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2.Explain organisationalpoliciesand proceduresrelating tohazard identification, risk Job safety checks; checking on job safety involves observing a job from start to finish and recording its steps. Each step of the job is then assessed for potential hazards that may have been overlooked previously.
4.Explain theimportanceofeffectiveconsultation mechanismsin managing health and safety risksin theworkplace. Decisions made in isolations, without the input of all concerned, are often inadequate because they do not meet the needs of every individual concerned.5.Explain how thehierarchyofcontrolappliesin thework area. <Level 1>EliminationThe most efficient way to address a risk is to eliminate the source, if possible. The source of the risk is the hazard, which means removing hazardous materials or abandoning hazardous work practices.<Level 2>Measure 1 - SubstitutionIf elimination is not possible or practical, substitute something of a lesser risk for the hazard. This may mean using a less toxic chemical or reducing the size of objects that need to be lifted.Measure 2 - IsolationIf substitution is not a practical solution, we may need to isolate the hazard from the main work area. This could mean placing hazardous equipment in restricted areas.Measure 3 - Engineering controlsImplementing engineering controls may involve changing equipment or tools; for example, providing a trolleyto move heavy loads, placing guards on moving parts of machinery, installing ventilation to remove chemical fumes or changing the layout of work levels to minimize bending and twisting during manual handling.
<Level 3>Measure 1 - Administrative controlThese relate to work procedures and work organisation, Exposure to hazards may be reduced by job rotation, ensuring equipment is maintained regularly or limiting access to hazardous areas.Measure 2 - Personal protective clothing and equipmentThis measure involves providing and using PPE such as hearing and eye protection, hard hats, gloves, masks and protective clothing such as coats and vests. The clothing must fit well and be comfortable under working conditions, User must be trained in why the clothing is necessary and when and how it must be worn. The useof personal protective clothing and equipment can be a hazard if it restricts movement, sight or hearing, and is the last option for risk control.
OBSERVATIONFor thisassessment you willneed toperform thefollowing observation in a workplaceor simulated