Recording risk management activities including risk

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Recording risk management activities, including risk assessments and consultation processes is required. These procedures will assist and minimise in: Finding hazards Assessing the risks that may result from these hazards. Determining control measures to eliminate or minimise the level of the risks. Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of control measures. Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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3. Definitions Hazard: Anything (e.g. condition, situation, practice, behaviour) that has the potential to cause harm, including injury, disease, death, environmental, property and equipment damage. A hazard can be a thing or a situation. Hazard Identification: This is the process of examining each work area and work task for the purpose of identifying all the hazards which are “inherent in the job”. Risk: The likelihood, or possibility that harm (injury, illness, death, damage etc) may occur from exposure to a hazard. Risk Assessment: Is defined as the process of assessing the risks associated with each of the hazards identified so the nature of the risk can be understood. This includes the nature of the harm that may result from the hazard, the severity of that harm and the likelihood of this occurring. Risk Control: Taking actions to eliminate health and safety risks so far as is reasonably practicable. Where risks cannot be eliminated, then implementation of control measures is required, to minimise risks so far as is reasonably practicable. A hierarchy of controls has been developed and is described below to assist in selection of the most appropriate risk control measure/s. Monitoring and Review: This involves ongoing monitoring of the hazards identified, risks assessed and risk control processes and reviewing them to make sure they are working effectively. 4. Responsibilities Effective risk management requires the commitment to W HS from managers as well as the input and involvement of Australian Hardware workers. It is the responsibility of all managers and supervisors to ensure that this policy is fully implemented in their area(s) of control and to consult with workers as part of undertaking the hazard identification, risk assessment and control process. It is the responsibility of workers to cooperate and comply with this policy. This includes providing effective and constructive information and feedback to aid the risk management process. Officers have a responsibility to ensure that the areas under their control are complying with legislative requirements. This includes the manager understanding the hazards and risks associated with their operations and ensuring that appropriate resources and processes are in place to eliminate or minimise these risks. Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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5. Risk Assessment Procedure The risk assessment procedure can best be illustrated in the following way. Step 1: Identify Hazards WHS legislation in New South Wales requires that PCBUs, in consultation with workers identify all potentially hazardous things or situations that may cause harm. In general, hazards are likely to be found in the following; - Physical work environment, - Equipment, materials or substances used, - Work tasks and how they are performed, - Work design and management
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