Hierarchy of controls part 2 hazard identification

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Hierarchy of Controls Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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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 Level 2 Control Measures These are used to minimise the risks and involve on or a combination of the following; 1. Substitute the hazard: substitute a substance, method or material to reduce the risk or the hazard 2. Isolate the hazard: separate the hazard from the workplace or people, For example; a. Chemical store room locked except to an authorised person. b. Lock out procedures on faulty equipment. c. Appropriate guarding for machinery 3. 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 behavior or supervision and are therefore less effective. They include; Administrative Procedures: a. Written Safe Operating Procedures b. Job rotation to restrict hours worked on difficult jobs. c. Staff trained in the correct operating procedures. 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. Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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Consultation with Australian Hardware workers is required in the selection and implementation of control measure in the workplace. Controls may need to be trialled to determine effectiveness and workers should be involved in the feedback process. Each measure must have a designated person and date assigned for the implementation of controls. This ensures that all required safety measures will be completed and documented. Step 5: Monitor and Review Hazard identification, risk assessment and control is an on-going process. Therefore, regularly review the effectiveness of your hazard assessment and control measures. Make sure that you undertake a hazard and risk assessment when there is a change to the workplace including when work systems, tools, machinery or equipment change. Provide additional supervision when new Australian Hardware employees with reduced skill levels or knowledge are introduced to the workplace. The effectiveness of control measures can be checked through regular reviews as well as consultation with workers. Maintaining records of the risk management process assists when undertaking subsequent reviews or risk assessments as it demonstrates decision making processes and informs how controls were intended to be implemented. Part 2 hazard identification, assessment control of risks
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