chapter  6
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Controls in place to reduce risks

We have already mentioned ‘controls’ that exist to safeguard workers or other people, and to reduce risk of injury or harm. While it is generally easy to see physical guards and controls that exist, especially in production or manufacturing areas, there are many other forms of control that exist and which you will already have in place. The assessment of risk you have carried out so far goes a long way towards demonstrating that you are fully aware of what happens in your company, how work progresses through the system, what the main activities are in each area and who does what. In addition, you have gone some way towards assessing the potential risks to people of injury or harm, and deciding which elements need further consideration.