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There are 4 risk assessment types. Choose the correct one here

by , 21 March 2016
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 circumstance.

They are...


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Type#1: Baseline assessments

This is an initial assessment of risks in the workplace.

It's a broad assessment covering all activities which take place on site.

The point of this type of risk assessment is to establish a risk profile or a series of risk profiles.

Type#2: Generic assessments

This type of risk assessment is used for where the same type of task is carried out at different workplaces in the same way.

In order to do this, you must perform a baseline risk assessment, and then use it for similar work tasks which pose comparable risks.

REMEMBER: Generic risk assessments should only be used for activities that are clearly similar to one another. In other words, they must have comparable risks and must involve similar precautionary measures to control them.

Type#3: Continuous assessment

This is an informal risk assessment that is carried out on a regular basis in the workplace.

Here, the supervisor will monitor the employees carrying out their tasks.

If he suspects that a particular task is posing too high a risk, he'll stop the employee from continuing to perform it.

Type#4: Specialised assessments

There are several risk assessment models with specialised applications, and which aim to achieve very specific objectives.

And you have to apply the correct model depending on the exact result you're looking for in your workplace.

*So to see what those models are, simply page over to Chapter R 01 in your Health and Safety Advisor handbook.

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Alan 2016-08-22 16:08:10

Good day,

Please could you assist me as I’m puting a safety file together for one of your clients. I’m not too sure what to do with the appointment of 16 and 16.2 as they do not have a CEO but have 2 Managing Director’s. What do I do in this case?

We do work for the mines – maintenance or new installations of automotive airconditioning units into their earthmoving machines, but it’s not construction, and in H & S file it is mostly relating to construction, Please Help.

Kind regards,

Alan Valadon
Harrack Automotive Airconditioning Pty LTD

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