A Safety Management System (SMS) provides a systematic way to identify hazards and control risks while maintaining assurance that these risk controls are effective. The premis of this is to Plan,Do and then Review.
SMS can be defined as:
...a business like approach to safety. It is a systematic, explicit and comprehensive process for managing safety risks. As with all management systems, a safety management system provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. A safety management system is woven into the fabric of an organization. It becomes part of the culture, the way people do their jobs.
For the purposes of defining safety management, safety can be defined as:
... the reduction of risk to a level that is as low as is reasonably practicable.
There are three imperatives for adopting a safety management system for a business – these are ethical, legal and financial.
There is an implied moral obligation placed on an employer to ensure that work activities and the place of work to be safe, there are legislative requirements defined in just about every jurisdiction on how this is to be achieved and there is a substantial body of research which shows that effective safety management (which is the reduction of risk in the workplace) can reduce the financial exposure of an organisation by reducing direct and indirect costs associated with accident and incidents.
To address these three important elements, an effective SMS developed by MRS Training & Rescue will include:
Developing a site or business safety plan
Reviewing the risks in the workplace and putting in place the procedures to manage these
Provide assistance where required to implement new or updated procedures in the workplace
Develop leading and lagging performance indicators for use across the site or business
Audit and review the systems and process, building in learning where required
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10 days ago
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10 days ago
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10 days ago
I have been attending MRS Mansfield for around 10 years for confined space training (high and medium risk)> The knowledge and professionalism of all the staff is second to none! I would not hesitate to recommend MRS Training and Rescue.
11 days ago
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