Essay on How I Would Implement Risk Control Strategies To Overcome The Following WHS Problems

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Introduction

The purpose of this report is to explain the incident management process. In this report you will find the common incidents at workplace and how to avoid them. Also, you will have information about steps you would take to investigate and record the incident.

How I would implement risk control strategies to overcome the following WHS problems?

Back strain due to lifting heavy objects
Use of engineering controls: Firstly, I will change workstation layout, which might include using height adjustable workbenches or locate tools and materials within short reaching distances. This will assist in eliminating or reducing the risk factors of back strain. Then, using mechanical lifting aids will be compulsory to all staff when lifting heavy loads.
Use of administrative controls: There will be a job rotation to limit the duration the lifting is conducted and recovery time between lifting tasks to reduce the risk of back injuries. Staff will have enough training to understand two- man policies and weight lifting limits. Also, proper lifting techniques will be provided to modify work practices.
Use of personal protective equipment (PPE): Back belts will be used as a control for back injuries.
Staff falling from ladders reaching for stock stored on shelving above standing height above the ground
Use of engineering controls: By using boom lifts, staff will be protected in preventing falls.
Use of administrative controls: Relevant workers will have information, instruction and training to use boom lift. They will also be trained in safe operation.
Staff cutting their hands when moving objects with sharp edges
Use of engineering controls: Staff will use relevant machines such as fork lift, trolleys and pallet jack when moving object with sharp edges. For smaller items, padding or wrapping will be used to be fitted to sharp edges.
Use of administrative controls: Staff will be trained in how to use the machines to understand system of work when moving objects with sharp edges.
Use of personal protective equipment: Different sizes of glove will be provided to suit the range of employees. Staff will be using gloves and armbands when moving objects with sharp edges.
List of relevant Codes of practice

Managing the risk of falls at workplaces: Code of practice and National Code of Practice for Manual Handling are practical guides to gather information about managing above risks.

Risk Register

Name of organisation: ABC Manufacturing
Date: 15/04/2014 Compiled by: Erol

Category of staff effected
Work activities
Hazards
Risks
Initial risk rating no controls
Control plan
Responsible person
Risk rating after controls
Comments
Reasoning

L
C
R

L
C
R

All staff
Working at heights
Trips and falls

Personal injuries
Lost time injuries
A
4
H
Engineering- boom lifts
Admin- training
HS Manager

D
4
L
Supervision needed
Fall prevention
Develop an awareness of safe operating
All staff
Manual handling
Repetitive awkward posture
Bending movements
Strains and sprains
Permanent disability
Back injuries
A
4
H
Engineering- mechanical aids and lifting devices; forklifts, trolleys
Administrative- manual handling training
Ppe- back belts
HS Manager
D
4
L
Supervision needed
To prevent injuries
Awareness of safe handling
To minimise the risk
All staff
Manual handling of sharp edges
Handling of an object with sharp edges
Cuts
Lost time injuries
A
4
H
Engineering- forklifts, trolleys, pallet jacks
Administrative- manual handling training
Ppe- gloves, armbands
HS Manager
D
4
L
Supervision needed
To prevent injuries
Awareness of safe handling
To minimise the risk

Possible causes of the incident.
The organisational environment­ - Despite having the monthly slips/trips risk assessment checks, leaks were not fixed. They have only one…