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 […]
Safe Work and the Legal Minefield It’s a simple fact that most employers don’t realise the legal minefield they operate in where Workplace safety is concerned until it’s too late. Once hit with a massive penalty or insurance claim the reality of not managing the intricacies of occupational health and safety hit home with often devastating […]
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 […]
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; Details of the incident People involved Assets […]
From cradle to grave life is a risk assessment. From the smallest most insignificant actions to large life-changing decisions, a risk assessment is usually a precursor the majority of these assessments are unconscious. Some everyday life risk assessments may be of a more formal nature such as planning a holiday.
What Is A Safe Operating Procedure? A Safe Operating Procedure is a set of instructions on how to perform a job safely or to correctly handle an emergency. Each task step has a priority, e.g. 1, 1.1, 2., and can be general or specific depending on the complexity of the task. A Safe Operating Procedure […]
What’s the difference between a Hazard and a Risk? So much documentation is written about the difference between hazards and risk. Much of it inadequately defines the difference. Why is the difference between hazards and risk even important? Because hazards are the reason for health and safety! What Is A Hazard? A hazard is anything […]
A court decision in Melbourne Australia has highlighted the value of a sound risk assessment process. The Case Work Cover insurance took a business dealing in protective linings made from plastics, ceramic and rubber to court. Three of the business’s employees were working inside a confined space. They subsequently suffered exposure to a dangerous level […]
What if You Could Access FREE Health and Safety Consultants? What if you had a team of health and safety consultants who would work for no extra than your current labour costs? In addition, these consultants were also skilled in the processes of your business, AND they offered to take on the daily management of […]
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