Hi, guys. Whenever we open the topic about risk assessment I feel most of the people including who are in safety fields seems to be less comfortable. Let us try to break the thick ice spread over risk assessment.
What is Risk Assessment????
Risk assessment is a formalised process of identifying the hazard. Evaluating the risk and then either eliminating or controlling it to an acceptable level.
What is a hazard: something or anything that has the potential to cause harm.
Then what is Risk? It is the probability of likelihood of occurrence and severity of the consequences.
From this, we understand that risk assessment is the process to identify the hazard and then evaluating the risk and then eliminating or controlling it to acceptable limits.
Have you conducted Risk Assessment???
Many answers Noooooo.
Is it true?????
My answer is Noooooo.
Yes all of us are conducting a risk assessment at every minute of our life. Really???
Yes for example before we crossroad we wait and see the road condition, the speed of the vehicles and distance of vehicles from us. Do we do that? Yes, we do that. Then that is a risk assessment. But what is the difference???? We do not record it and workplace it is recorded.
Who will conduct Risk Assessment? Yes for sure it should be conducted by a competent person.
What is meant by a competent person? A person with wait wait I will tell you an easy way to remember it. One simple question. What is the name of titanic heroine? Yes, KATE.
That is the answer for a competent person. A person with Knowledge Ability Training and Experience in the particular field and who can carry out the job in a professional manner and without any risk to health and safety to himself and others.
Guys we shall continue about Risk Assessment in coming days.
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