Hazard analysis forms on the wall
We have a hangover of the old ACC audit system I think - the Excel spreadsheets with tiny writing on the wall of each department, listing out the hazards and controls with the hazard rating.
There must be a better way, they are no more than wallpaper and engagement is zero except for the person (me) who has to update them each year.
Any recommendations for a better format? I would like this information accessible for the people doing the work.
Jane (a H&S newbie).
Theoretically you should be able to bin them.
Over the past year you would hope that the risk/s with a bad rating have been managed to a lower rating.
The remaining (few) bad ones should be in BIG writing - if you need to put something on a Dept notice board (which I'm not a big fan of)
The remainder of low ones should be so trivial you wouldn't expect engagement - there should be more important things to focus on.
In my opinion you can't beat photos, with minimal words, ideally showing the hazard & the control/s. Place this as close as possible to the hazard itself (if a piece of kit) and/or have staff sign off to having read & understood them.
I've seen the daily site specific hazard ID allowing room to refer to the Generic hazard sheet(s) that can be ticked off and then filed together as evidence.
Geo-fence the hazards so that people are alerted to them when they come into proximity with them.
Give the person the ability to open an annotated photo on their cell phone showing the hazards with link to a voice message explaining the dangers and controls and possibly open an SOP or YouTube clip of how to stay safe when nearby. Gain access to an online consultant who specialises in the management of the risks and is able to give you real time advice on the job, thereby reducing the delay in information and exposure to the risk.
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