Workplace Health and Safety:
The main topics around workplace health and safety are Infection risk, asbestos, pesticides, noise and general workplace accidents such as slips, trips and falls.
Some of the activities and equipment within workplace health and safety are plant and machinery, forklift trucks, diving, working at heights and concrete plumbing.
What is risk management?
Risk management is a five step process for controlling exposure to health and safety risks associated with hazards in the workplace.
Step 1 - Look for the hazards
Step 2 - Decide who might be harmed
Step 3 - Decide on control measures
Step 4 - Put controls in place
Step 5 - Review the controls and outcome
Normally risk management is nothing more than a general examination of what could cause harm to occupants in a workplace environment:
· Taken enough precautions
· do more to prevent harm,
· Controlling exposure to prevent harm.
The aim is to make sure that no one gets hurt or becomes ill.
When undertaking risk management:
· Involve workers in the process.
· Do not use it to justify a decision that has already been made.
· Consider good practice in the industry.
· Make records of any risk management activities undertaken.