Main-to-Meter Risk Assessment
What is a Hazard?
A Hazard is anything with the potential to cause harm, injury or death to a person, damage to property or the environment.
What is a Risk Matrix?
A risk matrix can be used during risk assessment to determine the level of risk, having regard for the probability and severity of the consequence
What sort of work requires a Risk Assessment?
Why should Risk Assessments be conducted?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that Employers provide, so far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to health, including:
- Providing and maintaining safe plant or systems of work
- Ensuring safe use, handling, storage or transport of plant or substances;
- Providing adequate facilities for the welfare of employees
- Provide information, instruction, training or supervision to employees
The requirement to undertake Risk Assessments helps to create safe workplaces and safe systems of work and is critical in ensuring that everyone returns home safely to their families after every workday.
In some cases, a Safe Work Method Statement must be completed. Information and guidance about Safe Work Method Statements (including what activities are classified as high risk construction work, who is responsible for completing Safe Work Method Statements and additional duties) can be found on WorkSafe Victoria’s Website
What are my obligations as an Employee?
The Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (Vic.) requires that Employees:
- Take reasonable care of their own health and safety
- Take care of the health and safety of anyone who could be affected by their actions or inactions
- Comply with their Employer so far as their obligations to maintain a safe work environment