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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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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Promoting Positive Health and Safety Culture
May06

Promoting Positive Health and Safety Culture

Influences on Health and Safety There are two basic issues influencing health and safety and these are: Internal Influences External Influences INTERNAL INFLUENCES 1)     Production Demands When production is a priority then health and safety issues can be seen as a hindrance. Good health and safety practice should be seen as helping organizations to meet their production targets. Any health and safety procedure that is seen to slow...

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