What Makes a Safety Management System Fly

What Makes a Safety Management System Fly

clip_image001Had quite a bit of interest recently in this article – one of the most popular articles written by the late, great George Robotham – download his free E-Books HERE

Original published by the American Society of Safety Engineers, International Safety Best-Practice Specialty Newsletter, Spring 2002,Vol.1, No.3, incorporated in a subject of a OHS course at the University of New Brunswick, Canada – republished here by popular demand

Download the paper here: WHAT MAKES A SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FLY

Basic Principles from the paper:

  1. Use real world approaches – not theory
  2. All paperwork must be succinct
  3. Whatever is done in OHS must be based on a needs analysis
  4. Need to get some runs on the board quickly
  5. Concentrate on the things that give you the best bang for your buck
  6. Aim for simplicity not complexity
  7. Minimise the bureaucracy and bull-shit
  8. Face to face communications should be used wherever possible
  9. Be guided in what you do by taxonomies of Class 1 damage in your industry
  10. As the facilitator of the process I will use the skills of appropriate self-disclosure and reflective listening

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