Work, Health and Safety Resources
The WA Code of Practice Manual Tasks Risk Assessment Form can be used to assess any manual task to identify risks in relation to postures and actions, forces and loads, vibration, working environment, systems of work and/ or worker characteristics.
The Manual Tasks Risk Factors Checklist is a simple tick box checklist that can be used as a quick and simple screen for risk factors in manual tasks. It is an abbreviation of the full WA Code of Practice Risk Assessment Form.
Responsive behaviours / behaviours of concern can cause manual tasks injuries. Worksafe WA have developed an Incident Investigation Checklist and Risk Assessment Advice specifically aimed at the health care and social assistance sector.
Specific advice regarding hazards and controls is also available for
A simple poster outlining the steps the risk management process can serve as a reminder identify hazards, assess the risk, use control strategies and evaluate for effectiveness. Please feel free to use the poster, acknowledging its source.
Conveying the safety message to employees, keeping it fresh and keeping it relevant can be difficult. A variety of posters with the risk management process and hierarchy of control can help.A great tip can be to rotate the posters: your visual cortex will treat the poster as background noise if it stays in the same place for months on end. Try these posters to create some visual interest in the safety message.
More posters are available to participants as resources for course participants.
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