Particpate in whs processes wk 6

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Particpate in whs processes wk 6

  1. 1. Participate in WHS processes
  2. 2. • Section 1 Weeks 2 – 7 Plan and conduct work safely
  3. 3. Recap Week 5 - August 15th 2013 What to do about hazards Hazard identification and management Risk assessment and management
  4. 4. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS Depending on your role in an organisation and your training, there may be varying expectations from your employer or management with regard to your level and within your scope of practice.
  5. 5. Regardless of what role you play in your workplace, it is still your responsibility to - – Identify – Assess and – Control workplace safety hazards.
  6. 6. WHAT TO DO ABOUT HAZARDS Hazard management plans can be developed after hazards have been identified e.g. a physical management plan. Hazard identification, risk assessment, and elimination (so far as is reasonable practice) - or control, offer the best opportunity for reducing workplace injury or illness.
  7. 7. RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT In any organisation there is a protocol to be followed when a worker wishes to raise a WHS issue. Initially the immediate supervisor needs to be approached. Depending on the issue, the supervisor may - * Request that the query is put in writing * That the staff member writes it on a hazard/incident form. -
  8. 8. CHECKLIST (recap from last week): When changing a nappy – ensure that... • The table is set up to ensure minimal lifting and twisting (stairs that pull out of the cupboard and lead to the change table – for heavier toddlers); • There is adequate PPE (personal protective equipment) and supplies for the change; • The infant understands what we are going to do before we pick them up; • There are no obstacles in our way.
  9. 9. Week 6 - August 22nd 2013 * Steps towards hazard management * Assessing risks and prioritising
  10. 10. STEPS TOWARDS HAZARD MANAGEMENT 1. Identify the hazard 2. Assess the risk 3. Initiate immediate control 4. Communicate and report 5. Repair/control the hazard 6. Review
  11. 11. IDENTIFY THE HAZARD • Checking for hazards must be done regularly and routinely; • In a service which has high client/staff numbers it should be done before the service opens; • These checks should be documented and signed off;
  12. 12. IDENTIFY THE HAZARD (CONT) • Most services will have a room by room checklist/ or a central checklist area; • Regular checks ensure hazards are identified quickly; • Staff develop habitual hazard checking skills.
  13. 13. ASSESS THE RISK • Once identified the hazard MUST be assessed for its [potential to cause injury or illness; • The Hazpack kit from Workcover uses a matrix to assist in risk assessment. The number reflects the importance of each hazard i.e. ranking 1 is the highest priority.
  14. 14. ASSESS THE RISK (CONT) ACTIVITY 1 • Students to complete ACTIVITY 1.11 using the Hazard Matrix on p 41 – training package. • Compare your findings with the rest of the group.
  15. 15. INITIATE IMMEDIATE CONTROL When you identify a hazard, and have assessed it as a priority, do something immediately to reduce or control that hazard. …...
  16. 16. These measures include - …... • WARNING SIGNS • CONTAINMENT MEASURES
  17. 17. COMMUNICATE AND REPORT • The employer/manager is ultimatly responsible for WHS in the workplace. • ANY significant hazard/risk must be reported immediately. • When a hazard is identifed – those at risk must be warned. • A written report or documentation is necessary if the hazard is significant or has caused any
  18. 18. REPAIR AND CONTROL THE DAMAGE • The nature of the hazard will depend on the method of control and repair. • Usually the WHS rep or manager will co-ordinate this process • There should be a list of contractors on the office wall – should the need arise to contact them i.e. plumber/electrician/roof
  19. 19. ACTIVITY 1: – ECA PLP – TALKING ABOUT PRACTICE Adventurous Play 1 – developing a culture of risky play... • DID YOU SEE ANY HAZARDS THAT POSED POTENTIAL SAFETY RISKS? • WORKING IN GROUPS OF 3, STUDENTS ARE TO INVESTIGATE OTHER PLAYGROUNDS USING THEIR iPADS, AND RATE ANY HAZARD FINDINGS ON THE MATRIX PROVIDED THIS WEEK.
  20. 20. REVIEW • ONCE THE HAZARD IS IDENTIFIED, IT IS IMPORTANT TO CHECK THAT IT HAS BEEN DEALT WITH EFFECTIVELY. • SOMETIMES THIS RESULTS IN A CHANGE OF WORK PRACTICES • IN NSW WORKCOVER PROVIDE SAFETY PACKAGES TO AID IN THE MANAGEMENT OF WHS IN THE WORKPLACE.

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