Work Health and Safety (WHS) Management System can be described as the systematic methodology used to address work health and safety in an organisation.
With the system components in place, the various specific work health and safety issues can be addressed within this framework. This framework will include main structural components which should be designed to achieve WHS legislation conformance, including the following:
- Policies addressing the commitment of the organisation and management to the implementation of work health and safety in the workplace.
- Documented accountabilities, roles and responsibilities.
- Document control and review.
- Communication and consultation strategies.
- Supervision which ensures workers are not placed at risk.
- Training and induction programs.
- Plant & Equipment Registers
- Documented safe work method statements and procedures.
- Risk assessment addressing processes for identification of hazards, assessment of risk levels, and control methodologies.
- Hazard, near miss, incident and accident reporting, recording, investigation and analysis.
- Monitoring, measurement and evaluation of work health and safety management system implementation.
With these system components in place, the various specific work health and safety issues can be addressed within this framework.
MTA member, Truckworks recently contacted us to assist them in conducting a WHS audit to assist them further improve their WHS Management System, keeping their workplace injury FREE! Thanks Mel and the team at Truckworks, we look forward to working with you further!