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Managing Safety in your workplace

You must manage the health and safety risks in your workplace. To do this you need to think about what, in your Workplace, might cause danger to people and decide whether you are doing enough to prevent that danger. Once you have identified the danger, you need to decide how to control them and put the appropriate rectification and remediation in place.


A safety assessment is about identifying sensible measures to control the danger in your workplace. The law does not expect you to remove all danger, but to protect people by putting in place measures to control those risks.

​​Benefits of Safety Talks 

Prior to work starts on any critical safety job, you are advice to conduct Safety talk with your work group. Simple and easy conversation IS BETTER is preferred. You as a Work site supervisor can do this by listening and talking with your team on:


• health and safety of work to be executed
• how DANGERs are managed;
• the best ways of dealing the work
• First aid and Emergency Response

Safety talk is a two-way process, allowing worker to highlight and influence decisions on the management of health and safety. They are often the best people to understand danger in the workplace. Involving them in making decisions demonstrate that you take their health and safety seriously.