Any successful safety strategy has this principle as its foundation. However, the degree to which it is successful is dependent on the following three factors:
- the ability of the organisation to identify all of the hazards that are present
- the ability of the organisation to implement satisfactory control measures whenever necessary, and
- the level of commitment from all personnel within the organisation to accept the rules, regulations and safe work practices and procedures that have been established.
To achieve a safe workplace it is clear that the starting point is for all personnel to have basic understanding of hazards and risks.
This program starts by examining how we as individuals deal with hazards in our everyday lives. It then looks at how society deals with hazards and then looks at the added factors that influence how hazards are dealt with in the workplace.
The next section of the program clearly explains exactly what is a hazard and what is a risk. It also, by example, illustrates the distinction between a hazard and a risk.
The third section of the program deals with identifying hazards in the workplace and classifies hazards under the following headings:
Workplace hazards are further examined under the categories of:
- Caught by, in or between
- Struck by or struck against
- Fall to floor level or below
- Exposure to.
The final section of the program looks at the overall issue of accident prevention and in particular the need for behavioural change to improve workplace safety.
This program is suitable for all personnel.
RUNNING TIME: 19 Minutes