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Hazard identification, assessment and control report
for Outdoor Timber Ltd

(20.05.2012)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The purpose of this report is to create an identification, assessment and control process for Outdoor timber Ltd to identify, manage hazards on their worksite.

We have developed and described a hazard management and identification process.

We have also identified and prioritised existing significant hazards, and analysed the potential harm of these hazards. We have done so with use a task and area analysis identification process.

We have described how to manage these significant hazards effectively using a hierarchy of controls. We have recommended process to measure, control, monitor, review and record the significant hazards.

* Table of Contents

1. RECOMMENDATIONS4
2. DISCUSSION HAZARD MANAGEMENT4
2.1Identifying Hazards5
2.1.1 Employee Participation6
2.2Assessing Hazards7
2.3Controlling Hazards7
2.3.1Eliminating or removing………………………..…………................ 7
2.3.2Isolating…………………………………………………………………8
2.3.3Minimising……………………………………………………………...8

2.4Monitoring Hazards…………………………………………………………… 9 2.5Reviewing Hazards……………………………………………………………10 2.6Recording Hazards……………………………………………………………10
3. REFERENCES11
4. APPENDICES……………………………………………………………………12

1. RECOMMENDATIONS

We recommend looking at the hazard management process from an expert and a local perspective.

The expert perspective will identify the hazards, the likelihood of the hazard and the consequence, the controls to manage the hazard and finally review the effectiveness of these controls. The expert will apply legislative and industry guidelines and standards.

The local perspective is involving the management and the employees of the business in the hazard identification management of these hazards. This step is important in that it is effective in identifying site specific hazards and will tend to encourage employee participation and acceptance.

We recommend both the Area analysis and Task analysis hazard identification method.

Outdoor Timber needs not only to introduce the new processes it needs to ensure the following documentation is also implemented to support these processes.

Hazard Management Policy
Hazard Management Procedure.
Hazard Management Reporting Policy
Hazard Management Reporting Procedure
Hazard Identification and Assessment Register
Hazard Communication System
Hazard Reporting form
Hazard Register
Site Hazard identification Checklist
Task Analysis Risk assessment Worksheet
PPE Policy
Health Monitoring Policy
Health Monitoring Procedure
Employee Training Records

2. DISCUSSION

Area hazard analysis is a function the environment and the equipment and the materials in the local environment. eg. Noise, dust, chemicals, Mobile Transport – eg fork hoists and trucks etc.

There are other broader environmental hazards such as chemical wash off into storm water that, while not likely to directly impact employees in the short term are nonetheless hazards. We note that we are not addressing such environmental hazards in this report.

Task hazard analysis is driven by the materials, equipment and how the employees physically undertake their task. e.g. How the employee might lift a heavy load and stack timber. This creates exposure to lifting strains and potential to create a new hazard.

2.1Identifying hazards

HSE Act section 7 – Identification of Hazard

(1) Every employer shall ensure that there are in place effective methods for – (a) Systematically identifying existing hazards to employees at work.

With the above legislation in mind Outdoor Timber need to put in place a hazard management process that includes both area and task risk analysis to identify hazards. See Appendix . A.

To systematically identify area hazards we recommend Outdoor Timber implement and...
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