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Unit: Safety at work

MSAPMOHS200A: Work safely
LMFFL3002A: Establish and maintain a safe flooring technology work environment

Section 3: Managing risks

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Risk management is all about identifying hazards and minimising the risk of them causing an illness or injury.

The most effective way to identify hazards and decide on what action should be taken is to carry out a risk assessment.

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There are three basic steps involved in carrying out a risk assessment:

  • identify the hazards

  • assess the risks

  • control the risks.

In this section, we'll look in detail at the three-step process of carrying out a risk assessment.

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Completing this section

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The assignment for this section is a risk assessment exercise that you will need to undertake in an area of your workplace.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Identifying hazards

  • Assessing risks

  • Controlling risks.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise looks at the types of injuries that occur in the furnishing industry and asks you to rank them in order, starting with the most common injury.

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