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Cert IV in OHS - Identify Hazards and Assess OHS Risks
 

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Find out how to identify hazards and assess OHS risks.

Find out how to identify hazards and assess OHS risks.

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    Cert IV in OHS - Identify Hazards and Assess OHS Risks Cert IV in OHS - Identify Hazards and Assess OHS Risks Presentation Transcript

    • IDENTIFY HAZARDS AND ASSESS OHS RISKS Cert IV in OHS
    • The Cert IV in OHS includes the unit of competency – BSBOHS403 Identify hazards and assess OHS risks – in it you identified hazards by: reviewing workplace information such as incident investigation reports, workplace inspection reports, reports of hazards, incidents and injuries, job safety analyses and procedures; identifying and accessing information from regulators, industry bodies and other sources of information external to the workplace; and consulting with stakeholders, key personnel, technical advisors and OHS specialists.
    • You then recorded the outcomes of the hazard identification on a hazard, or risk, register together with the outcomes of the risk assessments. In this section, you will review this information to identify the hazards requiring control action.
    • Three questions will enable you to identify which hazards require control. What are the MUST DO hazards? What are the SHOULD DO hazards? What are the COULD DO hazards? Sign Up for a Free Information Pack on OHS Training Now!
    • Question 1: What are the MUST DO hazards? While no activity or environment can be 100 per cent risk free, there is a legal obligation to minimise risk as far as is practicable.
    • In section 4.3 of the learning guide for BSBOHS403, it was determined that a risk is ‘tolerable’ (or As Low As Reasonably Practicable – ALARP) where the specific circumstances of the situation are considered and: the law is satisfied; the cost of putting safeguards in place is measured against the consequences of failing to do so; controls take account of currently available knowledge and meet or exceed industry standards; and the people exposed to or affected by the risk feel comfortable about it.
    • Must do actions are those required to address the hazards where controls do NOT meet these standards.
    • Question 2: What are the SHOULD DO hazards? These are the hazards where further action is suggested by codes of practice* or standards.
    • Question 3: What are the COULD DO hazards? These are the hazards where cost-effective analysis based on standard business practices indicates further control action is required.
    • LMIT delivers the Certificate IV in OHS and the Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety Completely Online in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Canberra. The Advanced Diploma in OHS is also available via RPL only.