Identify Hazards Identifying hazards in the workplace involves finding things and situations that could potentially cause harm to people. Hazards generally arise from the following aspects of work and their interaction, including: physical work environment equipment, materials and substances used work tasks and how they are performed work design and management. Some hazards are part
The hierarchy of risk control The ways of controlling risks are ranked from the highest level of protection and reliability to the lowest. This ranking is known as the hierarchy of risk control. The WHS Regulations require duty holders to work through this hierarchy when managing health and safety risks.