HIRA - Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment
HAZARD IDENTIFICATION & RISK ASSESSMENT TRAINER'S KIT
As part of the customiseable INTRA-SAFE Health & Safety Training systems, the HIRA was born from a need to not only to comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations, but also to equip appointed Supervisors Managers, Health & Safety Reps and Committee members with the skills and tools needed to identify & eliminate the dangers, hazards and risks that contribute to workplace incidents, injuries & diseases.
PREPARE : PRINT : PRESENT
Duration: 8 - 16 hours [dependent on practicals]
UNIT STANDARD ALIGNMENT
Title: Conduct a baseline risk assessment and take appropriate action
Unit Standard: 244287
NQF Level: 5
OVERVIEW OF COURSE CONTENT
The HIRA is fully customiseable Trainer's Kit allowing the user to adapt & administrate the training course, according to their unique risk profile & covers:
PART 1 - INTRODUCTION TO COURSE
Introduction to Course - Introduction to SAQA, NQF & SETA - Assignment / PoE (Portfolio of Evidence) Workbook
PART 2 - INTRODUCTION TO SHE
Terms, Definitions and References - History of Safety, Health and Environment [SHE] - Extent of the Problem - Causes and Consequences [Human / Organisational / Environmental] - Human Impacts - Organisational Impacts - Environmental Impacts - Management of Decisions - Why Leaders Make Bad Decisions - Making Informed Decisions - Reportable Incidents
PART 3 – IDENTIFICATION OF HAZARDS
Hazard Identification Guide [Appendix A] - SHE Hazards - Safety Hazards - Health Hazards - Environmental Hazards - Identifying Hazards - Examples - Obvious Hazards - Concealed Hazards - Combined or Mixed Hazards - Emerging Hazards - Cause, Control & Consequence Chain - Probability / Frequency / Severity Scales - Probability Scale - Frequency Scale - Severity Scale - Mitigating Hazards Download the Hazard Identification Guide
PART 4 – INTRODUCTION TO HIRA
HIRA - What & Why? - HIRA Fundamentals - Research and Reference Material - Extracting Hazards [The Funnel Method] - Process Flow Planning and Management - RAG Tag – Basic Visual Recognition and Rating - Types of Risk Assessments - Assessment Methodologies [Optional] - The Purpose of Risk Rating - Risk Assessment & Rating Form [Appendix B]
PART 5 – CONDUCTING A RISK ASSESSMENT
When to conduct a HIRA? - Establishing the HIRA Team - Preparing to Conduct a HIRA - HIRA Control Register [Appendix C] - Conducting the HIRA - Identification - The Cause, Control & Consequence Chain - Control Measures - Immediate Hazard Tagging and Reporting - Risk Assessment & Rating - Evaluation and Review - Information, Instruction and Training
PART 6 - MANAGING THE FINDINGS
Communicating the HIRA Findings
Terms, Definitions and References - Hazard Identification Guide [Appendix A] - Risk Assessment & Rating Form [Appendix B] - HIRA Control Register [Appendix C] - Pre / Post Assessment - Model Answers
HIRA - What & Why?
HIRA is a critical part of an on-going SHE management program. Whatever the nature of your industry, organisational activities or occupational hazards, the basic methods of identifying hazards and assessing the risks remains the same. HIRA is used as:
★ A management process, tool or technique to detect and assess hazards found in or emanating from the workplace. ★ Meaningful SHE management direction and guidance. ★ An early warning system that can predict future incidents, accidents and events. ★ A risk rating / profiling tool to determine which risk alerts must be brought to the attention of employers, employees, residents and community. ★ Known hazards can be managed by reasonable mitigating and monitoring.
Fundamentals of HIRA
The principles pertaining to conducting a Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment [HIRA], are universal. Details may however differ according to legislation, organisational policy, standards and systems.
In South Africa we have two pieces of legislation we need to consider. They are ★ Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 [No. 85 of 1993] and ★ Mine Health and Safety Act, 1996 [Act No. 29 of 1996].
The HIRA course will focus on the Occupational Health & Safety Act [OH&SA], however it is really easy to modify to include your legisaltion
Many organisations have voluntarily adopted additional international standards or systems such as:
★ ISO 9001 [Quality] - standards and guidelines for the establishment or improvement of a Quality Management System [QMS]. ★ ISO 14001 [Environmental] - standards and guidelines for the establishment or improvement of an Environmental Management System [EMS]. ★ ISO 45001 [Health & Safety] are guidelines for the establishment or improvement of an Occupational Health and Safety Management System. ★ SANS [South African Bureau of Standards].
Informing, instructing and training managers, supervisors and Health and Safety committee members in HIRA skills is much easier than before. By presenting your own customised, risk specific training and re-training, using the HIRA Trainer's Kit, you will dramatically raise awareness, skills level and buy-in from all involved. Check out the HIRA Trainer's Kit, our INTRA Affiliate Licensee program and Affiliate Licensee YouTube video and get a no-obligation quotation to do your own OHS training.
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