Corporate OHS can develop health and safety arrangements that are suitable for any workplace environment and meet the general requirements to manage health and safety. The health and safety management system will be written in an agreed upon format that will be suitable for the company’s needs.
Amongst other topics it can include the following:
Health and Safety Policy
The development of a health and safety policy is a fundamental aspect of health and safety management as it shows an organisation’s commitment to Health and Safety.
Arrangements can include methods for identifying and evaluating risks and selecting suitable controls to help manage those risks. The Arrangements will include risk assessment procedures, including emergency procedures, fire evacuations and fire drills and the development of Safe Systems of Work / Safe Operating Procedures etc. Corporate OHS can establish objectives and programmes to help implement the controls identified and to respect legal obligations.
Roles & Responsibilities
Roles and responsibilities will be clearly identified and defined, including, if required, health and safety champions and these will be communicated to the organisation.
Monitoring procedures, for example health and safety checklists and accident investigation procedures and forms can be developed by Corporate OHS.
Corporate OHS can develop a management review process to ensure the system remains up to date and relevant.
By developing these arrangements an organisation will mitigate the health and safety risks to their organisation, including:
· Reducing the risk of accidents and injuries to employees and therefore increasing morale and productivity.
· Reducing the likelihood of prosecution from relevant authorities and therefore the risk of criminal fines and imprisonment.
· Avoiding financial consequences – compensation, healthcare, legal costs, lost time, accident investigations, retraining, replacement of staff, insurance etc.