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Ensure A Safe Workplace
GUILFORD TRAINING CENTRE PTE LTD & HOLMESGLEN INSTITUTE (HOSPITALITY)
Course Name :DIPLOMA OF HOSPITALYTY
Course Code :BSB51107 Diploma of Management
Session Code :DGM51CHFM0
Unit Name :Implement & Monitor Workplace Health, Safety & Security Procedures Unit Code :SITXOHS004A
Assessment Title :Ensure A Safe Workplace
Teacher Name :MsLinaShaharan
Assessment Value :Competency Achieved (Tick) Yes
No Due Date :17 January 2013
Distribution Date :
Student Name :Wong Sheng er
Student ID :S7721487I
PART – A
CONTROL OF SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS
CONTROL OF OTHER HAZARDS
Roles and Responsibilities
Hazard Control Plan
PART – B
10 Type of Hazards
HIERARCHY OF HAZARD CONTROLS
Chemicals can affect the skin by contact or they affect the body either through the digestive system or via the lungs if air is contaminated with chemicals, vapor, mist or dust.
There can be an acute effect, i.e. the person is affected immediately, or there can be a chronic effect, i.e. the person is affected in the medium to long term due to the accumulation of chemical or substances in or on the body. INTRODUCTION
Hazards in a workplace are controlled by a combination of “local controls” Specific to a hazard, and “management controls” for ensuring that these are implemented and remain active. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PRINCIPLE TO REMEMBER.
The implementation of controls to fix a specific hazard, e.g. chains to prevent gas cylinders toppling over, or hearing protectors to reduce exposure to noise, must be supplemented by management activities to ensure they are being implemented, that they are adequate, and that they remain effective. The mechanism for the control of a hazard may not necessarily be a physical one, but may be a rule or practice designed to reduce the risk from the hazard. It is necessary to ensure that once hazard controls are put in place they stay in place and are used, and it is also necessary to provide a feedback mechanism for ensuring whether or not the controls are adequate and responsibilities are Understood by all.
When a hazard has been identified and assessed as needing some control measure, then the next process to go through is the selection of which option is required. The final choice of an option is based on factors such as the potential severity of harm posed by the hazard, the likelihood of injury or illness occurring, the cost of control measures, or whether it has been identified as a significant hazard.
It is important, however, to LOOK AT ALL OPTIONS before making a decision, even though the identified hazard may already have some controls in place. CONTROL OF SIGNIFICANT HAZARDS
Hazards that are assessed as “significant” present such a degree of risk that the Act requires a more formal approach in dealing with them. The primary aim is the elimination of significant hazards if practicable. Sections 8, 9 and 10 of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992 contain specific requirements for the control of significant hazards. These sections require that the following steps are to taken once significant hazards have been identified in an organization:
1. Significant hazards to employees are to be eliminated where practicable. 2. If this is impracticable, those hazards are to be isolated. 3. If this is also impracticable, all practicable steps must be taken to minimize the likelihood that the hazard...
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