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Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control - Risk Assessment (Assess the Risk )

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control - Risk Assessment (Assess the Risk )

Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control - Risk Assessment (Assess the Risk )

Using the ThinkSafe steps

2. Risk Assessment (Assess the Risk )

Key Point : - Assessing the risk means working out how likely it is that a hazard will harm someone and how serious the harm could be.

Whenever you spot a hazard, assess the risk by asking yourself two questions:

  • how likely is it that the hazard could harm me or someone else?

  • how badly could I or someone else be harmed?

Always tell someone (your employer, your supervisor or your health and safety representative) about hazards you can′t fix yourself, especially if the hazard could cause serious harm to anyone.

For example:

  • Ask your supervisor for instructions and training before using equipment

  • Ask for help moving or lifting heavy objects

  • Tell your supervisor if you think a work practice could be dangerous

  • If you are not sure of the safest way to do something on work experience, always ask your work experience supervisor.
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