Do your employees know how to identify hazards?

When you do your risk assessments, you should be asking your employees to help identify the hazards of the machines they operate. But have you ever taken the time to train them on what criteria they should be looking out for?

Here's our list of four of the elements your employees should consider when they identify hazards in your workplace

The risks that may affect their health, safety and working environment. For example, if their machine guard isn't correct, it's a risk to their safety.

The risks that may affect the health, safety and environment of surrounding businesses and communities. For example, if their machine pollutes the air. It's affecting the environment that can impact other businesses.

Read on for the last two elements

Four elements your employees should consider when identifying hazards continued

Their safety while they do the work. For example, does your employee wear their eye protection when welding? If they don't, it poses a risk to their safety.

Their safety before they start working. Your employees should check that they have the right PPE before they start working.

Empower your employees to identify the hazards around them. Train them on how to properly identify hazards at work so they can add more value the next time you conduct your risk assessment.

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