policy. Contents Classification: Policy Lead Author: Paul Dodd Head of risk management Additional author(s): N/A Authors Division: Corporate Unique ID: RM6(06) Issue number: 3 Expiry Date: January 2017 Contents Section

More information

ABN 822 232 40669. Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240

ABN 822 232 40669. Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240 ABN 822 232 40669 Mannum Road Phone: (08) 8532 4094 PO Box 586 Fax: (08) 8532 3240 Murray Bridge SA 5253 Email: mbccc@internode.on.net P4K Work Health and Safety Policy NQS QA2 2.3.2 Every reasonable precaution

More information

In SPMS, all individuals are to conduct his/her RA via the Online Workplace Risk Assessment System (WRAS).

In SPMS, all individuals are to conduct his/her RA via the Online Workplace Risk Assessment System (WRAS). Assessment (RA) is to be conducted before the commencement of any laboratory work activities. RA is the process of evaluating the likelihood and severity of injury or illness arising from the exposure

More information

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION

ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION ACT PUBLIC SECTOR ACCIDENT/INCIDENT REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION 1. PURPOSE ACT Government Directorates and entities are required to report and investigate all workplace accidents and incidents and ensure

More information

Hazard/Risk Identification and Control Procedure

Hazard/Risk Identification and Control Procedure Hazard/Risk Identification and Control Procedure Introduction Hazard identification and the steps taken to minimize the risks associated with identified hazards are a critical component of working safely.

More information

RISK MANAGEMENT AND THE THE RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD STFC TRAINING MANUAL

RISK MANAGEMENT AND THE THE RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD STFC TRAINING MANUAL RISK MANAGEMENT AND THE THE RISK ASSESSMENT METHOD STFC TRAINING MANUAL Rev 1.4, Issued May 22, 2012 Author: G J Baker Issue No: 1.4 Issue Date: 22/05/2012 Page 2 of 16 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION... 3 FLOW

More information

Elements of an Occupational Health and Safety Program

Elements of an Occupational Health and Safety Program Occupational Health and Safety Division Elements of an Occupational Health and Safety Program Table of Contents Introduction 3 What workplaces must have a program? 5 What criteria must the program meet?

More information

Auditing a Safety and Health Management System

Auditing a Safety and Health Management System Auditing a Safety and Health Management System A Safety and Health Audit Tool for the Healthcare Sector 8 Auditing a Safety and Health Management System A Safety and Health Audit Tool for the Healthcare

More information

Process Document - Contractor Control Procedure

Process Document - Contractor Control Procedure Health and Safety Compliance Process Document - Contractor Control Procedure [2012 October] 1 H&S Office October 2012 Review SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION... 4 SECTION 2: DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION AND SUPPORT...

More information

Health & Safety Guidance RISK ASSESSMENT. Review Date Changes Required Name & Position. Health & Safety Section. Children & Younger Adults Department

Health & Safety Guidance RISK ASSESSMENT. Review Date Changes Required Name & Position. Health & Safety Section. Children & Younger Adults Department Health & Safety Guidance Children & Younger Adults Department RISK ASSESSMENT Review Date Changes Required Name & Position Health & Safety Section Children & Younger Adults Department Block C Chatsworth

More information

HAZARD & RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE

HAZARD & RISK MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE Introduction ATTAR is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all employees. ATTAR also recognises its legal and moral obligation to provide and uphold so far as is practicable,

More information

Risk Assessment Policy DIVISION OF HSE REVISION 6.1.15

Risk Assessment Policy DIVISION OF HSE REVISION 6.1.15 Risk Assessment Policy DIVISION OF HSE REVISION 6.1.15 Risk Assessment Policy Division of Safety & Environment Policy Number: 100.014 Employees Required: All Employees Training Date: Prior to 1 st Assignment

More information

Corporate Health and Safety Policy Issue 9

Corporate Health and Safety Policy Issue 9 Corporate Health and Safety Policy Issue 9 July 2011 1 Contents Foreword by the Chief Executive 3 1. General health and safety policy statement 4 a Our responsibilities 5 b Health and safety management

More information

Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment and Management Guideline

Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment and Management Guideline Occupational Health & Safety Risk Assessment and Management Guideline Introduction This guideline has been developed to assist staff and students at the University of Queensland to identify, assess and

More information

Risk Assessment. Module 1. Health & Safety. Essentials. 16-23 November 2013. Registered charity number 207890

Risk Assessment. Module 1. Health & Safety. Essentials. 16-23 November 2013. Registered charity number 207890 Risk Assessment Module 1 Risk assessment in the laboratory After studying this module you will be able to understand the need to conduct risk assessments, how this applies to all laboratory activities,

More information

Risk Assessment Procedure

Risk Assessment Procedure H8tS/PRO/007 1. Introduction Risk Assessment Procedure 1.1 The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 set out general duties which apply to employers and are aimed at improving health

More information

CHAGUARAMAS TERMINALS LTD.

CHAGUARAMAS TERMINALS LTD. POLICY MANUAL All rights reserved to CrewsInn Limited. No part of this document may be reproduced in any form or by any means, without permission in writing from the company CHAGUARAMAS TERMINALS LTD.

More information

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Program

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Program Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment & Control Program 1. INTRODUCTION Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Control The Nova Scotia Occupational Health and Safety Act, Capital Health Policies and

More information

POLICY ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT

POLICY ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT THE NORTHCOTT SOCIETY POLICY ON OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT VOLUME: 2 Policy on Management and Organisational Issues SECTION: B Occupational Health & Safety & Workers Compensation SUB-SECTION:

More information

RISK MANAGEMENT. STFC Safety Code No 6. Rev. 2.3, Issued on November 2014

RISK MANAGEMENT. STFC Safety Code No 6. Rev. 2.3, Issued on November 2014 RISK MANAGEMENT STFC Safety Code No 6 Rev. 2.3, Issued on November 2014 Note - This document may have been superseded by a more recent version. Revisions 1 Initial Launch January 2007 1.1 Added Quantitative

More information

Generic risk assessment form. This document forms part of Loughborough University s health and safety policy Version 3 February 2014

Generic risk assessment form. This document forms part of Loughborough University s health and safety policy Version 3 February 2014 Generic risk assessment form Date: (1) Assessed by: (2) Checked / Validated* by: (3) Location: (4) Assessment ref no (5) Review date: (6) Task / premises: (7) Activity (8) Significant hazard (9) Who might

More information

14.1 Risk Identification and Assessment TEMPLATE.docx. Existing Controls

14.1 Risk Identification and Assessment TEMPLATE.docx. Existing Controls FORM 14.1 RISK IDENTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE Site: Assessment completed by: Date: Area Assessed Describe the specific location of the hazard What are the Hazards? Existing Controls What actions

More information

Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner. Reading PRINCIPLES OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner. Reading PRINCIPLES OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION Occupational Health & Safety Practitioner Reading PRINCIPLES OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION January 2009 Contents OVERVIEW...1 SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION...1 SECTION 2: TECHNIQUES FOR ACCIDENT PREVENTION...4 SECTION

More information

Risk Management. Policy

Risk Management. Policy Policy Risk Management Endorsed: 26 February 2014 Brief description The GPC Risk Management Policy and its supporting standards and procedures provide a framework to ensure that risks arising from our

More information

SAFETY and HEALTH MANAGEMENT STANDARDS

SAFETY and HEALTH MANAGEMENT STANDARDS SAFETY and HEALTH STANDARDS The Verve Energy Occupational Safety and Health Management Standards have been designed to: Meet the Recognised Industry Practices & Standards and AS/NZS 4801 Table of Contents

More information

Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

Health and Safety Policy and Procedures Health and Safety Policy and Procedures Health & Safety Policy & Procedures Contents s REVISION AND AMENDMENT RECORD : Summary of Change Whole Policy 4.0 05 Nov 08 Complete re-issue Whole Policy 4.1 10

More information

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY London Regional Children s Museum PERSONNEL REGULATIONS A Handbook for Employees and Volunteers POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY November 2011 HEALTH & SAFETY This policy applies to

More information

1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF COMPANY HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF COMPANY HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY 1. GENERAL STATEMENT OF COMPANY HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY Dumfries Timber Co. Ltd. is committed to comply with our legal duties in order to provide a safe and healthy working environment

More information

Guidance on Risk Assessment:

Guidance on Risk Assessment: Guidance on Risk Assessment: Contents 1. Introduction Page 1 2. Definitions Page 2 3. Responsibilities for Risk Assessment Page 2 4. Choosing and Assessor Page 2 5. The Risk Assessment Process Page 3 6.

More information

Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015

Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015 Policy Number: 054 Work Health and Safety July 2015 TRIM Ref: TD14/318 Policy Details 1. Owner Manager, Business Operations 2. Compliance is required by Staff, contractors and volunteers 3. Approved by

More information

Procedure: OHS CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

Procedure: OHS CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT Procedure: OHS CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT. Purpose This procedure outlines the occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements for the management of contractors engaged to perform tasks or services for Greater

More information

MOUNT PELLON PRIMARY ACADEMY

MOUNT PELLON PRIMARY ACADEMY MOUNT PELLON PRIMARY ACADEMY HEALTH AND SAFETY DOCUMENT OF POLICIES Date Reviewed: October 2015 Approved by Governors: Next Review Date: November 2015 September 2016 Contents Policy on Health and Safety

More information

Risk Management Policy and Framework

Risk Management Policy and Framework Risk Management Policy and Framework December 2014 phone 1300 360 605 08 89589500 email info@centraldesert.nt.gov.au location 1Bagot Street Alice Springs NT 0870 post PO Box 2257 Alice Springs NT 0871

More information

WHS Contractor Management Procedure

WHS Contractor Management Procedure Wudinna District Council 1. Overview Wudinna District Council as part of its commitment under its Policy recognises its obligation to: Ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety

More information

HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT STANDARDS. OCTOBER 2011- ISSUE No 01. Doc No: HSEC MS 001

HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT STANDARDS. OCTOBER 2011- ISSUE No 01. Doc No: HSEC MS 001 HEALTH, SAFETY, ENVIRONMENT AND COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT S OCTOBER 2011- ISSUE No 01 Doc No: MS 001 Introduction Celtique Energie is in the business of exploring for oil and gas in proven basins in Europe.

More information

Approved Contractor Application (SAFE Form B)

Approved Contractor Application (SAFE Form B) Approved Contractor Application (SAFE Form B) 1. Business Information Company Name: Postal Address: Physical Address: (If differs from Postal) Phone: Mobile: Email Address: Number of Employees: 2. Key

More information

Health and Safety Policy

Health and Safety Policy Health and Safety Policy Status: Final Next Review Date: Apr 2014 Page 1 of 16 NHS England Health and Safety: Policy & Corporate Procedures Health and Safety Policy Policy & Corporate Procedures Issue

More information

Contents. Safety Management System Overview

Contents. Safety Management System Overview Contents Safety Management System Overview Table of Contents Safety: A Key Priority 3 Introduction to the Transport for NSW Safety Management System 4 Safety Policy 5 Safety Culture Accountability Safety

More information

A Guide to Risk Assessment

A Guide to Risk Assessment A Guide to Risk Assessment Aims and Objectives of Risk Assessment Risk assessment is undoubtedly the cornerstone of modern health and safety management. A risk assessment is simply a systematic way of

More information

Incident Response and Investigation Procedure

Incident Response and Investigation Procedure Incident Response and Investigation Procedure Related Policies Work Health and Safety Policy Responsible Executive Director, Human Resources Approved by Executive Director, Human Resources Approved and

More information

Participate in OHS processes

Participate in OHS processes Student Information Course Name Course code Contact details Partial completion of one of these qualification Description of this unit against the qualification Descriptor What is covered in the course

More information

To establish a process to control all UON Health and Safety Management System Framework

To establish a process to control all UON Health and Safety Management System Framework UON Health and Safety Procedure: HSP 9.1 Records, Documents and Document Control 1. Purpose To establish a process to control all UON Health and Safety Management System Framework policies, elements, procedures,

More information

CONTRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM EVALUATION DOCUMENT

CONTRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM EVALUATION DOCUMENT CONTRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM EVALUATION DOCUMENT Revised May 15, 2012 TABLE OF CONTENTS Confidentiality Agreement /Conflict of Interest Disclosure...1 Evaluation Document Overview... 2 Contractor s Company

More information

Car Parking. A Health and Safety Perspective. David Bone

Car Parking. A Health and Safety Perspective. David Bone Car Parking A Health and Safety Perspective David Bone Contents 1: Introduction 2: Legislation 3: Management Systems 4: Common Workplace Hazards Introduction HEALTH AND SAFETY Is a condition free from

More information

Procedure Date of Issue: Dec 12

Procedure Date of Issue: Dec 12 Procedure Date of Issue: Dec 12 Title: Health and Safety Risk Assessment Procedure Rev: 0 Issued to: Web Replaces Issued Dated: n/a Introduction It is a general legal requirement of the Management of Health

More information

HEALTH SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

HEALTH SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM HEALTH SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM September 2011 OUR HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT POLICY OUR PRINCIPLE OF DUE CARE We care about the wellbeing of our people and our impact on the environment.

More information