safety and eliminate problems like injuries that adhere to the standards of the WHS laws. ASSESSMENT TASK 2 WHS Risk Management The Australian Hardware take seriously its legal and ethical obligations to provide employees, contractors and customers a working environment that will not place people's health, safety and wellbeing at risk. In recognising this policy, the Australian Hardware will strive to maintain an injury- and illness-free workplace with a focus on effective risk management strategies aimed at reducing workplace risks. This will be achieved by way of: Recognition of WHS legislative obligations and a desire to meet those duties Developing a risk management-based WHS program that is relevant to Australian Hardware sites and activities, which will provide the framework in which WHS is managed across all Australian Hardware sites Providing required tools and equipment to safely carry out assigned activities as well as relevant instruction, training and supervision to ensure that all work activities are carried out by suitably competent and trained people. All sites must be regularly inspected, using a WHS inspection checklist to identify and resolve hazards. As a requirement from The Safe Work Australia Model Code of Practice wherein duty holders must work through the Hierarchy of Control when managing risks, Australian
Hardware ranks risk control measures from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest level of protection and reliability. Encouraging participation and involvement with WHS at all levels through effective consultative mechanisms Monitoring and evaluating WHS performance and activities across all Australian Hardware sites to ensure that WHS strategies are driving continual improvement. Recordkeeping Policy and Procedure/s After conducting WHS inspection, the risks are reviewed on a regular basis using a WHS Risk Assessment Form and will be treated immediately. Significant WHS and general risks that are assessed and treated (controls) are placed on organisational unit risk registers . Risk Assessment Form Measures To Control Risks After identifying and assessing risks, the company will establish suitable risk control measures for the highest priority risks with reference to the risk assessment. Based from the risk assessment, wherein the manual lifting of furniture and hardware goods is a risk factor, then as a risk control, the management will require employees to use a forklift for heavy materials and goods as part of the policy. Hazardous materials handling is another risk factor, to control this risk, the management will introduce a standard for proper packaging and handling of these hazardous materials.
To ensure that these actions and new procedures are properly communicated, supervisors and managers will consult with workers directly involved in the process and will meet all the employees to discuss these procedures. Also, this changes will be posted out o the common areas of the employees. These risk control measures will be implemented right after the employees were informed.
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