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Hierarchy of Controls

The hierarchy of control (HOC) is a system for controlling risks in the workplace. It is a step-by-step approach to eliminating or reducing risks and ranks risk controls from the highest level of protection and reliability through to the lowest and least reliable protection. 

Here are some examples of the hierarchy of controls that you can use in your risk management

Violent & Aggressive Behaviour (VAB) - Retail

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Machine Safety: Entrapment

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Loss of Control of a Light Passenger Vehicle (LPV)

Car Lot

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Forklift Maintenance
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