How to Manage Work Health and Safety Risks

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How to manage work health and safety risks
Code of Practice 2011
Workplace health and safety Queensland Department of Justice and Attorney-General

This Queensland code of practice was made by the Minister for Education and Industrial Relations on 27 November 2011 and published in the Queensland Government Gazette on 2 December 2011. This code commences on 1 January 2012. This code is based on a national model code of practice developed by Safe Work Australia and approved by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council on 10 August 2011 as part of the harmonisation of work health and safety laws.

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Contents
Foreword ............................................................................................................................4 Scope and application .................................................................................................................... 4

1. Introduction .................................................................................................................5 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.1 3.1 3.2 4.1 4.2 4.3 Who has responsibility for managing work health and safety risks?................................... 5 The meaning of key terms................................................................................................... 5 What is involved in managing risks? ................................................................................... 6 When should a risk management approach be used?........................................................ 8 How to find hazards ............................................................................................................ 9 When should a risk assessment be carried out? .............................................................. 11 How to do a risk assessment ............................................................................................ 11 The hierarchy of risk control.............................................................................................. 14 How to develop and implement control options ................................................................ 16 How to ensure that controls remain effective .................................................................... 17

2. Step 1 – How to identify hazards................................................................................9 3. Step 2 – How to assess risks ...................................................................................11

4. Step 3 – How to control risks ...................................................................................14

5. Step 4 – How to review controls................................................................................19 6. Keeping records ........................................................................................................20 Appendix A – Assessing how things go wrong ............................................................21 Appendix B – Risk register .............................................................................................22 Appendix C – Case studies.............................................................................................23 Case Study 1: ............................................................................................................................... 23 Case Study 2:...
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