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Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary 3
2. Introduction 4
3. Identify and assess potential risks 4
4. Recommendations based on systematic management of safety 6
5. Conclusion 9
6. References 10
1. Executive Summary
This report was prepared for Mr Ford, owner of a Thirsty Camel bottle shop. Mr Ford had concerns about the safety of his employees in the worksite and has asked for advice regarding how to manage plant safety, especially the identification, assessment, and controlling approaches of potential risks in his store. Upon investigation, it has been found that the Thirsty Camel bottle shop Mr Ford is running faces four main problems: Car crash in Drive-thru, automobile exhaust, violence and robbery risk and fire accident. Besides, the assessment finding indicates that car crash and fire accident are more severe than the other two risks.
To tackle these four hazards, I will introduce the approach of systematic management of safety. After reviewing the definition, purpose and function of this system, I will focus on the analysis of training and emergency prevention, describing their roles and ways to implement them. At the end, recommendations for Thirsty Camel to control risks will be presented with a mini action plan, which is a combination of Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 risk controls.
This report has been prepared for Mr Ford, owner of Thirsty Camel bottle shop. Thirsty Camel sells a variety of local and imported wines and beers with highly competitive prices. As many other bottle shops, Thirsty Camel bottle shop also provides Drive-thru service. The branch that Mr Ford runs is located at 493 Henley Beach Road, Adelaide, which is usually staffed with one manager and three clerks during the working hours. Recently, Mr Ford has requested advice on the identification, assessment, and controlling approaches of potential risks in his store. I will address his concerns in this report.
3. Identify and assess potential risks
3.1. Methods to identify hazards
As is suggested by Safe Work Australia, there are three practical methods to identify hazards at work place:
Inspect the workplace. Managers are advised to observe how things are done in the workplace, pay close attention to the work environment, tools and equipment, and any relevant changes.
Consult your workers. Enquire the employees to see if they have met any problems that may weaken their health or threat their safety.
Review available information. Corporations should seek information relevant to hazards and risks from every channel and ought to regularly analyze internal records (such as sick leave) to find the causes of a certain injury or sickness.
In this case, I have adopted above means to identify potential risks. To be specific, I have investigated the areas where staffs perform their assignments six times a day throughout a week (at 3:00, 10:00, 14:00, 18:00, 21:00 and 24:00 respectively), and I have asked the employees to fill an anonymous questionnaire to collect their concerns in terms of work health and safety. Besides, I have studies every external and internal material available to locate possible hazards. In light of this, I believe the results of this investigation are accurate and complete.
3.2. Risk Identification
With above methods, I have found four risks that may endanger the safety and health of employees in the shop.
Car crash in Drive-thru. Though convenient, Drive-thru service also brings more car crash possibilities, as vehicles might run into clerks working in the store, as well as pedestrians.
Automobile exhaust. Given that people use Drive-thru as a major way to order their products, staff working in the bottle shop have to endure poisonous automobile exhaust all day long.
Violence and robbery risk. Since the bottle shop opens 24/7 and a large amount of cash is used to support the