Risk Management

 

The Online WHS System has a Risk Management Module which helps manage safety processes to activities, chemicals and plant and equipment under your control.

Risk Management

Identifying, assessing and controlling hazards relating to your activities, chemicals, plant and equipment that your employees undertake is essential in any safety system. This module consists of a risk management process as well as maintaining your plant and equipment, chemicals and safe work method statements.

Online WHS helps it’s users to effectively manage risk in their workplace.

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How Online WHS makes managing
Risks easy!

Online WHS makes managing risks relating to activities, chemicals and plant items easy as these registers not only link to the risk assessment process but also to the checklist builder and the induction builder. All these registers have features where you can actually develop maintenance or review records and highlight in each items log your commitment to safety.

What do I need to do to Manage Risks?

See it – Assess it – Fix it – Evaluate it.

See it

  • Talk to your workers – they are exposed to workplace hazards and risks every day.
  • Perform workplace inspections – simply walking around and visually inspecting the workplace can reveal hazards that might have been overlooked.

Assess it

  • Look at each of the hazards you have identified and determine its potential level of harm
  • How likely is it to cause an injury or incident?
  • How severe would be the consequences if an incident occurred?

Fix it

Fixing (more commonly known as controlling) a hazard involves

  • Elimination;
  • Substitution;
  • Isolation;
  • Engineering;
  • Administration and;
  • Providing PPE

Evaluate it

Review your risk assessment to see how effective your control measures are. Some questions you will need to ask during the review are:

  • Did you eliminate the hazard?
  • Have there been any incidents since implementing the control measures?
  • How safe is it to work now with the control measures compared to before?
  • Are there any other control measures that should be implemented?
  • Are there any other hazards that have not been identified?

You are able to record these details within your system. By doing so, you are meeting the legislative requirement to maintain a register of workplace health and safety risks and hazards.

The Online WHS Risk Register

Hazard Register

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Managing Risk

Phil Bamford walks you through Managing Risks in the Online WHS System.

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