Single Course

Managing Hazards at workplace

Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)

Course Summary:

Hazard management is essentially a problem-solving process aimed at defining problems (identifying hazards), gathering information about them (assessing the risks) and solving them (controlling the risks). Where a control has been used to address an identified hazard, this should be reviewed by checking the effectiveness of the control (evaluation). The whole hazard management process should also be reviewed after a period of time or when something changes.

Hazardous situations and objects are all around us – at home, in public places and at work. Every worker has a role to play in making the workplace as healthy and safe as possible. As you go about your daily work, it is important that you recognise potential hazards and assess risks so that appropriate action can be taken.

Course Objectives:

  • This course aims to train attendees to be effective Risk Managers through the process of identification, assessment and control of hazards in their workplace.
  • Describe the health and safety effects relating to the use of hazardous chemicals
  • Explain the importance and use of reading labels and Safety Data Sheets
  • Explain how management should:
    • a) Identify what substances in their workplace involve risks to health and safety.
    • b) Assess risks relating to the use of those substances.
    • c) Identify appropriate control measures.
    • d) Review control measures for substances in the workplace
  • Explain what their role is in implementing or assisting in the implementation of the  work health and safety management system.
  • Outline the requirements that are set out in the WHS Act 2011 and WHS Regulation  2011 for workplace substances.
  • Describe the content and explain the importance of the Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace Code of Practice
  • Outline the steps that are required in their workplace to manage workplace substances. 

Course Outline

Identify hazards and assess risk
Health and safety at work Page
Workplace hazards and risks Page
Causes of injury Page
A risk management approach Page
Types of hazards Page
eporting a hazard Page
Risk assessment Page
Risk management strategy Page
Control measures Page
Follow procedures and strategies for risk control
Legislative requirements Page
Organisational policy Page
Workplace induction Page
eporting mechanisms Page
Hazard reporting procedures Page
Notifiable incidents Page
Less serious incidents Page
Managing aggression Page
Reporting incidents Page
Participating in WHS procedures Page
Emergency plans Page
Contribute to OHS in the workplace
A culture of safety Page
Continuous improvement Page
Employees' WHS rights Page
Employer and employee responsibilities Page
Supporting WHS processes Page
Consultation Page
Formal consultative processes Page
Participative arrangements Page
Supporting risk control procedures Page
Assist with health and safety audits Page
Providing feedback Page