The importance of a safety management system
A safety management system, otherwise known as an OH&S management system, is a set of formal procedures designed to place a structure around how safety is managed within a workplace. It is an occupational health and safety framework that will govern how you identify and minimise health and safety risks, provide a workplace that promotes the wellbeing of all staff, reduce the potential for workplace accidents and ensure you are complying with health and safety legislation.
AS 4801 and AS 4804 are the Australian Standards for occupational health and safety and specifies the requirements for the safety management systems that organisations must implement to meet their legal obligations. Read more on AS 4801 and AS 4804 here.
A properly structured safety management system is the key to a safe workplace and reduced risk of financial exposure. To maximise the benefits from your investment in safety, it should be designed specifically for the needs of your organisation. Safety Xchange provides service packages that can be tailored to include any or all of the services you need, reducing the cost and complexity of ensuring your operations are compliant.
Safety management systems encompass a wide range of safety elements that create a framework for improving and maintaining workplace safety.