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WHS 123a | 20STEP 3: RISK PRIORITY SCORE IDENTIFIES THE NECESSARY ACTION AND RESPONSEStep 3—RISK PRIORITY SCOREStep 4—ACTION AND RESPONSE1 = Very High RiskStop the activity—immediate action is required to ensure safety—safety measures applied must be cleared by the Station Manager before any activity recommencesProceed with caution—immediate reporting of emerging or ongoing risk exposure at this level to the Station Manager for decision is mandatory2 = High Risk3 = Substantial RiskBe aware—action required as soon as possible to prevent injury or illnessReport these risks to the responsible Manager during the current shift or before the next shift4 = Moderate Risk5 = Acceptable RiskDo something when possible. Manage by routine procedures.6 = Low RiskThese risks should be recorded, monitored and controlled by the responsible ManagerSTEP 4: CONTROL THE HAZARDSControl the hazards—the aim is to implement the most reliable controls to create a safe workplace rather than simply relying on people to behave safely, following processes or using protective equipment. In many cases, a combination of several control strategies may be the best solution. Hierarchy of control strategies (in order of preference):> eliminate the hazard; remove the equipment from use, dispose of unwanted chemicals> substitute; use a non-hazardous chemical, use a different machine that can do the same task> isolation; contain noisy machinery within a booth> engineering controls; design equipment differently, providing lifting devices to minimise manual handling > administrative processes; task variation, job rotation, training> personal protective equipment; gloves, hearing protection, eye protectionSTEP 5: REVIEW THE PROCESSContinuously review to monitor and improve control measures and find safer ways of doing things.Documentation for Risk AssessmentThe documentation required for a WHS risk assessment will depend on the operation or activity being assessed. The appropriate WHS Risk Assessment Form must be used when undertaking a risk assessment of the various activities of the . The WHS Risk Assessment Proforma and procedure for conducting an assessment is at Attachment 7.The WHS Risk RegisterThe risk assessment data collected from identifying, assessing and controlling risks should be documented on a centralised riskregister for . The risk register holds a list of key risks that need to be monitored and managed. The risk register is to be managed by the Station Manager who should be notified if new hazards are identified and controls implemented so that the risk register can be amended.The Station Manager is responsible for overseeing the Risk Register, and for ensuring that effective control measures are implemented and that risks are monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.
WHS 123a | 217. WORKPLACE HAZARD INSPECTIONS
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