4. Risk identification, assessment and management
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Risk management will reduce the likelihood and severity of serious and adverse health and safety outcomes.
Schools need to understand what is going on in the business so risks are known, assessed and managed.
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"More boards are proactive or leading in their approach to health and safety. Nearly all boards (93%) now get health and safety information at every board meeting, up from 83% in the 2015 survey. Risks are the most commonly discussed topic, followed by ‘safety culture’ and the health and safety vision. But only two-thirds of boards specifically discussed worker participation in health and safety, rising to 85% among leading boards. In about half of the organisations, all board members go on-site visits. Among leading boards, two-thirds go on-site visits."
- Deloitte, 2017 Health and Safety Leadership Survey
What is hazard identification?
Boards must identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risks to health and safety in the workplace/school environment. Identifying hazards arising from work activities involves finding things and situations that could potentially cause harm to people. Find out more below.