Tag: Health and Safety Management Systems

Roles and Responsibilities of Employers, Directors and Managers

The Robens Report (1972) recommended a broad goal setting, non-prescriptive model of health and safety legislation based on the view that “those that create risk are best placed to manage it”. The Report also considered that the promotion of safety and health was an essential function of day-to-day good management and that it should not

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How Health and Safety Management Systems Work

The main components of a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) include both policy – a ‘mission statement’ for health and safety that provides a mechanism for management control and accountability – and arrangements for implementation, monitoring (including audit) and continual improvement. Formalising these arrangements removes the potential arbitrariness of processes developed by a few

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The Benefits of a Health and Safety Management System

The main components of a Health and Safety Management System (HSMS) include both policy – a ‘mission statement’ for health and safety that provides a mechanism for management control and accountability – and arrangements for implementation, monitoring (including audit) and continual improvement. Formalising these arrangements removes the potential arbitrariness of processes developed by a few

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How to complete a health and safety risk assessment

The Proper Place for Risk Assessment

There’s no doubt about it; even though the HSE are actively encouraging workplaces not to accumulate unnecessary paperwork, it can still get to the point where things get confusing. Based on some project work we’ve been completing with one of our clients, we have created an overview diagram of an example health and safety policy that

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