According to the American Society of Safety Engineers, a workplace safety program (a Hazard Assessment scheme) can help reduce injuries by 50%. Every workplace has a potential or an existing hazard, however, determining the severity of these hazards and their effect on personnel and property is important. With a proper knowledge of hazard identification, you will be better equipped to eliminate or reduce hazards and also, prevent injuries, accident and downtime.
What is Hazard Assessment?
Hazard assessment is the process of identifying actual (existing) hazards and potential hazards, determining the risks associated with the hazards, and rating the risks (risk designation) based on severity, frequency, and probability.
Hazard assessment is an important safety measure because it reflects our commitment to a healthy and accident-free workplace. Hazard Assessment enables you to identify workplace hazards (actual and potential hazards) and also the means to eliminate or control them.
The importance of hazard assessment cannot be over-emphasized as it doesn’t only identify hazards, it also creates awareness of risks and hazards, and identifies who may be at risk. OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) legislation demands that employers conduct hazard assessment with the aim to either eliminate the identified hazards or setup control measures to protect against them.
Why carry out a Hazard Assessment?
The most important reason for an employer to perform hazard assessment is because it’s the law. Regardless of the size or type of business, there are conditions that may threaten the safety of the workforce. An employer is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that workplace hazards are identified and controlled or eliminated to guarantee the safety of employees.
Who needs to be Trained?
Key Benefits of undertaking a Hazard Assessment Training at Northlink’s Safety Training & Services
At Northlink’s Safety Training & Services, our Hazard Assessment training is comprehensive and designed to provide a background for the adequate identification and control of workplace hazards. The training will be delivered by industry experienced instructors and upon completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion that will show potential employers that you are a worthy employee. The issued certificate is verifiable, therefore, feel free to refer your prospective employers to us.
After completing the course, you will be equipped to do the following: