Activity 1 and 5 WHS
Dirty clothing is one of the leading causes of cross contamination in the kitchen as is can carry bacteria from one place to another.
It is important that all clothing be laundered and stored correctly to prevent the spread of bacteria.
Many protective items such as gloves and hairnets are designed to be used once only, and must be disposed of after use and never re-used.
Long hair should always be tied back and preferably contained using a hair net. Jewellery should also be kept to a minimum.
Risk Level Matrix
Five Step Hierarchical Process
The elimination stage of the hierarchy of controls is by far the most effective, because it removes the risk of incident altogether.
Much like elimination, substitution seeks to remove the causes of accidents before an incident occurs. The procedure for substitution follows the same guidelines as elimination, but this time the company examines products and chemicals instead of actions.
Engineering controls are a compromise tactic between eliminating the problems and leaving them completely unaddressed. Companies use engineering controls to physically separate employees from harmful machines or dangerous working conditions.......
Administrative controls seek to improve workplace safety by creating safer procedures in the workplace. Controls can range from the placement of warning signs throughout a facility, employee training programs, and the use of safety tape.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
The least effective of all the safety controls is reliance on PPE. PPE is any piece of additional equipment, like helmets, gloves, or safety goggles, that protect employees from workplace hazards.
Risk Assessment Tool Template
Problems I have Found
Staff WHS training
Implementing WHS Policies and Procedures Meeting
Provide Cleaning Equipment and hand soap
WHS Legislation and Codes of Practices
Work health and safety legislation
We administer and provide advice on the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 and the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2017 (WHS Regulation).
Codes of Practice
The main object of the Act is to provide for a balanced and nationally consistent framework to secure the health and safety of workers and workplaces. It does this by:
List of Sources
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