General Induction Training
HAZARD MANAGEMENT PROCESS
A hazard is defined as something that has the potential to harm the health, safety and welfare of people at a workplace.
A risk is defined as the likelihood that a hazard will cause injury, illness or disease, and the severity of the injury, illness or disease that may result.
In order to minimise the risk of hazards in the workplace, contractors must undertake a risk management process.
There are 4 steps to the risk management process:
1. Identification of the hazard: Survey site for hazards, collect incident investigations and reports.
2. Assessment of the hazard: Ask how likely is it that someone will be hurt, once a hazard is identified.
3. Control of the hazard: Eliminate, substitute or isolate the hazard and consider personal protective equipment.
4. Review of the control: Ask yourself is the chosen control effective and are there any new hazards that have been discovered as a result.