Risk Management Plan

Once risk assessments in the labor area have been made and based on the results obtained. We proceed to plan the preventive action or risk control plan.

The National Institute for Safety and Hygiene at Work in Spain (INSHT) indicates that the best way to establish a risk control plan is by making a schedule for an specific period of time. Generally, it is carried out according to the needs of the organization with an annual or semi-annual periodicity of preventive activities, where quarterly, monthly or weekly implementation schedules are established.

According to the INSHT, the risk control plan must consider the following principles:

  1. Combat the risks at their source, if possible.
  2. Consider the evolution of the technique.
  3. Substitute the dangerous for what entails little or no danger.
  4. Adopt the measures that put collective protection before the individual.
  5. Give the proper instructions to the workers.

The risk control plan must implement actions to eliminate or reduce risks, seeking to adapt the work to the person, that is, selecting protective equipment individually to reduce the intrinsic risk.

In addition, the plan should include the preparation of safety procedures manuals, undertake a signaling plan and carry out emergency, evacuation and first aid plans; always taking into consideration the requirements of the corresponding Law and having all the requirements described in it approved.

The evaluation of risks must be a continuous process, because if any variation in working conditions occurs, hazards and intrinsic risks will vary, initiating the process of preventive management and risk analysis.

Source: National Institute for Safety and Hygiene at Work in Spain.