Key Elements Of A Health And Safety Management System (OHSAS 18001)

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Outline the key elements of a health and safety management system (OHSAS 18001)

Policy –  which would be appropriate to the nature and scale of the organisation‟s health and safety risks, include a commitment to the prevention of injury and ill health and to comply at least with applicable legal requirements. Then

Planning –  would include the introduction of procedures for hazard identification and risk assessment and for identifying and accessing the legal and other health and safety requirements that were applicable to the organisation. It would also be necessary to establish health and safety objectives for relevant functions and levels within the organisation. Then,

Implementation and operation –  where senior management would have to demonstrate its commitment, ensure effective lines of communication throughout the organisation and seek effective consultation with and participation by the workforce. Then

Checking –  would be concerned with monitoring the extent to which the organisation‟s health and safety objectives are being met and the effectiveness of the risk control measures that have been introduced then

Management review –  would by an examination of the results of internal audits and an evaluation of

compliance with applicable legal requirements and other requirements to which the organisation subscribes, assess the extent to which objectives have been met and recommend further improvement that would need to be  made.

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