Who you need to report to about the resolution and implementation of the new changes Any and all training requirements Monitoring and recording of changes and outcomes from these changes Employees who are responsible for operating this piece of machinery © 2015 Australian Careers College BSBWHS501 Assessment LC V4 11 March 2015 Page 24 of 29
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Learner Copy Assessment Tasks Task 4 (a) The hierarchy of control covers 5 main points. The hierarchy of control is in place by industry to minimise or eliminate exposure to hazards in the workplace. You are required to develop a procedure covering the 5 main points of the hierarchy of control and how they can be implemented into the workplace health and safety system. Include – Elimination – Give example of how you could eliminate a hazard Substitution – Give example of how you would substitute a hazard Engineering controls – Give an example of how you would control engineering and/or isolating controls Administration – Give an example of how you would control administration hazards PPE – Give an example of how you would control PPE 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. © 2015 Australian Careers College BSBWHS501 Assessment LC V4 11 March 2015 Page 25 of 29
BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace Learner Copy Assessment Tasks Substitute the hazard: substitute a substance, method or material to reduce the risk or the hazard (ii)Isolate the hazard: 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. WHS Page 8 (iii) Use engineering controls: modify existing machinery or plant or purchase different machinery or plant to provide a physical solution. For example; a. Trolleys, hoists or cranes. b. 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) Administrative Procedures: 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. c. Staff trained in the correct operating procedures. (v) Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training in its use: offer the lowest level of protection and should only be used as a last resort to deal with the hazard, where the hazard cannot be removed or reduced by any other means, for example: a. Handling of chemicals – gloves, safety glasses, aprons. b. Protecting eyes from flying particles. c. Protecting feet – safety boots. Consultation with workers is required in the selection and implementation of control measure in the workplace.
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