- I bet you don't know the difference between these three risk assessment essentials!
- Here's how you can be 100% sure your risk assessments are legally compliant...
Remember, you must do a risk assessment to be compliant with the OHS Act!
Do you know the difference between these three simple, but essential risk assessment terms: A danger, a hazard and a risk?
I know it sounds silly, but I recently attended a seminar on Risk Assessments and you wouldn't... ››› more
- [24 May 2017]
- Answers to four of the most frequently asked risk assessment questions
- Have questions about risk assessments? If so, continue reading to discover some of the answers to your questions.
Four answers to your risk assessment questions
Question #1: What's risk assessment matrix?
Answer: Experts at the Health & Safety Advisor say that a risk assessment is the process of estimating and communicating workplace safety risk and deciding whether this risk is a... ››› more
- [16 November 2016]
- Important liabilities OHS practitioners face in various legal appointments
- A company or an individual may encounter two types of liability. One type is represented by the criminal charges carrying conviction or fines, the second type is represented by the civil claims by damages.
In an analysis for Sheqafrica.com, steam legal consultant Shavanya Subramoney explained the liabilities that OHS practitioners face in various legal appointments and scopes of service.
Tod... ››› more
- [14 November 2016]
- Four types of OHSA's health and safety risk assessment you need to know about
- Having a HIRA (hazard identification and risk assessment) process at your company is one of the most important tools at your disposal to ensure your company's compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).Here are the four types of risk assessments you must do...
Most incidents in the workplace happen because of insufficient management controls. One way of ensuring your compa... ››› more
- [03 October 2016]
- Toolbox talks: What your employees need to know about risk assessments
- The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires you to identify all hazards and risks in your workplace. You must, thereafter, analyse the risks and implement control measures to reduce or remove the risks associated with your company's activities. Use this toolbox talk to train your employees on the importance of doing daily risk assessments in their work area...
The words 'risk assessm... ››› more
- [03 October 2016]
- One deadly workplace hazard you've probably overlooked
- We all know how important risk assessments are. They help you to identify hazards in your workplace. Not to mention, it's a legal requirement!
But that's easy enough to understand. The real question is where to look for these hazards. After all, you can't identify any hazards if you don't know where to look.
An obvious place to start would be structural hazards and material hazards. But th... ››› more
- [05 May 2016]
- There are 4 risk assessment types. Choose the correct one here
- By conducting risk assessments in the workplace, you'll reduce incidents, overall costs to your company and increase productivity.
It's also a moral obligation that's supported by law.
In other words, there really is no avoiding them. So pay attention...
There are 4 types of risk assessments which must be conducted depending on the context. So make sure that the one you use suits the circ... ››› more
- [21 March 2016]
- Five hazards to look into when carrying out your risk assessments
- Carrying out risk assessments are important parts of health and safety in the workplace. By carrying out a risk assessment, you can identify any hazards in the workplace that could lead to a workplace incident.
So look at these five common hazards in the workplace and ensure that your workplace is hazard-free:
1. Structural hazards:
These include the physical structure in which the... ››› more
- [06 September 2015]
- The aftermath of an incident - an employer's guide
- Driving a vehicle for work activities is the most dangerous task most of us will do on a daily basis.
For most of us, jumping in a car, van, bus or truck and making that trip for work is pretty much the most dangerous part of our day.
But what can you do to reduce the risk - both to your employees and your organisation?
Read on to find out...
Let's have a look at a practical example
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- [13 August 2015]
- Identify the most likely health and safety risks to your business with the four step Risk Analysis Process
- A Risk Analysis Process is basically a problem solving process.
It helps you identify the most likely health and safety threats to your business.
During this exercise, you would use assessment tools to decide which risks you need to assess first.
A Risk Analysis Process comprises of four steps, and we're going to explore them in this article.
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- [13 August 2015]
- What you know about risk assessments could be wrong
- You're probably taking steps to protect your employees, and using your risk assessment to tell you if you're covering all you need to.
But how would you feel if I told you what you know about risk assessments could be wrong?
Here are seven facts about risk assessments that could prove what you know is actually wrong...
Here's how you can be 100% sure you... ››› more
- [26 June 2015]
- When last did you review your fire risk assessment? The recent fire at a Creche in Soweto should be your wake up call
- After hearing about the Crèche that burnt down in Soweto this week, killing two toddlers, you should be thinking about the fire risks in your business.
And check if you're taking reasonable steps to prevent harm to your employees and your building.
You're probably taking steps to protect your employees, but your fire risk assessment will tell you if you're covering all you need to.
Read... ››› more
- [26 June 2015]