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Management of Workplace, Health & Safety. Risk Management System

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In this assignment, we have been asked to identify and imply risk management system in a company. Being a Safety Officer is not an easy job, everyday they (safety officer) have to deal with the grievances of the staff which must be resolved so that workers can give in their 100% effort.

This essay is about a safety officer who has received complaints while the workforces are working in the warehouse. They complain about excessive heat which reduces their interest of work and efficiency. The staff has also complained about severe headaches.

As a Safety Officer, it is his duty to try and resolve the problem being faced by the workforce. A smart officer will first assess the severity of risk which causes hazards. After identifying these hazards he has to control them so that they don't occur again or less frequently.

Let us look forward in appendix what is the current situation and how the safety officer handles the complaint(s).

Introduction to Risk Management

The risk management process is an important tool to enable safety managers both to demonstrate compliance with legislation and to ensure that risks to health and safety are identified and controlled in most effective way. (Bohle & Quinlan, 2000)

Please refer Table 1 for the following content.

The risk management process can be followed at many levels, the inner boxes represent the fundamental steps of risk management, planning, identifying, assessing and treating, while the other two boxes at the sides of the diagram represent the processes which need to occur at each of these steps - communication and consultation and monitoring and review. (Bohle & Quinlan, 2000) Let us see what each level tells us:

Level 1 - Establish the Context: Firstly, in risk management the planning stage is where information is gathered, resources are defined, communication and consultations are set up. This will not only benefit the company but also improve quality of the product, productivity and employees...