Risk registers that encompass all of the hazards and control measures for businesses are extremely valuable communication and due diligence tools. They are a central record to ensure comprehensive compliance to the applicable HSE legislation.
The range of hazards on construction sites can vary from project management, mobile plant, dangerous goods handling and storage, refurbishment, to manual handling and confined spaces. The known hazards can be considered at the project planning stage and controls be ready to be implemented once works begin.
For static sites, risk registers assist in communicating the risks and the control measures required to ensure the workplace is without risk of injury to personnel. The risk register can be used on an internal intranet and employee access to the database enables effective reviews to be undertaken following incidents or legislation changes. A risk register is an extremely useful tool in the Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment process to manage HSE across diverse business and operational sites.
HAZCON has undertaken reviews of a several complex risk registers for major hazard facilities and has developed risk registers for major industrial sites.
The review of the risk registers can assist in making significant improvements in design, operations, project planning in order to achieve the company's desired health and safety outcomes.
If you would like more information on the design and implementation of an appropriate risk register for your business please contact HAZCON.
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