Working in Dangerous & Remote Circumstances

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Presentation by Andrew Douglas 5 October 2012

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<ul><li><p>Working in Dangerous and Remote Circumstances</p><p>By Andrew Douglas and Saide Elcheikh</p><p>5 October 2012Mob: 0488 151 503Email: andrew.douglas@mk.com.au</p><p>http://au.linkedin.com/in/douglasandrewhttp://leadingthought.com.au/http://twitter.com/leading_thought</p><p>pevans - Insert Date Herepevans - Insert title here</p></li><li><p>Safety Management SystemDO YOU HAVE A SAFE WORKPLACE?</p></li><li><p>Managing Risks Hierarchy of ControlWhat are the risks?</p><p>How can we control them?</p><p>In most cases, a combination of the risk control measures should be applied to ensure that the risk to health and safety is reduced so far as is reasonably practicable...</p><p>IF YOU CANNOT ASCERTAIN THE RISK THE LEVEL OF RISK IS HIGH</p></li><li><p>Reasonably PracticableLikelihood of the hazard or risk occurring.Degree of harm that might result from the hazard or risk.What the person concerned knows, or ought reasonably to know about the hazard or the risk and way of minimising or eliminating the risk.Availability and suitability of ways to eliminate or minimise the risk.The costs associated with available ways of eliminating or minimising the risk.</p></li><li><p>Take 5 Approach How to stay safe!Stop, think. If there is any doubt, dont go ahead!</p></li><li><p>Some cases for a bit of contextHere are the facts of some cases of dangerous situations for public officials:</p><p>R v Rondo (2001) 126 A Crim R 562Police requested search of the accused (sprayed someone in the face with a substance)Assaulted police - punched themPolice were rightly undertaking their duty to search and arrest and were put in danger</p><p>Egan Darius Ross v Darren Stephen Mothersole [2010] ACTSC 125Accused hit victim in the face with a beer glassWhen caught by police he threatened to smash their faces in, had a fighting stanceThis constituted a threat to the safety of the public officials and obstruction</p><p>Ashley Michael Charnock v Simon James Coady et al [2010] ACTSC 26Police were doing a routine drive byA group of males outside the nightclub threw a bottle at the vehiclePolice stopped to approach the mean and further altercations occurredPolice ended up in hospital</p></li><li><p>CONTACT</p><p>VICTORIA Dandenong 40-42 Scott St Dandenong VIC 3175 Tel: +61 3 9794 2600</p><p>Melbourne Level 22, 114 William St Melbourne VIC 3000 Tel: +61 3 8615 9900</p><p>Andrew DouglasDir: +61 (3) 8615 9915Mob: 0488 151 503andrew.douglas@mk.com.au</p><p>NEW SOUTH WALES Sydney Level 21, 20 Bond St Sydney NSW 2000 Tel: +61 2 8298 9533</p><p>TASMANIA</p><p>HobartDobson Mitchell &amp; Allport Lawyers59 Harrington StHobart TAS 7000Tel:+61 3 6210 0000</p><p>QUEENSLAND</p><p>BrisbaneLevel 14, 324 Queen StreetBrisbane QLD 4001Tel: +61 7 3235 0400</p><p>info@mk.com.au</p><p>M+K SERVICES</p><p>Commercial Commercial Litigation Property Workplace Relations Private Clients</p><p>mk.com.au</p><p>pevans - Do not edit this page</p></li></ul>

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