PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEMS
Dec02

PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEMS

A permit to work procedure is a formal written system used to control certain types of work which are potentially hazardous. However there are different things that must be taken care of. DESIGN OF PERMIT-TO-WORK CERTIFICATES It is important that a permit-to-work certificate should be designed to suit the circumstances of its use. In particular, the permit should assist the authorized person who will ultimately sign it after thorough...

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PRINCIPLES AND HIERARCHY OF CONTROL
Nov04

PRINCIPLES AND HIERARCHY OF CONTROL

The control of risks is necessary to prevent accidents and ill health and may be required by legislation. To enable this to be done, risk assessments are carried out and then suitable control measures are implemented to deal with the risks. This is a requirement of safety management systems. GNERAL PRINCIPLES OF PREVENTION A recommended hierarchy of the general principles of prevention is: Avoid risks (e.g. do work different way)...

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Risk Assessment Factor
Oct08

Risk Assessment Factor

Multiply the severity number by the likelihood number to arrive at the risk factor for each hazard. This produces a number on a scale of 1 to 25. These numbers provide an indication of priority and the extent of the risk. The higher the number the greater the priority and risk and, therefore the more resources which may be needed to control the risk. As a rough guide, 15 to 25 is high risk and may require the provision of considerable...

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Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Sep04

Health and Safety Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is an essential part of any health and safety management system. The aim of risk assessment is to identify significant risks and set priorities to minimize risks and make reductions in work related accidents and ill-health. WHAT IS RISK ASSESSMENT? A risk assessment is nothing more than a careful examination of what in work could cause harm to people, so that you can weight up whether you have taken enough precautions...

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SAFETY CAMPAIGNS
Aug08

SAFETY CAMPAIGNS

Organisations may want to mount various types of campaigns on health and safety within the workplace. To ensure that the campaigns are effectively communicated to and understood by the employees the organization should: Have clear aims and objectives and targets and to be clear on the means of achieving them. Ensure that sufficient funds, time and other resources are made available so that everyone within the organization is fully...

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Effective Communication within The Organisation
Jul03

Effective Communication within The Organisation

OBJECTIVES OF COMMUNICATION Let’s check what the key objectives of communication are. Communication is meant: To understand others To get a clear perception and understanding of our message To get acceptance of our ideas To get the required action Effective and efficient systems of communication are a prerequisite for successful management. The purpose of communication is to provide information. It involves: Understanding Transmission...

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