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 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.