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HAZARD IDENTIFICATION CHECKLIST Issues/Areas to Consider This list gives general guidance to the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) about possible workplace health and safety hazards and issues. It is not intended to be exhaustive, nor will every item relate to every workplace. You should conduct risk assessments for work tasks and manage the risks you find. You must also ensure licensing and registrations are maintained as required by law.
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Manual Tasks Are all hazardous manual tasks risks managed as far as reasonably practicable Mechanical aids & other assistance are used where necessary Tools and equipment are maintained on a regular basis as recommended by the manufacturer and records are kept Weight of goods are known Weights of loads & safe handling procedures are known by workers Load size and weight is reduced if possible eg smaller packaging Wheeled equipment is fitted with large wheels or a device such as a tug Hand tools are lightweight, purpose- designed for the job and ergonomic in design Heavy tools used frequently are suspended or counter balanced Tools and work items are operated or placed in waist to shoulder range Materials are placed near where they are to be used Tilting work benches, spring loaded surfaces, rotating turntables or jigs are used Workers can see displays, documents and information comfortably from the work position Handles, levers and controls place the forearms in the handshake position Enough workspace is provided including knee and foot clearance Workers can work and move around unobstructed Furniture and equipment such as work benches or chairs can be adjusted to suit each worker while sitting or standing Work is varied between tasks Rest breaks are provided Sufficient staff are available to do the work including during peak periods Work is self paced Storage Adequate storage for equipment and materials is provided close to where these are used Storage units eg racks, shelves etc. are suitably designed to take the weight of stored items, are stable, and are kept in good condition Commonly used and heavy items are stored between mid thigh and shoulder height Storage above shoulder height or below knee height is only used for light or infrequently used items. General Lighting Lighting levels appropriate for work tasks, location of work, times when work is performed and for access Glare is minimised Light fittings clean & in good condition Emergency lighting is operable Hazardous Chemicals The risks to health and safety associated with using, handling, generating or storing hazardous chemicals is managed Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are available for all chemicals, and provided to workers Hazardous chemical register is complete and available All containers are labelled correctly Unused or unnecessary chemicals are disposed of in a safe manner Special storage conditions are followed where applicable Tasks are performed as per safety instructions Necessary equipment for safe use of chemicals is provided (e.g.
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