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1. Managers have the responsibility to identify hazards and to manage the risks associated with the hazard by implementing controls.
Ensure systematic identification of hazards - all foreseeable hazards need to be actively identified by using processes such as;
Staff are to be consulted as part of hazard identification and risk control.
4. Assign responsibility and time frames for control actions.
5. Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) if this is the minimisation control strategy selected. Ensure staff are trained, able and are using PPE effectively.
Hazard identification and risk controls should be reviewed at least annually, or for example when there is a new activity or process, new fieldwork trips, new equipment and machinery.
Hazard and risk assessments should occur on all new plant before it is purchased and before commissioning.
Sample Templates forms below are some examples that will assist in the process. Check with your College or School for already existing template forms and completed hazard risk assessments. It could save you sometime. If you need assistance or examples of completed risk assessment forms contact your Campus Health and Safety Advisor.
You may be asked by Massey Facilities Management or another organisation to provide a Safe Work Method Statement (SWMS), Work Method Statement (WMS), or a Job Safety & Environment Analysis (JSEA) for a particular task or activity. There really isn’t any major difference between these documents they are all tools used to manage risk and describe how tasks will be managed safely.
Below is an example of a JSEA/SWMS. This document is very useful for systematically identify from start to finish the step-by-step process that is needed for a work task or activity to be undertaken safely and with minimum harm to the environment. They should contain information that:
There is no legal defence for managers who have not identified hazards in their area of responsibility.
Hazard: means a situation or thing that has the potential to harm a person.
Risk: is the possibility that harm (death, injury or illness) might occur when exposed to a hazard.
Risk control means if it is reasonably practicable to:
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Last updated on Wednesday 15 March 2017