WHS assessment




WHS assessment

Activity 1


  • Safety. Some positions may need or require items like protective gear to be worn (e.g., fire resistant jacket, steel-toed shoes).
  • Branding. Some employers want to present a specific image to the public. Uniforms can help create that image and provide advertising for the business.
  • Appropriateness. Uniforms reduce the chances of inappropriate attire in the workplace because employees have fewer opportunities to misinterpret attire guidelines.
  • Dress codes set by your employer should:
  • be applied equally to men and women
  • relate to the job and be a reasonable requirement
  • allow workers to follow their cultural or religious beliefs
  • be fair to people with disabilities.
  • Personal Cleanliness

  • Clothing must be clean, pressed, in good condition and fit appropriately.
  • Socks or hose must be worn with shoes.
  • Neat and well groomed hair, sideburns, mustaches and beards (no artificial colors e.g. pink, green, etc. that would be deemed unprofessional).
  • Moderate make-up.
  • Secured long hair (hair must be tied back to prevent potential for being caught in equipment).
  • Clothing must not interfere with the safe operation of equipment.
  • Personal Hygiene

  • Maintain personal cleanliness by bathing daily.
  • Oral hygiene (brushing of teeth) required.
  • Use deodorant / anti-perspirant to minimize body odors.
  • No heavily scented perfumes, colognes and lotions. These can cause allergic reactions, migraines and respiratory difficulty for some employees.
  • Clean and trimmed fingernails (¼ inch long or less).
  • Wash hands after eating, or using the restrooms.
  • Activity 5

    Risk Level Matrix


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    Five Step Hierarchical Process

    The hierarchy of hazard control has five levels, with those at the top of the list being the most effective. They can be summarized as:

  • Eliminate the hazard
  • Substitute a less hazardous material or process
  • Engineering controls
  • Administration controls
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Risk Assessment Tool Template

    Problems I have Found

    Employees are stressed at work

    Some of the employees are coming in drunk or hungover

    Manager is harassing some of the new workers


    Provide Stress Relieving therapy’s

    Create new Workplace Policy which created better standards for workers

    Discrimination and Harrassment Policy to the manager.

    WHS Legislation and Codes of Practices

    The Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS Act) and Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011 (WHS Regulations) in the Commonwealth jurisdiction. The WHS Act and WHS Regulations implement model work health and safety laws that have also been adopted in most of the Australian states and territories.

    Codes of practice can be approved under the WHS Act. They are practical guides to achieving the standards of health, safety and welfare required under the WHS Act and the WHS Regulations.

    An approved code of practice applies to anyone who has a duty of care in the circumstances described in the code. In most cases, following an approved code of practice would achieve compliance with the health and safety duties in the WHS Act, in relation to the subject matter of the code.

    List of Sources


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