One of the easiest ways to build a safer work environment is by making sure every of your staff is trained on how to assess and control common workplace hazards. The bright side of this training is that it allows workers to focus on the right areas of their job. With hazard control and assessment training, your workers will be better equipped on how to handle common workplace emergencies and hazards
Types of hazard assessments
There are numerous types of hazard assessment. But for our write up we’ll be discussing just two.
• Formal hazard assessment
• Site-specific hazard assessment
In most of the cases, while we are at work, we are often exposed to so many hazards some of which workers might be unaware of if they are not trained on how to identify such. Below are some of the common workplace hazards that we are often exposed to.
• Falling objects from heights
• Slippery walkway surfaces
• Sharp objects and equipments
• Work fatigue and stress
• Poorly designed workstation
How to Mitigate and controls common workplace hazards
The above common workplace hazards can easily be controlled if identified early before casing any damage. Here is how to eliminate and control some of the hazards listed above
• Always put on your personal protective equipment
• Make sure all spills all immediately and effectively mopped
• Always ensure that your equipment guards are in place before you start any operation
• Ensure that workstations are ergonomically designed
Benefits of hazard control and assessment
The amount of money spent on training your workers on how to assess and control hazards is nothing compared to what you stand to benefits as a company. Here are some of the benefits
• Your workers tend to improve their on daily work ethic
• Lots of man-hour time could be saved
• Lower operating cost
The safety of your workers and that of your equipment must always be your topmost priority. Money spent on safety training is money wisely invested. Why not gives us a call today at Northlink Safety Training & Services. We are sure to give value to every of your pennies spent.