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Hazard Management Systems
If you’re looking for sound advice on workplace health and safety we recommend Hazard Management Systems Limited, leading Hawke’s Bay safety consultants for implementing occupational health and safety management systems either on a package basis, or custom-built for your business. Since commencing in 2004, they have implemented health and safety systems for over 90 companies.
Health and Safety Systems Packages
Packages depend on the size of your business, from small to large though to corporate, but typically include everything you will need from the health and safety point of view, from the basics (H&S manual, accident, PPE and risk registers etc) through to contractor management, policies and safety operating procedures, training, risk identification assessments and controls, site/building audit inspections and system auditing.
Respirator Testing and Fitting
The use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices is governed by AS/NZS 1715:2009.
Hazard Management Systems uses Qualitative Fit Testing, a pass/fail test method that uses your sense of taste or smell, or your reaction to chemical fumes or airborne particulates to detect leakage into the respirator face piece.
Once testing is completed, the employee will be informed of the respirator they were fitted with and its size and type of protection that will be required - whether an airborne particulate or vapour respirator or both, depending on types of environment they work in. The employer will receive a record of training in the form of a fit test report.
Hazard Management Systems also undertake calibrated noise assessments for machinery and workplace noise issues.
The assessment results are used for identifying operational controls together with recommending the necessary hearing protection for employees.
A basic walk-through noise survey will assist to identify if people may be at risk of noise induced hearing loss. A noise survey is required in accordance with AS/NZS 1269.1 Occupational Noise Management to identify, assess and control the risk of noise induced hearing loss.
In addition, Hazard Management Systems provides advice on machine guarding protect the operator and other employees potentially at risk from harm.
Machines which expose an employee to an injury or notifiable event must be guarded against hazards including crushing, cutting, burning, amputation of limbs, electrocution, hearing loss or hazardous chemicals.
Assessments of machine guarding can be analysed to the AS/NZ 4024:1 and any other legislative requirements by assessing each machine for the risks involved. Machine assessments will be validated and verified to ensure compliance standards are met in full.