A Guide to Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is crucial to avoid potential hazards and implement safety procedures. While work related fatalities and injuries have dropped drastically in recent years, the numbers need to be lowered further. In order to prevent incidents from occurring it’s up to everyone involved to identify potential hazards. When it comes to heights and the application of roof safety systems it’s always better to be safe than sorry. From workers standpoint a fall could mean a devastating injury or worse, from an employer’s perspective it could mean a costly lawsuit and a drop in productivity. While the designated OH&S representative should be able to identify potential hazards, everyone on site should be capable of identifying risk. Risk assessment is a relatively simple, yet essential component of working on a potentially dangerous site. Below are the essential steps to take for effective risk assessment.

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A workers rights: What to do if your workplace isn’t safe

Providing and maintaining a safe working environment is the responsibility of all involved. From the common labourer to the corporate staff, it takes everyone to ensure that a workplace is safe and that employees are happy. Government regulations and strict OH&S policies have drastically reduced the amount of workplace accidents. Every business operating in a potentially hazardous environment must legally comply with set standards of worker protection. Unfortunately there are numerous incidents every year were safety is ignored, with financial or time constraints taking priority. Ignoring hazards is incredibly dangerous, it is essential to provide a safe working environment. In theory employees have the right to refuse to work in dangerous environments absent of safety systems. In reality many employees, concerned about job security will not exercise their right of refusal for fear of repercussions. Being expected to work in an unsafe environment without instituted safety policy is unacceptable and there is a process employees can follow if they feel that safety standards are inadequate.

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Safety Tips for Working at Heights

Working heights is a part of many workers routine but if procedures aren't followed and safety measures aren't taken a tragic mistake can be just around the corner.Workplace health and safety Queensland have legislation governing the procedures for working at heights. Safer Sites would like to share some important safety tips for your workplace.

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Welcome to Safer Sites

Happy New year from Safer Sites!!!!2012 is set to be an exciting year at Safer Sites, as we look forward to working with more clients to ensure their workplace is safe and risk free. Building sites can be dangerous places, but with correct procedures all risks can now be reduced exponentially.

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