A risk management approach

The best way of maintaining a healthy and safe workplace is to ensure the workplace has a risk management system. Risk management is the cornerstone of legislation and good practice relating to health and safety.

Risk management follows a five-step method, as shown below.

Step1: identify hazards. Is there a regulation ministerial notice or code of practice about the hazard? If yes, follow the information in the regulation, standard, code or guide. If no, you must choose an appropriate way to manage the risk. Step 2: assess risks. Step 3: decide control measures. Step 4: Implement control methods. Step 5: monitor and review.
Figure: Risk management approach

If there is no Regulation or code of practice concerning a risk at your workplace, you must choose an appropriate way to manage exposure to the risk.

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