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(HIRARC), 2008 - Dosh

(HIRARC), 2008 - Dosh

HIRARC• Guidelines for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control •by the in charge personnel of the area. Departments responsible for the hazards and theircontrol are required to maintain all records of assessments for at least 3 years. (In somecases, legislative requirements will determine the minimum time to retain records).The appropriate authority is responsible for ensuring that effective and timely controls areapplied to the hazard and communicating the results back to the originator. Managementor employer must endorse and approve the HIRARC results. Employer must communicateall HIRARC to employees, monitor the follow up action and keep the records. The HIRARCForm (see APPENDIX C) is an example to document the HIRARC process.6.2 Documenting processInstructions to team leader and persons conducting HIRARC -a. complete HIRARC Form. It is recommended to use a single form for each workprocess;b. record the names and designation of HIRAC team members;c. outline the process workflow and indicate in the form under ‘process/ locationcolumn;e. list all activities ( routine and non-routine) for each work process under the “WorkActivity” column;f. identify the hazards associated with each activity and record in “Hazard” column;g. determine the effect of each hazard identified and record in “Effect” column;h. record any existing hazard control measures;i. determine likelihood (L) from Table A and severity (S) from Table B for eachhazard. Assign P and C rating in respectively column. The existing controlmeasures should be take into consideration while determine (L) and (S);j. by using Risk Matrix ( Table C and D ) assign one risk and record in “Risk”column;k. based on the risk assigned, recommend appropriate risk control measures ( seeTable D);l. assign a suitable person to implement the recommended risk control and indicatethe follow up action date and status;m. repeat the HIRARC for other activities and process;n. conduct another round of HIRARC after control measures have been implemented;ando. review HIRARC for every three years or whenever there are changes in process oractivities.• Department of Occupational Safety and Health •17

HIRARC• Guidelines for Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control •7.0 ConsultationIf practicable, there must be consultation with the relevant health and safetyrepresentative(s) when identifying, assessing and controlling risks. Consulting directlywith employees and drawing on their experience and knowledge is more effective inreducing risk.8.0 TrainingInformation, instruction and training provide employees with the skills and knowledge toperform their work in a manner that is safe and without risks to health. It enables themto -a. follow health and safety procedures;b. use risk controls set in place for their protection; andc. have an appreciation of the nature of the hazard; the risks associated with theiruse; and the reason why risk controls are used.Managers, Supervisors Health and Safety Representatives and others who may be requiredto perform risk assessments by agreement with management shall be trained in hazardidentification risk assessment and control methods. They must be trained in the riskassessment process and be familiar with -i. the regulations associated with the hazard;ii. have a practical understanding of the work hazards; andiii. consult with the Health and Safety Representative.18• Department of Occupational Safety and Health •

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