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What is a Risk Assessment and What is it that’s “Assessed”?

Risk Assessment – The risk of What? What is a risk assessment? This may seem pathetically obvious, but a risk assessment is simply assessing the risk of something happening or not happening. Risk is a combination of the likelihood of something occurring and the consequences if it does. A risk assessment is a simple quantifying […]

Forklift Safety – Is it Wise or a Waste?

Forklift Safety – Is it Wise or a Waste? Forklift safety is often a low priority despite forklifts being one of the most hazardous workplace vehicles. Forklifts continue to be a significant source of accidents in the workplace. Unfortunately, the forklift’s ease and simplicity of use make them an accident waiting to happen. Workers with […]

Hazard Management And The Hazard Hunt

Is The Workplace Hazards Hunt A Waste Of Time? I was reading an article the other day on workplace hazards. The writer was a professional health and safety consultant. While reading, I began to realise how many business owners and managers are wasting valuable time, money and resources. How? By creating procedures and assessments that are […]

Incident Management System Design

Incidents happen! An incident management system is a critical part of a health and safety system. Even businesses with the most diligently managed system can have an incident occur at almost any time. A good incident management system will track every factor relating to an incident such as;