Get health and safety management organised

Get health and safety management organised

Get health and safety management organised


Management is about organisation. Health and safety management is just the same.

plan, organise, monitor and control. And it all starts with a coherent health and safety policy, which covers aims and objectives, responsibilities, control systems and management arrangements. Add a little health and safety culture and you’ve got a recipe for successful health and safety management. At the end of this section you’ll be able to apply the requirements of your organisation’s health and safety policy to your own work area.

Organisations need to manage health and safety with the same degree of expertise and the same standards as other core business activities, if they are effectively to control risks and prevent harm to people.
Health and Safety Executive (1997)

The Management Regulations made an important point about getting organised for health and safety. It requires organisations to have arrangements in place to manage health and safety. These should be identified in the health and safety policy.

You will need a copy of your health and safety policy to work through this section.