130371 Ensure a Safe Workplace task 2
Name: Suchintana MoelggStudent Number: 130371
Assessor Name: DeyacoTask Number: 2
Subject: Ensure a safe workplace
Assessment Date: 23/07/2014
Assessment Time: 5:00pm
Australian Hardware WHS
Organisational Approach to WHS
The organisation’s approach to WHS is very strict and is taken very seriously. All employees must follow the set of WHS policies and procedures set by the government and organisation.
Implement risk strategies
Hierarchy of Controls
Design it out – This is the best solution as it is the most effective
Use something else – the second best solution, it is quite effective but a total elimination would be better
Isolation and guarding – if you cannot eliminate or substitute, it must be controlled through engineering processes.
Training and work scheduling – this is the control that should be done if the engineering control is not effective.
Last resort – should only be done if there is no other way to protect or control the risks.
Record Keeping policy and procedure
Records management is defined as, “ the field of management responsible for the efficient and systematic control of the creation, receipt, maintenance, use and disposition of records, including the processes for capturing and maintaining evidence of and information about business activities and transactions in the form of records”......
The relevant standard sets out the general high level framework for the process of recordkeeping as well as providing practical recommendations and detailed guidance on the implementation of the framework. Based on this framework, either alternative must have extensive knowledge and understanding of the standards in order to ensure compliance.
Information about current controls
The company will lose a lot of reputation from the customers and stakeholders. The employees will be in a more dangerous and unstable work environment. The team will also not be working effectively together as the organisational policies and procedures are there to maximise efficiency.
Implement appropriate measures
Communication and Consultation
There will be a large meeting with all the employees involved in this change management plan. This meeting will be formal and structured in a way that it communicates the organisation’s Work health and Safety policies clearly to the employees of the organisation. I will also email the policies and procedures to the whole organisation to make it clear for every employee to know how to effectively comply with the policies and procedures.
For identifying hazards, the employees, customers and visitors are the one that have the responsibility to identify the risks and hazards. The staff and manager has the responsibility of identifying the possible solutions and analysing the effectiveness and efficiency of the hazards. In regards to monitoring and reporting the hazards, everyone has the responsibility of monitoring and reporting hazards to the management team, however it is the management who has the role of making sure the hazards are resolved and reduced.
When a hazard is identified it is my duty by law of the duty of care, to ensure that the workplace and environment is safe and secure. Duty of care is the legal responsibility to take care of workers. Employers and management have to plan for the safety of their employees and create a safe work space. This also means all people in the workplace including visitors and contractors have to be kept in a safe environment. If a person is harmed under supervision of the employer/ management is liable.
The evaluation of the risks are quite simple. There is 3 ways that the evaluation can result:
If the Monitored risk stops
If the risk that is monitored has stopped, this means that the control is successful and that the risk does not need to be checked so often anymore. If the risk occurs again, the same solution can be used as the store knows that it was successful
If the monitored risk reduces
If the occurrence of the risk has reduced, this means that the control has worked but not completely. The risk still occurs but it is not a lot. This means that the control must be modified to completely stop the risk from occurring.
If the monitored risk is still occurring or is occurring more frequently
If the monitored risk is occurring at the same or more regularly, then the control was unsuccessful and a new control must be used. It is important that the controls are assessed and only the best control identified is used. Some controls will make the risk even worse or cause more risks. These must not be used if possible.
The store emergency policy is conducted every 3 months where the employees go through an emergency scenario where they must act fast and effectively in order to reduce the chances of injuries or…...
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