Risk assessment and substitution: support from IBS
Risk assessment is an important part of occupational health and safety. It serves to identify hazards in the workplace and to take measures to reduce these hazards. One way of reducing risks is substitution. Substitution means that a hazardous activity or hazardous work equipment is replaced by a less hazardous alternative. E.g. the substitution of your acetone-containing products/brake cleaners and other hazardous substances (topic: label-free cleaners!).
If you need help in defining substitution criteria, preparing your risk assessments or searching for alternatives, IBS is the right contact for you. IBS offers you product alternatives and comprehensive support in analyzing, implementing and improving your sources of danger.
Analysis of your sources of danger
First, IBS will analyze your sources of danger. To this end, all activities and cleaning products used in your company are examined and potential sources of danger are identified. The analysis is carried out taking into account the legal requirements as well as your company’s internal specifications.
Definition of substitution criteria
After analyzing your sources of danger, substitution criteria are defined together with you. These criteria are used to decide whether substitution is possible and sensible. The criteria may, for example, relate to the hazardousness of the work equipment, the costs of substitution or the effects on work processes.
Preparation of your risk assessment
A risk assessment is drawn up on the basis of the analysis and the defined substitution criteria. The risk assessment contains a description of the sources of danger, an evaluation of the risks and measures to reduce the risks.
Search for alternatives
The alternatives are evaluated taking into account the defined substitution criteria and the best IBS alternative is selected.
If you need help in defining substitution criteria, preparing your risk assessments or searching for alternatives, IBS is the right contact for you. IBS offers you comprehensive support to improve your occupational safety. Your personal IBS technology consultant is always available to optimize your cleaning processes and advise you on occupational safety!