HOW TO ENSURE
YOUR RISK CONTROLS
WHS Regulation clause 37 requires that:
A control measure to eliminate or minimise risks to health and safety in your workplace must be maintained so that it remains effective including being;
fit for the purpose, and
suitable for the nature and duration of the work, and
installed, set up and used correctly
Actions that can help satisfy clause 37 include:
Provide Managers, Supervisors and other relevant persons, with the authority and resources, to implement and maintain control measures effectively.
Regularly inspect and test plant and equipment. Repair or replace any that are damaged or worn.
Check that control measures are suitable for the nature and duration of work, are set up and used correctly.
Inform and train workers so that they achieve and maintain the ability to work safely.
Regularly check you have the latest information about hazards from your manufacturers and suppliers to make sure the controls used in your workplace are still relevant.
Regularly review work procedures and consult with workers.
Amend or add to this list to best suit your workplace.
WHS Regulation clause 37
Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health & Safety Risks, page 23
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