Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Risk Assessments
The Celtic Safety Team will work with you to provide Risk Assessments regarding your specific Health and Safety needs. Below is some information about the Risk Assessments and how they are conducted:
Identifying existing or potential hazards
Assessing hazards involves taking a look at what could harm workers at a workplace – the typical question to ask is “What could go wrong?” Doing a hazard assessment allows an employer to decide whether appropriate precautions have already been taken to prevent accidents and injuries, or whether more needs to be done. Putting the hazard assessment in writing moves it from a “what could go wrong?” walk‐around‐the‐worksite approach to one that is more thorough and repeatable. Having the assessment in writing also proves that it has been done.
The important things an employer needs to decide when assessing a worksite is whether a hazard is significant and whether satisfactory precautions have been taken so that the chances of worker injury are eliminated or made extremely unlikely. When assessing hazards, an employer should keep the process simple.
Quality (QMS) Risk Management (ISO:31000:2009)
Risk management can be applied to an entire organisation, at its many areas and levels, at any time, as well as to specific functions, projects and activities.
Although the practice of risk management has been developed over time and within many sectors in order to meet diverse needs, the adoption of consistent processes within a comprehensive framework can help to ensure that risk is managed effectively, efficiently and coherently across an organisation. The generic approach described in this International Standard provides the principles and guidelines for managing any form of risk in a systematic, transparent and credible manner and within any scope and context.
A generic risk assessment process has been set out in ISO standard 31000. The guidance can be applied to any kind of risk by any kind of organisation. Essentially, the steps are as follows:
Establish the context – what activities are we talking about?
e.g., a piece of machinery, a process, a natural disaster, exporting goods, staff, data.
Identify risks – what could go wrong?
e.g., entanglement, pinch injury, collision, dust, noise, chemical exposure, flood, theft, fraud,
Analyse them – what could happen if it did go wrong? How likely is it?
minor injury, permanent impairment, loss of life, loss of reputation, economic setback, business closure…
Evaluate – can we live with this risk?
minor inconvenience? major problem?
Control/treat – what are we going to do about it?
use the hierarchy of controls to decide, and consider the cost/benefit balance.
Monitor/review – is the control working? Can it be better?
2 – Environmental Risk Assessments
The Celtic Safety environmental advisor will focus on key environment issues to assist you to maximise your company’s environmental performance and comply with relevant requirements. Some key issues consist of:
In regards to the issues categorised in the menu above, the EMS impact assessment will establish what implications are contained for business and a relevant person who you can contact in the Celtic Safety environment unit to obtain further information. Celtic Safety EMS Unit will assist you to maximise your company’s environmental performance and comply with relevant requirements.
If you would like a quotation or information on how Celtic Safety Training can assist your company in relation to Risk Management, please contact us, and a member of our team will be in contact with you.