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10 Things to include in your Health and Safety Management System

by , 16 December 2015
As an employer, it's your duty to take all necessary measures to ensure you're complying with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

You must create and implement a health and safety management system to ensure legal compliance.

Here are 10 things you should include in your health and safety management system:

1. A Health and Safety Policy. This is evidence of your commitment to creating a work environment that is safe for all and it also demonstrates your willingness to comply with health and safety legislation;
 
2. A Hazard identification and risk assessment. This shows that you're taking active measures to identify any risks and hazards in the workplace;
 
3. The implementation and development of risk controls. This shows you are taking active measures to actually prevent the identified risks from actually occurring;
 
4. The monitoring of workplace stressors such as noise, temperatures, air quality etc. This shows that you wish to prevent any of your employees from contracting an occupational disease;
 
5. Inspections to ensure that all risk control measures are effective and so ensure that hazards don't change;
 
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6. Health and Safety Committee meetings. This committee is a forum for discussing health and safety issues and which seeks to initiate, develop, maintain, promote and review the health and safety programme.
 
7. An Incident Management Programme that deals with the reporting and investigation of workplace incidents;
 
8. Auditing of your health and safety management system to ensure it is still effective. This should be done at least once a year;
 
9. Action plans that aim to correct any problems with audits, inspections and investigations; and
 
10. Continuous management reviews of your health and safety management system with the aim of continuous improvement.
 

So, there were 10 things to include in your health and safety management system.

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