Policy type: Risk
Approval level: Board
Effective date: 13/08/2019
Review date: 30/6/2022
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RISK MANAGEMENT POLICY
CONTENTS
Overview
Scope
Policy
Risk Management Responsibilities
Risk Management Plan/ Procedure
Risk Management Log
OVERVIEW
Responsibility for establishing an effective risk management system lies with the
Board of MWF
SCOPE
1. This document has been developed in accordance with AS/NZS ISO
31000:2009 Risk Management – Principles and Guidelines; and
2. This Policy applies to MWF representatives, participants and guests. Workers
such as contractors must comply with the risk management practices of their
employer, with cooperation between both MWF and the contracted entity.
POLICY
MWF has a duty to protect the people that work with our organisation, the property
we employ to enable the provision of our services and activities, and the organisation
itself, from the multitude of hazards and risks that are inherent in carrying out our
operations.
MWF will put in place procedures that will, as far as possible minimise those risks
and avert the consequences of those risks.
RESPONSIBILITIES
It is the responsibility of the Board to ensure that:
• A Risk Management Committee for the organisation is designated
• Effective risk management procedures are in place, applicable to all areas
• Procedures are reviewed at least annually
• Recommendations arising out of the risk management process are evaluated
and supported as appropriate
• Employees and volunteers are aware of all applicable risks and are familiar
with the MWF’s risk management procedures
Policy type: Risk
Approval level: Board
Effective date: 13/08/2019
Review date: 30/6/2022
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It is the responsibility of the Risk Management Committee to ensure that:
• Risk or hazard identification is carried out for all relevant sectors of the
organisation
• Risk assessments are prepared for each relevant section
• Risk assessments are reviewed regularly and essentially if circumstances
change in that section
• Where possible actions to avert risk or mitigate risk should be actioned using
the risk score as a priority
• Monthly status reports are made available to the Board on risk management
actions
It is the responsibility of all employees and volunteers to ensure that:
• They are familiar with the organisation’s risk management procedures
applicable to their section
• They observe those risk management procedures; and
• They inform their supervisor / skipper if they become aware of any risk not
covered by existing procedures
RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN / PROCEDURE
The risk management plan covers the key steps of the risk management process,
being:
1. Communication and consultation
2. Context
3. Risk Identification
4. Risk analysis
5. Risk evaluation
6. Risk treatment
7. Monitoring and control
RISK HAZARD LOG
The risk assessments are contained within a risk hazard log covering all aspects of
risk for the organisation.