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Do you measure up to the first pillar of safety management systems

Posted by Robert O'Neill on Sep 18, 2012 2:52:00 AM
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pillars-200x200The current WorkSafe Victoria medium segment intervention strategy targets businesses with a remuneration of $1 – $20 million. It encourages these businesses to integrate safety into their business management systems, to ensure they practice prevention rather than reaction, and gain commitment from owners/directors to the process.

However, many people feel that current models of safety management systems are far too complex for the medium segment, resulting in WorkSafe developing the “Seven Pillars of Safety” – a more simplified approach to safety in the workplace.

Over the coming weeks we will describe the pillars in more detail in a series of articles for Dynamic Business Magazine.

The first pillar, Senior Management Roles and Accountability, sets out clear top down responsibility, delegation and KPI’s for OHS and Return To Work (RTW). WorkSafe want these initiatives supplemented with advice from a certified OHS professional to ensure the organisation has the structure to proactively manage health and safety.

General advice warning

The information on this site is of a general nature only. It does not take your specific needs or circumstances into consideration. You should look at your own safety management systems and requirements before making any decisions. Please contact our Occupational Health and Safety Consultants for further information.

Topics: Blog, Safety Management Systems