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Health & Safety Management Systems

A formal management system or framework that can help you manage health and safety and processes that should be used to deliver a good health and safety objectives and control health and safety risks.

A general statement that there’s an intention to protect staff, comply with the law. It sets out the organization’s commitment to high and improving standards of H&S and the aims and objective.

Health & Safety Induction

The Health and safety at Work regulations requires employers to provide adequate information, instruction, training and supervision to enable work to be carried out safely.

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Policy

A general statement that there’s an intention to protect staff, comply with the law. It sets out the organization’s commitment to high and improving standards of H&S and the aims and objective.

Organizing

Setting out who does what. The specific H&S responsibilities of each role/position should be set out. All key H&S roles (e.g. completion of risk assessments, arranging training, investigating accidents, monitoring compliance etc.) should be allocated to someone competent to carry them out. People should understand, accept and act on their responsibilities.

Planning & Implementing

The company can identify its biggest hazards and its biggest risks. There is a clear process for completing and reviewing risk assessments and identifying risk controls. The company has set clear and specific performance standards (the ‘state to be achieved’) so that everyone knows who does what, when, with what result and performance can be measured.

Measuring Performance

Active Monitoring (Before things go wrong) and Reactive Monitoring (After things go wrong)

Reviewing

The organization must learn from experience, improve performance and respond to change. The review should bring continuous improvement particularly to the management system. It should take place at all levels, to include judgments about for instance workplace controls and accident data is analyzed to identify underlying causes and trends.

Auditing

The structured periodical process of collecting information on the effectiveness of the total SMS and planning for improvement.