In most construction and heavy industry projects risk injury is also a part of them. It is not easy to eliminate risk fully however it is possible to control and reduce the risk through regular procedures and observing good work practices. Furthermore, we can assume risk as a regular part of completing the job. On every task and day risk is with us. The outcome severity and the possibility of an incident occurring can help us to analyze the risk going by the number of times we are exposed to the risk. We on a daily basis decided to accept risk. Accepting risk begins on the management levels and moves down to the local level. How much risk is a contractor and the employees willing to accept?
Controlling risk is management function, but there are good tools which can assist in risk understanding and maintaining it at an accepted level. One commonly used tool is the job safety analysis tool. Risk should be controlled in at the low management level by immediate supervisors and those doing the job. Identifying hazards is done best by employees, but most of them do not find the need to mention them. Results of investigations of incidents have proved that workers knew about the existence of the hazard.
The process of establishing an ordinary risk level tolerance can be difficult to do if the team members are not involved. In most jobs, decisions and judgment of the supervisors and employees are vital aspects of the hazards of a work area, communication, and assessment of risk. To best understand the work’s nature, the work area, and the health and safety hazards, individuals input on making decisions about the best methods of controlling hazards is needed.
One vital element of risk management in heavy industries is job safety analysis.
This is a tool that is used to lower the risk level to the accepted level by enabling members to develop common task understanding, hazards, and procedures linked with task completion. The indifferent perception, good and bad of job safety tools as a planning tool by those completing it has effects on the information quality and the input levels by involved workers.
There are more basics which consist risk management which contains the work area environment, work safety processes, available resources, and tools to lower hazards. Risk management needs liaising with stake holders during the work completion. It includes passing information from a contractor team to another which can be required for assessing risks and communication among other workers in the project. Completing the job on time, with no one sustaining injuries and sticking on the set budget is the goal.