Occupational health and safety risk assessment and inspections

Occupational health and safety risk assessment and inspections

OHS risk assessments and inspections help target and improve specific areas of risk

A risk assessment is and end to end review of a specific risk and or related work activity. A health and safety inspection will help identify any specific areas of risk or vulnerabilities in the workplace that may require a targeted risk assessment or control plan. Occupational health and safety risk assessments and inspections are an essential practice to ensure that workplace hazards and risks are appropriately identified, assessed and controlled.

We focus on the areas you identify as a priority or are most concerned about

We facilitate risk assessments and workplace health and safety inspections to address the areas you are concerned about and unpack the multiple levels that underpin an effective risk control, process or practice. Our risk assessments and inspections can be targeted or capture a broad range of workplace operations and compliance requirements.

There are benefits to identifying, assessing and managing health and safety risks

Systematic management of risks improves worker health and safety, as well as productivity.

Eliminating and controlling risks in the workplace helps to:

  • Prevent and reduce the number and severity of workplace injuries, illnesses and associated costs such as insurance premiums or liability
  • Promote and improve worker health, wellbeing and capacity to work
  • Helps to foster innovation and improve quality and productivity of work

Aside from these benefits, businesses (duty holders) are also required by law to identify and manage their health and safety risks. Risk assessments and health and safety inspections play an important role to address health and safety hazards and risks and assists businesses with demonstrating due diligence.

Our approach to identifying, assessing and managing health and safety risks

Risk management is intended to be a proactive process that helps businesses respond to change and facilitate continuous improvement.

We facilitate a structured and systematic approach to assist businesses with addressing reasonably foreseeable hazards and associated risks.

Our process is aligned recognised health and safety standards which is underpinned by the following four steps for managing health and safety risks:

  1. Identify the hazards that could cause harm
  2. Assess the risk by understanding the nature hazard, degree and likelihood of harm
  3. Identify and implement controls to eliminate or reduce the risk of harm
  4. Establish mechanisms and processes for monitoring and reviewing control effectiveness

This process may require an initial workplace inspection followed by the development of targeted risk assessments or this may validate the effectiveness of existing risk controls, processes and practices in place. Our approach will be tailored to your needs and organisational capacity.

We engage your key stakeholders in the planning process

We facilitate the risk assessment and inspection processes in a way that engages your key stakeholders to contribute insights and identify opportunities to shape the way health and safety is managed.

Engaging and including management and workforce stakeholders in the process has many benefits but most importantly, they are given the opportunity to shape the systems, framework and priorities that are intended to serve them and the wider business. This level of inclusion and co-design builds awareness, capacity and ownership.

Achieving consistent and effective outcomes

The relatively simple and effective approach that we use means that a number of consistent outcomes are typically achieved, these include:

  • Occupational health and safety hazards and risks are identified
  • Risk assessments are developed in consultation with stakeholders
  • Controls are identified to enable effective implementation
  • Processes for monitoring and continuous improvement are established

Leadership in risk, safety and management consulting

Simplifyrisk has worked with some of Australia’s most prominent organisations including the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Netball Australia and the Australian Red Cross.

Our ability to simplify the complex, facilitate change and tailor our approach to our clients’ needs is what we are known for and the reason our clients continue to engage us.

Our staff are seasoned risk management, health and safety and management consulting professionals having worked across a wide range of business sectors for over 15 years.

Sector experience includes:

  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Agribusiness
  • Major events and sports
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Marketing and entertainment
  • Not-for-profit and community
  • Telecommunications
  • Assets and facilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Roads and infrastructure
  • Construction

We pride ourselves on being flexible, affordable and timely in what we deliver.

Get in touch to arrange your business risk profiling session

Contact Simplify risk on 0417 895 215 or email ryankellen@simplifyrisk.com.au to discuss our services in more detail or to arrange a readiness exercise.

More information and testimonials

If you would like more information, please get in touch. If you would like to see what other organisations have to say about working with the Simplifyrisk team, refer to our testimonials page https://simplifyrisk.com.au/client-testimonials/