HOW TO ENSURE

YOUR RISK CONTROLS

REMAIN EFFECTIVE

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.




Reference:


WHS Regulation clause 37

Code of Practice: How to Manage Work Health & Safety Risks, page 23

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