Identify the actions necessary to eliminate or

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Identify the actions necessary to eliminate or control the risk Identify records that it is necessary to keep to ensure that the risks are eliminated or controlled. The capability, skill, experience and age of people ordinarily undertaking work, Australian Hardware requires managers and supervisors to identify hazards, assess the risks of harm resulting from exposure to the hazards and set a priority for corrective action in the risk ranking matrix is used to assess the likelihood and the severity or consequences of each hazard and to give it a “risk rating”. Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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St e p 4 : I m p l em e nt a dd iti onal ri sk c o nt r ols Having identified the hazards assessed their risks and reviewed the existing controls, all hazards must be managed before people are hurt, become ill or there is damage to Australian Hardware property or the environment. The management of risks in the workplace requires eliminating risks so far as reasonably practicable in the first instance. W here elimination is not possible, then risks should be minimised, so far as reasonably practicable. All hazards that have been assessed should be dealt with in order of priority. The most effective control option/s should be selected to eliminate or minimise risks. The Hierarchy of Controls (see diagram below) ranks control options from highest level of protection and reliability to lowest. This should be used to determine the most effective control/s. Hierarchy of Controls Level 1 Control Measures – Eliminate the Hazard The most effective control measures eliminate the hazard and associated risks. This can be achieved through removing the hazard or selecting alternate products or equipment to eliminate the risk. If a hazard cannot be eliminated then risks can be minimised by lower control measures Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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Level 2 Control Measures These are used to minimise the risks and involve on or a combination of the following; (i) Sub s ti t ute the h a z a rd : substitute a substance, method or material to reduce the risk or the hazard (ii) I s o l a te the h a z a rd : separate the hazard from the workplace or people, For example; a. Chemical store room, or a laboratory kept locked except to an authorised person. b. Lock out procedures on faulty equipment. c. Appropriate guarding for machinery. (iii) U se e ngi ne e r ing c ont r ol s : modify existing machinery or plant or purchase different machinery or plant to provide a physical solution. For example; a.Guard rails. Level 3 Control Measures These are control options which should be considered last as they do not control the source of the hazard but rely on human behaviour or supervision and are therefore less effective. They include; (iv) A d m ini s t r a ti ve P ro c e d u r e s : develop work methods or procedures to reduce the conditions of risk, for example: a. Written Safe Operating Procedures b. Job rotation to restrict hours worked on difficult jobs.
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