What is a Workplace Risk Assessment?
A Workplace Risk Assessment is simply a process where any risk is identified, analysed, and controlled at a workplace. This is the first step in safety for any business as so many other processes rely on this information.
Once completed, we provide ongoing support to ensure these safety controls are effective and do not cause any other safety risks or issues for your business. The typical assessment categories that we focus on at a Workplace include:
- Traffic management
- Chemical management
- Manual handling
- Plant and equipment
- Heavy vehicle management
- Emergency management
Why are Workplace Risk Assessments Important?
The identification and control of risk is the primary duty of care for every business owner or leader in business. Without a risk assessment you may be liable for a Category 1 or Category 2 Offence under the Safety Act.
More importantly, it is important to assess, understand and control any risks in your workplace to minimise the risk of harm occurring. Every year, thousands of Australians are injured or seriously harmed at work, because of incidents due to uncontrolled hazards.
Not only do injuries cause major distress for anyone affected, but productivity in the workplace slows, or can even be legally forced to stop, as a result.
How can we Conduct a Risk Assessment?
Regardless of the type of workplace risk, our consultants can assist with risk assessments and the development of controls, designed to suit your needs.
On-site or On-line, our team works with you, to ensure all risks are identified, and controlled, in a supportive and confidential way.
We Help You Manage Your Risk by:
- Facilitating risk identification sessions with key people at your workplace
- Reviewing your safety history to identify any recurring themes
- Designing & delivering relevant safety training to ensure all people know their responsibilities
- Delivering both onsite and remote training sessions to inform all key people