Health and Safety Management Systems- OHSAS 18001 & HS(G)65
What are Health and Safety Management Systems?
Health and Safety management systems are a system, or a set of co-ordinated and integrated processes, that enable a company or organisation to be able to manage and control their health and safety issues in an uniform, systematic and effective way. Health and Safety Management Systems enable organisations to comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act and also to instigate current best practice. Because it uses a systems approach (i.e. systematic) it helps ensure there is a consistent and thorough approach to health and safety management throughout an organisation.
Where a health and safety management systems approach is used properly then health and safety management is not left to chance. The systems within a good health and safety management system identify the hazards and the risks and implement suitable control measures to protect personnel from harm. This is done by utilising the minimum resources of personnel and time thereby being a cost effective way of managing health and safety risk.
Health & Safety Management Systems to BS OHSAS 18001 & HS(G)65
In the UK the HSE has issued guidance on what constitutes good health and safety management systems in their publication HS(G)65 “Successful Health and Safety Management”. Another standard is BS OHSAS 18001, the international standard for health and safety management systems. The international standard recognises HS(G)65 and uses essentially the same concept. Both standards are very similar with some minor differences.
Good health and safety management systems should be based on these concepts and properly implemented within an organisation. Good health and safety management systems should have the following principal elements;
Planning & Implementation
Effective health and safety management systems, to standards such as H(G)65 and BS OHSAS18001, should have clear processes to follow, such as clear procedures or flowcharts which describes who does what and when. Effective health and safety management systems will also have Control Forms which are used to control the significant steps in the process. These also should be clear and simple to use as they will, when completed, provide the records that are necessary for the ongoing effectiveness of the safety management system.
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Comply with HS(G)65 and OHSAS 18001
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