Hazard Identification, Risk-Control Measures

Hazard IdentificationBy its nature, a hazard involves something that could potentially be harmful to a person’s life. There are several types of hazard; Physical, Chemical, Biological, Psychological and Radiation. Some hazards involve the presence of stored energy that, when released, can cause damage. Another class of hazard does not involve release of stored energy, rather it involves the presence of hazardous situations. Examples include confined or limited egress spaces, oxygen-depleted or toxic atmospheres, awkward positions, repetitive motions, low-hanging or protruding objects, etc.

There are several methods of identifying hazards with the potential to cause harm, but most methods use some variation on the factors of “likelihood” of the hazard turning into an incident and the “severity” of the incident if it were to occur. Once a hazard has been identified a risk-control measure can be implemented to reduce the likelihood of it occurring and the severity if it were to happen.

With a great deal of understanding and expertise our consultants will identify foreseeable specified risks and possible hazards. They will then provide comprehensive advice on suitable and sufficient risk-control measures, with a completed risk assessment detailing the hazards, likelihood, severity and risk-control measures.

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