Address safety, health and environment related issues within the scope of authority

For effective implementation, organisations should develop the capabilities and support mechanisms necessary to achieve the safety and health policy, objectives and targets. All staff should be motivated and empowered to work safely and to protect their long-term health, not simply to avoid accidents.  A safety and health management system means the part of the Organisation’s management system which covers:

  • The health and safety work organisation and policy in a company
  • The planning process for accident and ill health prevention
  • The line management responsibilities
  • The practices, procedures and resources for developing and implementing, reviewing and maintaining the occupational safety and health policy

The system should cover the entire gambit of an employer’s occupational health and safety organisation.