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Number of reported accidents and incidents: Accident is an unexpected event that results
in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Incident is an unexpected event that does
not result in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Accidents and incidents records
can be used to determine how many accidents or incidents are happening at a rate. The
accident rate and incident rate of the organization can be compared to the organization’s
performance in previous years.
A safety audit focuses on management system;
An audit should be systematic, objective and critical.
The aim of both safety audit and safety inspection is to ensure that work is being carried out safely as
possible
.. For example, an organization can conduct an audit to determine if the organization has
an effective safety inspection.
Managing risk is key to the implementation of robust health and safety
management systems, compliance with regulations and other requirements.
Based on the scenario the organization has implemented some risk control
measures to ensure that those working from home are safe.
These includes
The organization has developed a written procedure on the best practice for home
working including workstation set-up in a home working environment
The organization is making use of wide spread use of technology to enable remote
home working, including video-conferencing facilities for business meetings and
client contacts
The management team have also advised that each department should schedule a
short 30 minutes computer based meetings at least on a weekly basis with the
intention to help workers maintain social contact with their colleagues
It was also stated the organization has conducted specific virus risk assessments for
the virus.
Employees adherence to government regulations to work from home
As a Health and Safety professional I think these risk control measures are acceptable
but additional and further controls could be implemented to ensure that these risk
management tools are being implemented by the workers working from home.
The scenario didn’t mentioned how employees working from home are going to
control family and visitors from the spread of the virus. Even though the organization
has developed procedures it should highlight on how staff working from home can
control their visitors and family from infecting them while working from home by the
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implementation of the personal hygiene, installing hand washing facilities at home,
hand sanitizers and encouraged visitors to use them.
The organization also didn’t state how they were going to monitor the implementation of
these procedures and guidance on best practices from home working.
Extending the cleaning company’s contract to include a more frequent and
extensive cleaning of the office.
Sharing findings of the risk assessment with all workers before the office returns
through meetings and posting a signed copy of the risk assessment on notice
boards in the office is an administrative control also employed by the organization.
An email including a detailed step-by-step approach for thoroughly washing hands
and other hygiene procedures to be sent to all workers which will be supplemented
by posters in all washrooms is another administrative control used by the
organization.
Updating of the first aid policy and fire evacuation arrangements may include
elements of training, making personnel available etc. that constitutes an
administrative control.
In reference to the scenario the development of work instructions on social
distancing is another administrative control adopted by the organization to limit the
spread of the virus.
The provision of a written procedure for wearing personal protective equipment
especially when working in enclosed rooms is at work is another administrative
control employed by the organization.
Trainings with associated presentations and workshops to be held on the subject
matter constitutes an administrative control employed by the organization.
The use of schedule behavioral safety observations and safety tours are all
administrative controls to be used by the organization.
The organization following the current government instructions to work from home
is an administrative measure to limit the spread of the virus and keep workers safe
and healthy.
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Another administrative control is having each department within the organization
to schedule short (30 minutes) computer based team meetings on a weekly basis
to aid mental well-being while adjusting to the new way of working.
New hand sanitizing procedures will be written and relayed during remote
computer meetings and made available for reference on the company intranet
The company developed procedures for wearing personal protective equipment at
work, especially when working in enclosed rooms.
Posting of additional social distancing measures to manage

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• Number of reported accidents and incidents: Accident is an unexpected event that results in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Incident is an unexpected event that does not result in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Accidents and incidents records can be used to determine how many accidents or incidents are happening at a rate. The accident rate and incident rate of the organization can be compared to the organization’s performance in previous years. A safety audit focuses on management system; An audit should be systematic, objective and critical. The aim of both safety audit and safety inspection is to ensure that work is being carried out safely as possible • .. For example, an organization can conduct an audit to determine if the organization has an effective safety inspection. • • Managing risk is key to the implementation of robust health and safety management systems, compliance with regulations and other requirements. Based on the scenario the organization has implemented some risk control measures to ensure that those working from home are safe. These includes ➢ The organization has developed a written procedure on the best practice for home working including workstation set-up in a home working environment ➢ The organization is making use of wide spread use of technology to enable remote home working, including video-conferencing facilities for business meetings and client contacts ➢ The management team have also advised that each department should schedule a short 30 minutes computer based meetings at least on a weekly basis with the intention to help workers maintain social contact with their colleagues ➢ It was also stated the organization has conducted specific virus risk assessments for the virus. ➢ Employees adherence to government regulations to work from home As a Health and Safety professional I think these risk control measures are acceptable but additional and further controls could be implemented to ensure that these risk management tools are being implemented by the workers working from home. ➢ The scenario didn’t mentioned how employees working from home are going to control family and visitors from the spread of the virus. Even though the organization has developed procedures it should highlight on how staff working from home can control their visitors and family from infecting them while working from home by the implementation of the personal hygiene, installing hand washing facilities at home, hand sanitizers and encouraged visitors to use them. The organization also didn’t state how they were going to monitor the implementation of these procedures and guidance on best practices from home working. ➢ Extending the cleaning company’s contract to include a more frequent and extensive cleaning of the office. ➢ Sharing findings of the risk assessment with all workers before the office returns through meetings and posting a signed copy of the risk assessment on notice boards in the office is an administrative control also employed by the organization. ➢ An email including a detailed step-by-step approach for thoroughly washing hands and other hygiene procedures to be sent to all workers which will be supplemented by posters in all washrooms is another administrative control used by the organization. ➢ Updating of the first aid policy and fire evacuation arrangements may include elements of training, making personnel available etc. that constitutes an administrative control. ➢ In reference to the scenario the development of work instructions on social distancing is another administrative control adopted by the organization to limit the spread of the virus. ➢ The provision of a written procedure for wearing personal protective equipment especially when working in enclosed rooms is at work is another administrative control employed by the organization. ➢ Trainings with associated presentations and workshops to be held on the subject matter constitutes an administrative control employed by the organization. ➢ The use of schedule behavioral safety observations and safety tours are all administrative controls to be used by the organization. ➢ The organization following the current government instructions to work from home is an administrative measure to limit the spread of the virus and keep workers safe and healthy. ➢ Another administrative control is having each department within the organization to schedule short (30 minutes) computer based team meetings on a weekly basis to aid mental well-being while adjusting to the new way of working. ➢ New hand sanitizing procedures will be written and relayed during remote computer meetings and made available for reference on the company intranet ➢ The company developed procedures for wearing personal protective equipment at work, especially when working in enclosed rooms. ➢ Posting of additional social distancing measures to manage Name: Description: ...
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