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GLOBALEYES / EDITION 3
Hazard
Identification
and Risk
Assessment
Identify the
Safe Behaviour
Assess
Compliance
Develop
Work
Instructions
Assess
Competency
Monitor and
Review
Performance
Safety
Process
SAFETY
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Step 9
Safe Systems of
Work Processes
Ensure all workplace activities
with potential to cause harm to
people, plant or the environment
are carried out in a safe manner.
Ensure people involved in
those activities are provided with
information/training/coaching on
accepted and effective risk
control practices.
Ensure all OHS documentation
and records are maintained in
an integrated, systematic and
controlled manner.
Having effective and robust
safety procedures is vital.
Having the effective and
robust procedures documented
properly and easily accessible to
all employees is just as important.
This documentation needs
to take into account all the
information from the
identification steps of the
Bradken Safety Process
(i.e. Steps 1 to 3) and build
in the risk control requirements.
This combination of safety wisdom
and safe practice provides all
the information required.
STEP 8 CASE STUDY
To ensure that Henderson was
meeting it’s legal responsibilities
with regards to the storage and
handling of hazardous and
dangerous materials, we
contracted an external company
to conduct an audit. From this
audit, there were a number of
areas which were identified as
‘non-compliant’ and an action plan
was developed to work towards
meeting our legal requirements.
One of the areas that was
identified was ‘out of date’
MSDS’s. To assist us in
ensuring that we always have
up-to-date MSDS’s available
we have placed our Manifest on
ChemFFX (which is available to
all sites on the Bradken Intranet).
This new version of Chemwatch
allows users to link to the
Suppliers MSDS, which will
always ensure that there is a
current version available.
STEP 9 CASE STUDY
There has been a lot of work
put into the developing of work
instructions and competency
assessments in the
manufacturing departments
over the past few years.
Although all of these work
instructions are uploaded
onto the Paradigm Document
Control System, it is not always
easy for our shop floor people
to access or find the correct
documents. To help with this,
Henderson developed its our
own Intranet site, which has
links directly to Paradigm. This
intranet site is setup in such a
way that it makes the finding
of relevant site specific work
instructions and competencies
very straight forward.