Hazard control policy is a way of controlling risks in any firm and assuring the shareholders that the business is in good shape. The policy ensures that the firm can control the risks. It helps in controlling the goals set in the firm, planning and performance evaluation. Incorporation of the culture becomes the way of living for the workers in the firm.
The culture is put down in a guide who sets the policy of a company. In many states it comes as an act of the legislature. Obligations of the various members of the firm are set down. The members are advised to ensure that the set obligations are followed and are discharged. Such guides assist organizations in developing and implementing hazard control policies.
The purpose of a safety management system is to save the worker from hazardous situations that can expose him to risk. Hazardous chemicals and situations usually happen in these firms and companies. It is common to come across accidents. In electrical field, hazard control is required to investigate and make recommendations on manners in which incidents are evaded.
Companies take measures to shift blame from themselves. The purpose of this policy is to enable employers to evade the liability of compensating workers from the profits. It also saves them the cost of rebuilding the company in terms of the loss incurred in accidents. Having a good work place is vital for a good output in the firm.
Some of the hazards are controlled by the use of necessary expertise, good judgment in terms of the human resource recruitment and experience in the field. A good initiative from the side of workers and employees is also to be factored in. Maintenance of equipment and workers welfare is vital in the policies.
Implications of good hazard policies will be as effective as when in implementation. Implementation of the policies means that the possibility of risks is low and the workers welfare is in mind. Personal safety should not be ignored as silo thinking is important in proper evaluation of all hazards hence forming the platform to hazard control.
Civil aviation has also guided aircraft on hazard related control. Through advisory circulars airports and airstrips are able to offer guidance to passengers when a danger alarm is hit. Maritime industry that deals with ships and tankers has adopted the hazard control policies. It recommends using of floaters where passengers use them in times of storms just in case of a vessel sinking.
Firms need to train workers on disaster preparedness. This is the third way for employees to have self defense. Emergency plans, duties and responsibilities are to be implemented by managements in firms. Training of basics such as switching on of alarms, fire extinguishing and first aid equips workers with skills and knowledge on risk management.
Evacuation from the affected areas enables employers to mind safety of the employers. Proper communication and coordination of policies during emergencies is strengthened by establishing an emergency control center. Location of emergency control center must be central to accommodate quick response to the hazard.