Essays on Safety Inspection at Mcdonalds Case Study

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The paper “ Safety Inspection at Mcdonalds”   is a meaty example of a case study on the management. Safety is a crucial aspect of every organization, safety for workers ensure that the workers are motivated and productive. In Mac Donald located in Melbourne, the managers must perform inspections at various intervals on the working environment of its workers. The firm can also hire a group of professionals to perform these inspections to ensure that the workers are safe, and the Melbourne branch escapes liabilities resulting from injuries. The report is on the assessment of Melbourne Mac Donald branch safety and inspection.

It identifies the wide range of occupational risks, the effectiveness of the current mitigation procedures, and the proposed control measures to eliminate the hazards (Hughes 2009). Assessment of RisksMac Donald in Melbourne has a big number of employees, and the management ought to carry out an assessment of these risks to ensure their mitigation in time. As an employee in Mac Donald, I carried out the study of these risks in the Melbourne branch, followed by observations and some interviews with some of the employees of the Melbourne branch.

The hazards that I identified in the workplace include reduced pay, burns, and lack of protective gear to handle the machinery. From interviews with Mac Donald's workers and the observations I made, Lack of protective equipment is rampant in the Melbourne branch. Workers report burns and are not able to afford proper medication due to poor pay (Hughes 2009). Workers face many risks in this occupation, extremely hot oil, the hot grills, greasy and very slippery floors amount to the observed hazards. Some workers have had to file petitions to complain about these risks where some are burnt.

Lack of enough employees in the Melbourne branch is another cause of the hazards; the few workers in the Melbourne branch have to work and be pressurized to work too fast. The installed computer system dictates the Melbourne branch's level of the workforce. Computers show that there are fewer workers as compared to the size and the nature of the work in the Melbourne branch. Mac Donald stores also lack the basic protective facilities that will help reduce the level of casualties in the Melbourne branch.

I observed a situation where the manager advised a worker to treat burns with condiments such as mustard instead of using the creams meant for burns (Hughes 2009). Mac Donald sets very low safety standards for its employees, additionally; these set standards are not effective, and there is poor enforcement. Yes, there are regular inspections at the Melbourne branch, but the Melbourne branch mostly overlooks these health and safety measures. The visit showed that 35% of workers report to the management the missing of first aid kits.

The inaccessibility of the kits or being empty is observed. From the Mac Donald's employees, the hazards are widespread to all its stores, and the workers demand the Melbourne branch being held accountable for these hazards in all its stores. Despite Mac Donald defending, that the hazard occurs when the workers overlook the safety rules, when they take the shortcuts and when the workers assume some of the risks. They argue that they provide training on the safety measures that should be observed in the work environment and give out training cards to the new employees.

On the assessment of the risks, the Melbourne branch workers faces, I have clearly observed that the management needs to try to reduce these risks at the lowest level possible. The management ought to look at those avenues that provide the Melbourne branch with risk controls. These risks will not mean well for the Melbourne branch and may end up tarnishing the Melbourne branch's name as is observed during the filing of the petitions by the workers.

The risk may also create a feeling of demotivation to the workers who feel they are not secure in the place of work. Thus, the Melbourne branch may not realize the full potential of its workers (Edwards 2015)

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