Personnel Health & Safety Consultants
Consultancy: Safety management services
An Integrated Approach to Safety Management
Successful organisations are increasingly realising the benefits of an integrated approach to safety management.
The best organisations recognise the link between the identification and control of risk, the general health of their staff, and the success of their business. On that basis, they build safety management systems that are as integral to their organisation as any other business process.
Health and safety management systems should embrace all areas of your business; strategy, finance, human resources, marketing, product design, manufacturing and operating systems, information management and front-line staff.
The Health and Safety Commission (HSC) has issued guidance on company annual reports. Initially aimed at the top 350 companies in the private sector, it was extended to organisations with more than 250 employees in 2004. As a minimum, the report suggests that the organisation’s annual report should address key issues, including the effectiveness of systems for controlling risks.
Organisations should begin to plan this now – and we can help!
Effective safety management systems generally have five key elements.
We can help you to set up a management system from scratch to either meet your in-house objectives or to achieve accreditation to a recognised standard, such as:
Our consultants specialise in designing systems that are Practical, Helpful, Sensible and Concise.
We do not prepare complex and heavy manuals that are difficult to read and use. Simple flow charts, visual aids and check sheets are usually all that is needed to record and implement a management system. This way they can be understood by all employees and easily put into practice.
We can support you from developing the initial concept of your management system, right through to achieving accreditation with external auditors.
For those organisations who also have quality management systems such as ISO 9000, we can ensure that our design of your safety management system will be integrated rather than parallel to your existing format. This will avoid duplication, additional work and resources, and help to ensure that the system is put into practice smoothly.
As experts in the field, our consultants have built up a wealth of experience in design and implementation of effective safety management systems.
We don’t take the “one size fits all” approach that so many others do. We provide bespoke solutions for business, designing systems that fit with the way you want to run your business.
We can also help you manage each element of your existing systems, for example, we can write and train your people on new policies, carry out a range of audits on your behalf, and provide assistance with planning for health and safety within your organisation.
We can design and implement a safety management system for your organisation via the Appointed Safety Advisor Service.
Health and Safety Articles
The following article in our resources section was commissioned by Contact Centre Management Magazine and was published in their suppliers guide 2004:
For more articles visit our Resources section.
If you would like to find out more about how PHSC can help, contact us now on 01622 717700!
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