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Do you know the secret to dealing with risks on site?

by , 17 July 2014
When it comes to matters of life and death, timing is everything. Seconds count and can be the difference between fatal injuries and walking away unharmed.

When it comes to workplace health and safety, timing is just as important. If you wait too long to deal with a hazard, it'll quickly escalate into a full on danger risk. From there, it's only a matter of time before someone has a serious accident.

This is why you need to know the secret to risks management on site...

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Immediacy is everything when it comes to risks management on site

 
The secret to risks management is to deal with it immediately! When one of your employees reports a safety risk, you must snap into action at once.
 
Even when you're very busy running the company, you have to get the process going. Instruct your health and safety representative to do a risk assessment and determine how serious this risk is.
 
This step is key as it'll point you in the direction you need to take to effectively deal with the risk and prevent a workplace accident. 
 
Once the risks assessment is complete, you need to follow these next five steps...
 

Follow these five risk management steps

 
1. Discuss the risk with your health and safety representative and committee;
2. Agree on a plan of action for dealing with the risk;
3. Implement the agreed safety measures;
4. Train your employees on how to use these safety measures; and
5. Reassess the situation to ensure it's improved.
 
As long as you remember to take these steps quickly once an employee reports a risk, you'll be able to prevent serious accidents on site. 
 
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