Hazards

Hazards

A hazard is situation or event where a person’s health or wellbeing may be impacted.  It may be present in our environment, such as uneven surfaces or falling branches, or it may be a piece of equipment or use of a hazardous substance in an activity or project that is inherent laboratories.

ROAR reportable hazards

If in doubt, report it to ROAR.  We will then be in touch to help limit the potential safety risk.

These could be as straight forward as

  • fallen branches in the ground
  • accidents or spills in a laboratory
  • speeding vehicle on the grounds
  • broken equipment
  • inappropriate work places or set up of space
  • breaches in protocol
  • workplace bullying

Hazard identification, risk assessment and monitoring

When using hazardous materials or equipment, a hazard profile must been completed to ensure we reduce the inherent risk of the item, and, when this item is combined with other hazardous materials in a project or activity, a safety risk assessment must be conducted and signed off by the supervisor.

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IdentifyEvaluate Conduct

Identify hazardous items, materials and procedures in an environment ( e.g. department, building, laboratory, office)

Assess risks associated with the identified hazards

Determine control measures required to minimize or eliminate the level of risk.

Monitor and review on a regular basis (annual following an incident at the time of  significate change)

To evaluate the risks involved with a particular task, activity or event. Determine if basic controls (manufactures instructions, training, signage) are  adequate to control the risks.

If not, develop further tools and resource for instructional/ training purposes.

Instructional safety documents used to reduce risks associated with a particular hazard when basic control measures are not sufficient.

Conducted by: Manager / area subject matter expert and consult with workers who undertake /are involved with the activity, task, or event.  Ensure all documentation is peer reviewed. Documentation is available on WHS and Faculty Wiki’s for reference.

Conducted by: Local area hazard identification team ( HSR’s, Managers, Supervisors)

Conducted by: Manager / area subject matter expert and consult with workers who undertake /are involved with the activity , task, or event.

Conducted by: Manager / area subject matter expert and consult with workers who undertake /are involved with the activity, task, or event.  Ensure all documentation is peer reviewed. Documentation is available on WHS and Faculty Wiki’s for reference.

Templates 
Hazard Risk Register
Templates
Safety Risk Assessment      

Templates

Safe Work Instruction (SWI)

Standard operating Procedure (SOP)(only conducted when a SWII will not suffice)

Safe Work Method Statement -Property and trades and  contractors

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