HAZCON would like to wish you all a happy new year for 2017 and now that the new year has arrived we can all settle in and focus on our priorities for the year ahead.
Some topics that may be on your agenda could include:
1. Gain top management commitment to health and safety and set a clear policy
Top management commitment includes strong, clear leadership with a supporting organisational culture. The policy is a general statement of intent, which guides or influences future decisions and references a health and safety management system.
Plan how to successfully resource and deliver the health and safety policy. Also, set meaningful objectives and targets to ensure that hazards arising from your work activities are identified so that risks can be assessed and controlled.
Implement the plan by developing the capabilities and support mechanisms necessary to achieve the health and safety policy, objectives and targets. The involvement of workers is essential with the implementation processes as it will allow individuals to take ownership of the systems and demonstrate effective communication of health and safety information.
4. Measurement and evaluation
Measure, monitor and evaluate health and safety performance, to determine the effectiveness of risk management. Where necessary, take preventative and corrective action. These steps could be as simple as undertakin regular inspections and/or audits of the organisational.
5. Review and improvement
Review and where necessary, revise the health and safety management system as part of continual improvement
HAZCON Pty Ltd can assist you in your endeavours to successfully manage health and safety. Please contact us directly on 1800 429 266 for a friendly chat or visit our website www.hazcon.com.au