Workplace precautions are designed to reduce identified risks to an acceptable level
The most appropriate workplace precautions for any activity are decided by applying the following priorities:
A wide range of workplace precautions are available, some more effective than others. Typical workplace precautions include machinery guards, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safe systems of work.
In many instances, effective control of significant risks will only be achieved by implementing a proper method statement and/or a permit to work system that is appropriate to the task. Where a permit system is used, it must be followed.