'Identify and Research business OH&S practices'CASE: SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGYDated: 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2013SUBMITTED TOTSTUDENT NAMEMUNAWWER QASIMSTUDENT ID3VICTORAIN SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY INTRODUCTION An effective OHS risk management process is an integral part of a healthy Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Following procedure describes the steps that are to be taken to ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that health and safety hazards are identified in Swinburne places of work and controls implemented to eliminate or mitigate the risk to persons as far as is practicable.The undertaking of risk assessments and documentation of the process assist managers in understanding the decisions made around health and safety and also help Swinburne demonstrate that it has considered and identified foreseeable OHS risks and taken action where practicable. SCOPE OF PROCEDURESThese procedures apply to all Swinburne activities and operations including those activities delegated to third parties. LEGISLATIVE CONTEXTFor legislative context please follow the link in appendix.OHS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR UNIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
Heads of Management units shall:
Ensure systems are in place to identify health and safety hazards in their areas.
Ensure that the appropriate staff receive risk assessment training to carry out their role/s.
Ensure via information, training, instruction and supervision all staff and students are aware of their responsibilities under this procedure.
Undertake risk assessments for hazards identified.
Consult with health & safety representatives as required.
Ensure risk controls are reviewed and where necessary revised.
Staff & Students shall:
Take reasonable care for their own health & safety, and for the health & safety
Follow local arrangements / guidelines developed under this procedure and any other additional requirements set out by their department or manager.
Report any hazard, incident / near miss or injury / illness as they become aware of these.
The OHS Consultant shall:
Assist Heads of Management Units and Managers to ensure training has been delivered to the appropriate personnel
Provide information and guidance to Heads of Management Units, Managers / Supervisors, Health & Safety Representatives and OHS committees to improve risk assessment processes.
Health & Safety Representatives:
Have a key role to play in dealing with OHS issues. They can assist greatly in the identification of hazards through the following:
Participation in OHS Worksite Inspections
Encouraging staff to report hazards, incidents and near misses in the workplace
Facilitating consultation with staff in relation to hazards in their workplace.
Step 1 - Hazard Identification
Whether a manager is seeking to identify all OHS hazards in their as a minimum Managers should:
Consult with the health &...