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Checklists your SME will need to do its first risk assessment successfully

by , 04 May 2015
The best way of ensuring your SME identifies hazards and assesses safety risks is to do a complete and proper risk assessment of your workplace.

Performing a risk assessment is also one of the most important safety tools at your disposal to prove your compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

During a risk assessment, you need to evaluate all the hazards and risks to your employees' health and safety.

Read on for the checklists you need to use to make sure you don't leave anything out when doing yours...

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Checklist to consider when doing your risk assessment

•    Health & Safety Policy;
•    Hazard identification report;
•    Toilet cleaning checklist;
•    Water portability test reports;
•    Noise monitoring report;
•    Job rotation policy;
•    Medical records;
•    Housekeeping checklist;

Read on for other checklist which will make doing your risk assessment easier…
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•    Which risk assessments have to be checked by an approved inspector every two years?
•    Is it absolutely necessary for your company to appoint and train someone as a risk assessor?
•    When was the last time you did a risk assessment? (Is that too long?
•    Have you checked and double checked the less obvious health hazards?

If you can't answer even one of these questions you're not only putting your employee's lives at risk; you're also putting yourself in danger of massive fine from the DoL.

Don't wait until it's too late.

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Checklist to help conduct an efficient risk assessment

•    List of first aid box contents and maintenance procedure;
•    First aid training records;
•    Records of instances requiring first aid and reports of the analysis;
•    Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for machines;
•    Machine preventative maintenance plan and record;
•    List of chemicals and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS);
•    Training records;
•    Maintenance records for alarm system and detectors;
•    Evacuation plan copies;
•    Fire drill records and analysis; and
•    Food purchase and storage procedure

If you don't have the time to source checklists for all the above, invest in the Risk Assessment Toolkit which will save you time and money!

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