Your company shall control all risks to whatever extent is practically possible, once they have been identified. The sequence of implementing controls is as follows:-
- Eliminating the hazard.
- Substituting the hazard.
- Modifying the process.
- Isolating the hazard.
- Implementing engineering controls.
- Using a combination of controls.
- Using back up controls, such as personal protective equipment.
Additional requirements :-
- See that all controls identified in an investigation are authorised with signed documentation.
- Allocate responsibility against each control, to ensure everyone is aware of what is required of them. Any lack of response shall be tracked to the responsible person.
- Ensure controls have a time frame allocated to them for completion.
- Ensure all employees concerned have received sufficient training, or arrange for retraining, as deemed necessary by the findings of the investigation.
After implementing controls, ensure they are evaluated at a future time. (This is to ensure that the controls have not caused any further hazards, and that they are in fact appropriate to reducing the likelihood of a recurrence of the same event.)
All controls must be formulated in consultation with the employees of the area associated with the risk.
|Sample Risk Control Schedule|
|Work sector: Date prepared:Signed: [Insert name of risk management team member to verify control]|
|Task/activity/ work process|
|Person responsible for implementation|
|If delayed, state reason|
|If delayed, state new deadline|