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Safety Systems Assessment Tool. Michelle Davidson Workplace Health and Safety Queensland. Overview. What is a Safety Management System? Safety Management System Assessment Tool Elements assessed Examples/learnings Other relevant tools. What is a safety management system?.

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safety systems assessment tool

Safety Systems Assessment Tool

Michelle Davidson

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

overview
Overview

What is a Safety Management System?

Safety Management System Assessment Tool

Elements assessed

Examples/learnings

Other relevant tools

what is a safety management system
What is a safety management system?

Set of linked policies, procedures and practices in place to manage workplace health and safety risks

AS 4801 “gold standard”

what should an effective safety management system do
What should an effective safety management system do?

Set out OHS policy and objectives

Establish, assess and review the effectiveness of procedures which give effect to OHS policy and objectives

Achieve conformance with OHS policy and objectives of the organisation; and

Demonstrate such conformance to others (via self-declaration or certification/ registration as appropriate)

elements of the tool
Management and Leadership Commitment

Planning and Reporting Safety

Consultation, Communication and Safety Climate

Risk Management

Safe Work Procedures, Training and Supervision

Injury Management

Elements of the tool
management and leadership commitment
Management and leadership commitment

Demonstrations of commitment include:

Leading by example

Communication safety responsibilities to workers

Allocating time and money to safety

Making safety a priority

Implementing safe systems of work

Encouraging reporting of incidents

Valuing worker contributions

planning and reporting safety
Planning and Reporting Safety

Procedures for workers to make reports of hazards, incidents, illnesses and injuries

Workers encouraged and supported to report hazards, incidents and near misses

Acting on reported issues and incidents

Reviewing reports to identify trends and take appropriate action

Reporting to statutory authorities (WHSQ)

consultation communication and safety climate
Consultation, Communication and Safety Climate

Process for consulting with workers about health and safety matters

Consultation arrangements structured so all workers have access to the consultation process

Workers know about their entitlements to elect WHSR and ask to set up work group

Access to information which helps to raise awareness of safety issues and solutions

risk management
Risk Management

Structured approach for identifying hazards

Risk assessments conducted for uncontrolled hazards

Control measures for all identified risks (controls developed in relation to relevant legislation, codes of practice, Aust Standards)

Emergency preparedness and response

safe work procedures training and supervision
Safe Work Procedures, training and supervision

Safe Work Procedures developed for all tasks in workplace (where risk of injury or illness identified)

Regular review of Safe Work Procedures

Structured Induction program

Training, including Safe Work Procedures relevant to their job

Supervision to ensure Safe Work Procedures are being followed

injury management
Injury Management

Procedures to follow if injured at work

“Stay at work” and return to work/suitable duties plans developed for workers injured at workplace

Resources to support and assist injured workers

examples from industry
Examples from industry

Common themes:

Consultation

Toolbox talks for ancillary staff

WHS Committee

Communication across organisation eg via newsletter

Hazard identification/reporting system

Formality/structure of system

Risk Assessment/Safe Work Procedures

Injury management processes

sasb safety management system
SASB - safety management system
  • Management Commitment
  • Consultation
  • Safety Management System
  • Workers Compensation Return to
  • Safe Work Procedures
  • Work
  • Reporting Safety
  • Training & Supervision
online safety benchmarking tool o sbt
Online safety benchmarking tool (OSBT)

Self assessment tool

Confidential

Includes guidance for improvement

Results against:

Set criteria

Business size

Other business in

industry group

injury cost calculator
Injury cost calculator

Initial, overlooked, and uninsured costs:

incident

investigation

damage

replacement

productivity costs

+ existing examples

contact us
Contact us

www.worksafe.qld.gov.au

1300 369 915