WHS retail store
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.
When employees need access to the OHS/WHS policies and procedures, they will be able to read and access the policies and procedures on a company notice board, in their emails, on the website and in the company database. The will have easy access and should be available to all stakeholders.
I will clearly and accurately explain the provisions of the policies and procedures through team meetings and interviews in order to make sure that everyone understands the provisions. This reduces confusions with team members and makes sure everyone is aware of the policies and procedures that apply to them.
There will be a constant updates of risks and monitoring procedures and the employees will be well informed about any changes that apply to them. Hazards and risks will be record in the hazards records log which all employees have access to.
All employees have access to and are able to report in the OHS and hazards records log. This is to make sure that the OHS issues and hazards are updated as soon as possible and that all employees are aware of the workplace OHS issues.
When an issue is raised or reported, I will be able to use the 4 step analysis procedure to resolve the problem most effectively. I will identify the problem, identify the solutions, implement the solutions and monitoring the outcome. This 4 step process is the most effective method of resolving issues in the workplace most effective.
The outcome will be conveyed to the employees through a meeting. They will also be called or emailed depending on the accessibility to contact them. They should be informed about the progress and constantly updated as the issue gets resolved or becomes worse. The employees will also be given instructions on how to effectively avoid the hazard or issue and prevent any injuries or worsen the issue.
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 fatal effects.
I will consult with the Human Resource manager because their job is related to each other, updating information, making a decision and discuss on how they are going to develop the strategy in the future. They will consult with each other by conduct the informal meeting or formal meeting like board meeting.
I selected the kitchen and chose food hygiene. This is incredibly important as I work in a restaurant industry and the food hygiene is one of the most important things to consider in regards to OHS and food safety policies.
Eating utensils – my restaurant follows all of these controls and ensures that there is no chance of bacteria or germs being left on the eating utensils. This is important as the utensils are giving and shared on a daily basis and therefore must be cleaned thoroughly for the next customer to use.
All food preparation and handling is taken seriously and all equipment are cleaned thoroughly no bacteria is left to spread and contaminate other foods that are being served to customers. All foods must be stored safely and new equipment will be used to prepare…...
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