Risk Management

Risk management does not begin and end with risk assessment. Complete risk management requires appropriate business planning, development of management systems, training and education and identification, assessment and control of risks.

 

While all this may sound difficult, daunting or expensive risk management does not need to be any of those things. Adopting a sensible risk management approach that meets the objectives of the Work Health and Safety Act does not have to be expensive or time consuming, so long as it meets the objectives of the Work Health and Safety Act, and the needs of the business.

Risk management activities take into account risks associated with:

  • Processes

  • Tasks

  • Environmental considerations

  • Chemicals

  • Hazardous manual tasks (manual handling)

  • Factors external to the business

Some clients already have elements of a safety management system, but require assistance with other aspects such as:

 

  • Plant Safety

  • Emergency Control

  • Fitness for Work (drugs and alcohol)

  • Traffic Management

  • Working at Height

There are many benefits of risk management:

  • Lower injury rates resulting in lower absenteeism

  • Lower workers compensation costs

  • Higher morale of staff

  • Increases in productivity

  • Reduced plant and maintenance costs

  • Avoiding prosecution or adverse action by the regulator