As you know, you must do what's reasonably practicable to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. And this means you must implement the best risk control measures in your risk management plan.
Take these five steps when selecting risk control measures
To put it plainly, this means that 20% of your hazards will make up 80% of your risks.
Step #1: Identify the hazards that make up the 80% of your risk and prioritise these for action.
Step #2: Analyse these risks and divide them into categories
Step #3: Apply the hierarchy of controls to each risk in each category. Note that you may need to apply more than 1 of the hierarchy of controls. Choose the most appropriate combinations to reduce risk to an acceptable level.
Step #4: Develop action plans to implement the improved risk control measures.
Your risk management plan should name the person responsible for carrying out the work needed to reduce the risk.
The action plan should also have a deadline for completion. The risk control measures implemented must be monitored to make sure the planned risk reduction does occur.
Well there you have it. Taking these five steps will help you select the best risk control measures in your risk management plan.
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