In order for us to achieve the objectives of OSH, we need to look into HIRARC which is the basis of occupational safety and health. HIRARC is a compound word which is made up of three consecutive activities running one after the other.
The activities consist of Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control. Hazard identification is the recognizing of things which may cause injury or harm to a person. Risk assessment is the looking at the possibility of injury or harm occurring to a person if exposed to a hazard. The introduction of measures which will eliminate or reduce the risk of a person being exposed to a hazard is known as Risk control.
Our HIRARC assessment will make provisions for protecting our clients against risks to safety or health in connection with our trade and activities, as well as, make provisions for securing the safety, health and welfare of our colleagues.