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Safety policy, hazard identification, risk assessment and evacuation policy importance

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Safety policy, hazard identification, risk assessment and evacuation policy importance

I need your help with the following questions:
  1. What do you know about health and safety policy and Sherq policy and how would you go about developing/formulating and implementing them?
  2. Why is hazard identification and risk assessment are important in the workplace, and how would you conduct them?
  3. What is the importance of an evacuation policy,  and how can it be developed?
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Mark Hammar Oct 02, 2019
1. What do you know about health and safety policy and Sherq policy and how would you go about developing/formulating and implementing them?
The H&S policy is the overall goal of a company for their OHSMS, where as the SHERQ policy is an integrated policy for safety, health, environment, risk and quality. If you had an integrated management system for all of these disciplines it can be helpful to have one overall policy (goal) for all of the management systems so that goals are aligned, and assessments (such as risk assessments) are done in a consistent fashion. Any policy should be developed by looking at the needs and expectations of interested parties, including the organization, and developing a policy goal to meet these expectations. For more information on this topic see the article: How to write an OH&S Policy, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2015/06/19/how-to-write-an-ohs-policy/
2. Why is hazard identification and risk assessment are important in the workplace, and how would you conduct them?
Hazard identification is identifying what could cause injury or ill health in your processes, and this is obviously important so that you can do something about these hazards to prevent injury and ill health. Risk assessment is looking at the top level risks that can affect the OH&S in the organization, and again making plans to avoid serious risk is the reason for doing these. The important thing about both of these is to get the people involved who best know the processes since they can best assess the hazards and risks. For more information on this topic see the article: Hazards vs. risks – What is the difference according to DIS/ISO 45001?, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2016/03/23/hazards-vs-risks-what-is-the-difference-according-to-disiso-45001/
3. What is the importance of an evacuation policy, and how can it be developed?
An evacuation policy is one of the emergency response plans to have in place that you create in response to a potential problem. It is often developed by identifying the potential problem to be controlled, then identifying the evacuation that is needed in response to this problem. For more on this topic see the article: 5 elements to consider when testing your organization’s health & safety emergency response procedure, https://advisera.com/45001academy/blog/2017/02/22/5-elements-to-consider-when-testing-your-organizations-health-safety-emergency-response-procedure/
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