The mechanisms, controls, record keeping, feedback loops, reports and management reviews that must be in place to ensure that controls are effective and that risk mitigations are having the desired effect.

 

Mechanisms must be in place to monitor and report on the controls implemented to manage lone worker risks.
  • To check that implemented controls are having the desired effect
  • To reveal early warning signs that a risk is developing
  • To analyse trends and to be able to predict potential new risks
  • To check that the overall management of risk is being applied effectively
  • To capture incident records whether they have resulted in harm or not (near misses)
  • To consult with and seek the opinions and experiences of staff in the field
  • To determine if control mechanisms are having the required effect-if not corrective measures can be applied
  • To incorporate lone worker safety metrics into organisational and performance reporting

 

Keeping records

Keeping records of the risk management process has the following benefits:

  • Helps demonstrate compliance with WHS requirements, and helps demonstrate how decisions about controlling lone worker risks were made
  • Assists in targeting training
  • Assists in the preparation of safe work procedures and conducting risk assessments
  • Enables risks to be reviewed more easily following changes to legislation or business activities
  • Demonstrates to stakeholders (regulators, investors, shareholders, customers) that WHS risks are being managed.
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