Safety Management Systems
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A Safety Management System that Works for You
An effective safety management system does more than reduce incidents and injuries, keep a preventative eye on safety, and meet compliance demands. It also contributes to processes, profit and people.
That is what it should do!
Too many systems forget that safety must:
- Compliment and contribute to broader business processes,
- Be achieved in a competitive profit driven environment, and
- Be implemented by people who vary greatly in outlook, skill level and motivation.
Safety operates within a complex environment, so to position you for a better investment, let’s quickly clarify what a safety management system is.
What is a Safety Management System?
There’s a huge difference between a system and an effective system. They are very different creatures. We create a system anytime we make single things work together, in a deliberate way. When the outcomes of those interactions is a safer working environment, we've a developing safety system. We create an effective system, however, only when those single things work together in a way that is:
- Consistent, and
Let’s use a footy example to quickly nail down the important points (and we’re talking Rugby League, just to be clear).
The players on a footy team can work together to score a try, but only when they score tries by using set plays, intentionally and consistently, are they implementing an effective system.
When the people, components and elements of your safety management system are working like this, you’ve got a safety management system that’s worth having!
The Key Players in Your Safety Management System
Safety management systems are typically broken down into components and elements. Extending the footy analogy, components are grouped into categories (such as backs and forwards in footy) and elements (like individual positions or players, e.g. a full back or prop).
We’ve built our safety management systems using 5 component groupings. These are:
- Policies and Structure,
- Supervision and Training,
- Risk Management,
- Incident and Injury Management, and
- Recording, Reviewing and Improving.
Within our standard safety management system, and working under this structural framework, no less than 109 elements (or players) are working together. Together, deliberately consistently and effectively, these come together to create an effective safety system.
These elements include policy documents, registers, charts, plans, procedures, templates, checklists, guidelines, and forms.
we haven’t mentioned three elements - and that’s deliberate - because business processes, people and profit are too often forgotten.
We help you keep your people safe AND create a system that supports your business, your people and your profit.
Creating Your Safety Management System.
We've designed our resources to work together, flexibly and effectively, within almost any enterprise structure. But that doesn’t mean you have to take on the entire team we’ve assembled for you.
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