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Health and safety risk management

Health and safety risk management is a process where we do what we can to minimise the risks associated with health and safety hazards at our workplace. The aim is to ensure that no one is injured or hurt by a hazard at work.

Risk management is a systematic process that involves the following four steps:

  1. identify the hazards
  2. assess the risk
  3. control the risks
  4. monitor and review the safety measures.

There are many instances when a risk assessment should be done. For example, whenever:

The department has several procedures that detail how risk management is to be undertaken for specific activities involving risk. These include: undertaking high risk curriculum activities, going on school excursions, using hazardous chemicals, and doing hazardous manual tasks.

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This page was last reviewed on 17 Aug 2012

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