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HB 205—2004

OHS Risk Management Handbook

HB 205—2004

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Handbook
OHS Risk Management Handbook

First published as HB 205—2004.

COPYRIGHT
© Standards Australia International
All rights are reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or copied in any form or by any
means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without the written permission of the
publisher.
Published by Standards Australia International Ltd
GPO Box 5420, Sydney, NSW 2001, Australia
ISBN 0 7337 5769 3

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PREFACE
This guide was prepared by the Standards Australia Working Group MB-002-01,
Occupational Risk Management, with guidance from Committee OB-007, Risk Management.
The principal editors and contributors were:
Jean Cross
(Chairman)

University of New South Wales

John Curran

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Bill Danahar
Bob Innes

TEAB Quality Management Service

Andrew Niven

Telstra Corporation Limited

Michael McGuren

WorkCover New South Wales

Tom Walker
The contribution of the following individuals is gratefully acknowledged:
Norman Abrams

Phillips Fox Lawyers

Stuart Bassett

Marsh Risk Consulting

David Borys

VIOSH Australia

Jeff Bergman

Bergman & Co

Dale Cooper

Broadleaf Capital International Pty Ltd

Terry Fisher

Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy (QLD)

Dianne Gardner
Ian Gavin
Dave Higgon

Multiplex Constructions Pty Ltd

Roger Keey

University of Canterbury New Zealand

Kevin Knight
Stephen Smith

NSW Department of Public Works

Jim Whiting
The Handbook aims to achieve better OHS risk management practice and reduce the
incidence and severity of injury and disease.
This Handbook also aims to demonstrate that management of occupational health and safety
(OHS) risk is a priority that must be managed by all levels of an organization in order to
demonstrate effective governance.

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CONTENTS
Page
1 Introduction
1.1 General principles ..................................................................................................... 1
1.2 Using this Handbook ................................................................................................. 2
1.3 Benefits of OHS risk management ............................................................................. 2
1.4 Concepts................................................................................................................... 3

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2 Risk management overview
2.1 Risk management culture .......................................................................................... 5
2.2 Risk management structures ..................................................................................... 5
3 Application
3.1 General ................................................................................................................... 11
3.2 Communicate and consult ....................................................................................... 13
3.3 Establish the context .............................................................................................. 14
3.4 Identify risks ............................................................................................................ 19
3.5 Analyse risks ........................................................................................................... 23
3.6 Evaluate risks.......................................................................................................... 32
3.7 Treat risks ............................................................................................................... 33
3.8 Monitor and review .................................................................................................. 43
4 Documentation and records ............................................................................................. 47
APPENDICES
A
Sources of information—Hazard and risk identification............................................. 49
B
Risk analysis tools and techniques .......................................................................... 51
C
List of further reading............................................................................................... 61
D
Risk control form ..................................................................................................... 63
E
Terminology ............................................................................................................ 65

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