A robust and compliant Management System, whether it be Safety (ISO 45001, 18001,4801), Quality (9001), Environment (14001) or Asset Management (ISO55000) emphasises to your staff that they work in a sustainable work environment and that the organisation promotes safety, quality and the environment as part of its core values.
At Safety Management Solutions we are experts in designing, implementing and auditing the following systems:
- ISO 45001: Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems,
- AS/NZS 4801:2001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
- OHSAS 18001:2007 – Occupational Health & Safety
- ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems
- ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems
- National Standard for Commercial Vessels; Safety Management System Requirements
Management systems provide a systematic method for planning, executing, auditing, assessing and continually improving business operations, policies, procedures and processes. The key elements of an effective management system are leadership, accountability, hazard identification, risk management, competency, communication, control of information, monitoring, incident management, management review and reporting.
In regards to Safety Management Systems they are the foundation for compliance with:
- The NSW Government WHS Management Systems and Auditing Guidelines;
- The Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme (FSC);
- Safety Systems for Class A Asbestos Licence Holders;
- Safety Systems for Demolition licensing in some jurisdictions;
- Systems compliant with the Self Insurance Audit Criteria e.g the National Audit Tool; and
If you need a new system, have a system that needs reviewing and updating or would like to achieve efficiencies through integration of your safety, quality and environmental systems, Safety Management Solutions can help. We’ve worked with range of industries from construction, manufacturing to energy, transport and health, developing tailored, simple solutions to suit their business.
Call us today to discuss how we can help you design and implement a new management system or audit an existing system.
Safety Management Systems
A Safety Management System provides a systematic approach to identifying hazards and controlling risks and provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. Safety Management Solutions can assist your organisation to develop a Management System that can be merged into your culture to become part of the way your people do their jobs.
There are three imperatives for adopting a safety management system which include ethical, legal and financial.
There is an implied moral obligation placed on an employer to ensure that work activities and the place of work, are safe for your employees to conduct their work. The legislative requirements are defined to outline how this is to be achieved and there is a substantial amount of research which shows that effective safety management 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 should:
- Define how the organisation is set up to manage risk;
- Identify workplace risk and implement suitable controls;
- Implement effective communications across all levels of the organisation;
- Implement a process to identify and correct non-conformities; and
- Implement a continual improvement process
Call us today to discuss how we can help you develop a bespoke and best practice Safety Management System for your organisation.
Quality Management Systems
A Quality Management System is a set of policies, processes and procedures required for planning and execution in the core business area of an organisation, that can impact the organisation’s ability to meet customer requirements.
A fully documented QMS will ensure that two important requirements are met:
- The customers’ requirements – confidence in the ability of the organisation to deliver the desired product and service consistently meeting their needs and expectations.
- The organisation’s requirements – both internally and externally, and at an optimum cost with efficient use of the available resources – materials, human, technology and information.
A QMS enables an organisation to achieve the goals and objectives set out in its policy and strategy. It provides consistency and satisfaction in terms of methods, materials, equipment, etc, and interacts with all activities of the organisation, beginning with the identification of customer requirements and ending with their satisfaction, at every transaction interface.
Safety Management Solutions can assist you to achieve certification to the Internationally recognised ISO 9001 standard.
Call us today to discuss how our expertise in developing Quality Management Systems, will provide you with a set of co-ordinated activities to direct and control your organisation in order to continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of its performance.
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Management System (EMS) refers to the management of an organisation’s environmental programs in a comprehensive, systematic, planned and documented manner. It includes the organisational structure, planning and resources for developing, implementing and maintaining policy for environmental protection.
The most widely used standard on which an EMS is based on, is the Internationally recognised ISO 14001 standard and Safety Management Solutions can assist you achieve this accreditation.
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Integrated Management Systems
An integrated management system (IMS) combines all related components of a business into one system for easier management and operations. Quality, Environmental, and Safety management systems are often combined and managed as an IMS. These systems are not separate systems that are later joined together, rather they are integrated with linkages so that similar processes are seamlessly managed and executed without duplication.
Organisations often focus on management systems individually, often in silos and sometimes even in conflict. A quality team is concerned with the QMS, often an EHS manager handles both Environmental and Health and Safety issues, etc.
Call us today to discuss how we can develop, deliver and assist in the implementation of an Integrated Management System (IMS) which integrates all of your organisation’s systems and processes into one complete framework.
Policy & Procedure Development
A common trap that we see, is companies investing in and purchasing policies and procedures that are no more than legalese, cut and pasted into a document. This is a common mistake that results in a system that has no meaning and gives no direction to the organisation in managing risk or compliance. These systems more often than not, end up sitting on shelves collecting dust, not being used and resulting in significant risk to the organisation.
Call us today to discuss how we can help you develop bespoke policies and procedures that will work for your organisation.
At Safety Management Solutions, safeguarding your business, is our business. If you have any questions relating to the development, review or auditing of your Management System or simply have a question, then call us now or complete our online form and we will be in touch within one business day.