Section 1: identify hazards
Q1: What does the law say about your responsibility to manage workplace risks?
Q2: List five situations when you should assess safety hazards and conduct risk assessments.
Q3: List three examples of hazard identification and risk assessment tools or templates you can use.
Q4: List four methods you can use to identify actual or foreseeable hazards that have the potential to harm the health and safety of workers or anyone else in the workplace.
Q5: What should you do if you’re new to a work area and uncertain about the type of hazards to look out for?
Q6: List three people you can consult in the hazard identification.
Q7: Why is consultation with others important at each stage of the hazard identification and risk assessment process?
Q8: What does the law require in relation to health and safety representatives (HSR)?
Q9: List three potential hazards that relate to working practices
Q10: List three potential hazards that relate to the physical environment.
Q11: List two reasons why it’s important to keep records of hazards.
Section 2: assess the safety risks associated with a hazard
Q12: What is a risk?
Q13: What is the four-step risk management process recommended by state/territory WHS authorities?
Q14: List two situations when it’s recommended to undertake a risk assessment?
Q15: Other than health and safety representatives (HSRs) and the health and safety committee (HSC), who can you consult for assistance in assessing risks?
Q16: A template for simply recording a list of hazards and risks is not a complete risk assessment document. What other information is required to make it an effective assessment tool?
Q17: Outline the steps you would take following a systematic method of risk assessment.
Q18: Outline the three steps to follow to determine the type and level of risk posed by a hazard.
Q19: You’ve conducted a risk assessment and identified a risk that’s likely to result in a major injury. What must you do?
Q20: What is ‘risk control’?
Q21: List three types of risk assessment records or supporting information you should keep on file.
Q22: List two reasons why it’s important to keep records of risk assessments.
Section 3: eliminate or control the risk
Q23: Outline the hierarchy of risk control from most effective to least effective.
Q24: You notice customers are regularly slipping on the stairs leading to the establishment’s entrance. Your manager says they can’t get rid of the stairs, and using an alternative entry is not an option. What would you suggest as the best alternative following the recommended hierarchy of risk control?
Q25: List two questions you might ask yourself when deciding which control measure to recommend.
Q26: List two benefits of consulting staff before implementing any changes.
Q27: The WHS Act requires every workplace to take a systematic approach to WHS consultation in certain situations. List three situations when consultation is required.
Q28: What measures can you take to eliminate or control risks where the suggested action falls outside your level of authority or experience?