What Implementing Safety Management Systems Entails
Jaric ESH utilising the BS-OHSAS 18001 international guidelines for safety management systems will provide your company with a framework though which its safety and health performance can be monitored, improved and controlled. We will conduct a risk assessment of your company's activities, products, processes and services. Our process involves ensuring the company is on the right track by putting into place written procedures to control activities with high risk to the safety of employees or other personnel, as well as there will be periodic auditing of the system to ensure effective operation. A basic safety management system has some of the following characteristics:
- Existence of a health and safety policy that is communicated to staff
- Management commitment
- Allocation of responsibilities and accountability for health and safety matters
- Controls for suppliers and subcontractors
- Health and safety consultation
- Hazard identification, evaluation and control
- Provision of information and training of staff
- Incident recording, investigation, analysis and review
- Measuring and evaluating workplace health and safety performance.
- Other related services cover: BS-OHSAS 18001 gap audit; risk assessment; compliance audits and awareness training.
Benefits of Implementing Safety Management Systems
Having an effective safety management program makes all the difference in preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. With an effective plan the result is lower accident rates, less spending on accident-related costs. You also have other benefits that include reduced absenteeism, lower turnover rate, higher productivity, and improved employee morale.