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Assessment Activity Identify hazards and risks

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Assessment Activity Identify hazards and risks

Section 1 Assessment

    Assessment activity: Hazards and risks

a) In your own words explain the terms ‘hazard’ and ‘risk’. Your explanation

    should make clear the difference between the two.

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Assessment activity: Identify hazards and assess the

    risks

Identify two potential hazards related to your workplace tasks. Assess the level

    of risk for each, using either:

    ; the Risk Priority Chart provided as a handout

    ; a similar risk rating tool used in your workplace (provide a copy)

     Hazard 1 .................................................................................

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     Risk rating ..............................................................................

     Hazard 2 .................................................................................

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     Risk Rating...............................................................................

Risk priority chart (risk score and statement)

    ? The State of Queensland (Department of Communities and Disability Services

    Queensland) 2007.

LIKELIHOOD CONSEQUENCES:

    How likely is How severely would it hurt someone (if it happened)? it to happen?

    Insignificant Minor Moderate Major Catastrophic

    (no (first aid (medical (extensive (death; toxic

    injuries) treatment treatment; injuries; release of

    only; spillage loss of chemicals)

    spillage contained production)

    contained but with

    at site) outside

    help)

    Almost certain

     expected in 3 3 4 4 4 most H H A A A circumstances

    Likely will

    probably occur 2 3 3 4 4 in most M H H A A circumstances

    Possible 1 2 3 4 4 might occur at L M H A A some time

    Unlikely could 1 1 2 3 4 occur at some L L M H A time

    Rare may

    occur, only in 1 1 2 3 3 exceptional L L M H H circumstances

    Risk score and statement

    Score and Action statement

    4 ACT NOW Urgent do something about the risks immediately.

    A: Acute Requires immediate attention.

    3 Highest management decision is required urgently. H: High

    2 Follow management instructions.

    ? The State of Queensland (Department of Communities and Disability Services

    Queensland) 2007.

M: Moderate

    1 OK for now. Record and review if any

    L: Low equipment/people/materials/work processes or procedures

    change.

    Workplace Health and Safety Risk Management Advisory Standard 2000 (DEIR)

    ? The State of Queensland (Department of Communities and Disability Services Queensland) 2007.

Section 2 Assessments

    Assessment activity: Hazards and incidents

    a) In your own words explain the difference between a hazard and an incident.

    Outline any differences in reporting procedures and reporting responsibilities

    that apply in your workplace.

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b) Complete the following:

    A notifiable incident is ...................................................................................

    Notification is the responsibility of ..............................................................

Assessment activity: Report a hazard

    a) Describe an urgent hazard that could occur in your workplace. This can be a

    hazard that has already been reported and controlled, or one that could occur

    in future.

    Describe how you would report the hazard according to your workplace

    policies and procedures.

    Hazard: ...................................................................................

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     Procedure you will use to report this hazard, and why you chose this method:

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     Role/title of person the hazard will be reported to: .........................

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     .............................................................................................. ? The State of Queensland (Department of Communities and Disability Services