We humans do a pretty good job of managing risk in our lives. However, sometimes we have blind spots or unknown risk exposures. Some risks are a constant in our workplaces, while others might be dynamic in nature. Perhaps changing environments or weather conditions, or human factors, such as fatigue or distraction or distress or complacency may prevent us from effectively recognising and managing risk.
Nevertheless, a core requirement of the work health and safety legislation is to manage risk. This duty under the legislation requires a workplace to identify risks to assess how likely they are and the potential consequences of the risk occurring and to implement appropriate controls. These controls should be reviewed for effectiveness and to make sure that no new risks have been introduced. Of course, once controls have been identified they need to be reliably practised or used.
So when should you conduct a risk assessment? What tools should you use? Who should be involved in developing risk assessments? Here at Stratton Safety we can help you answer these questions and identify risks before they catch you out. Nothing is worse than discovering a risk by hurting someone or being prosecuted.
Call Stratton Safety today. We are ready to partner with you in creating a safe and healthy workplace.