Every organisation is required to develop a safety management system and/or plan to control the major hazards within their business. This enables organisations to target and effectively control high-risk hazards.
Safety management plans are documented activities designed to help reduce the risk of accidents, near miss incidents and injuries, and/or 'down time' from property loss or damage. They outline responsibilities and targets to allow performance to be managed and measured for specific areas of compliance.
Identifying and assessing hazards and controlling risks are referred to as 'The Three Stage Approach to Managing Accidents and Hazards in the Workplace'. It has been effectively applied to safety management techniques, including:
- Consulting with employees and safety representatives;
- Safety committee;
- Resolution of issues procedures;
- Analysis of accident statistics;
- Hazard reporting;
- Safety audits;
- Hazard inspections; and
TASC can help develop and implement a system tailored to your business needs that will comply with your statutory requirements. This will create a safer working environment for all staff.
As our consultant has developed and assisted with many such systems, your company can take advantage of this knowledge and experience to develop best practice safety management systems. Using AS 4801 and AS 4804 (Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems) as the tools for this process allows for alliance with the ISO 9000 series for auditing of your OSH management system.