The Risk Management process is a planned series of activities to make things safer at work. It includes:
- Finding hazards: Look for things that could be dangerous, like checking the workplace for hazards or reviewing reports about problems.
- Figuring out the risk: Decide how risky each hazard is by thinking about how likely it is and how bad it could be. This helps determine which dangers are most important to fix first.
- Making things safer: Put safety measures in place to lower the overall risk. This usually involves reducing how often people are exposed to the danger or how much harm it could cause.
- Checking if safety measures work: After putting safety measures in place, check if they actually make things safer. If not, find something else that works better.
Download and share these free resources
Assessing Risk in Mining Operations Information Sheet
Risk Management Overview and Gap Assessment Tool (Overview of legislation, requirements, and best practices, plus fillable PDF checklist)
Mining Sector Risk Assessments-Root Cause Analyses Research on Top Sector Risks
Consult with Specialist (risk management process, workshop facilitation, development of in-house skills)
To meet mining legal requirements and best practices, next steps are:
- Review the Assessing Risk in Mining Operations information sheet
- Review the Risk Management Overview and Gap Assessment Tool resource document
a. Review overview of legislation, requirements, and best practices
b. Complete Gap Assessment Tool Fillable PDF
- Address all identified legislative gaps (refer to Ministry Guideline if needed)
- Address all other identified gaps related to Ministry guidelines
Risk assessment and management for mines and mining plants – Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development