Organisation of health and safety management

Safety, Health and Environment (SHE)

Course Overview

Successful health and safety management was prepared by HSE as a practical guide for directors, managers, health and safety professionals and employee representatives who want to improve health and safety in their organisation. Its simple message is that organisations need to manage health and safety with the same degree of expertise and to the same standards as other core business activities, if they are to effectively control risks and prevent harm to people.

Course Objectives

  • Describes the principles and management practices which provide the basis of
  • Effective health and safety management;
  • Sets out the issues which need to be addressed; and
  • Can be used for developing improvement programmes, self-audit or selfassessment.
  • Underpinned by effective staff involvement and participation; and
  • Sustained by effective communication and the promotion of competence which allows all employees and their representatives to make
  • Formulating and developing policy. This includes identifying key objectives and reviewing of progress against them.
  • Planning, measuring, reviewing and auditing health and safety activities to meet legal requirements and minimise risks.
  • Ensuring effective implementation of plans and reporting on performance.
  • Collecting information about the health and safety management system
  • Making judgements about its adequacy and performance.

Course Outline


  • Policy
  • Organising
  • Planning
  • Measuring performance
  • Auditing and reviewing performance

Effective health and safety policies

  • The importance of people to an organisation
  • Avoiding loss - the total loss approach
  • Accident ratio studies 13
  • Prime responsibility for accident and ill health prevention rests with management
  • The importance of organisational factors
  • Human factors in industrial health and safety
  • Examples of health and safety philosophy
  • A systematic approach
  • The impact of effective health and safety policies on bus
  • Quality, environment and health and safety management

Organising for health and safety

  • Performance standards
  • Supervision
  • Co-operation
  • Communication
  • Information inputs
  • Information flows within the organisation
  • Visible behaviour
  • Written communication
  • An outline for statements of health and safety policy
  • Face-to-face discussion
  • Information flow from the organisation
  • Competence
  • Training for health and safety
  • Role and functions of safety advisers

Planning for health and safety

  • Workplace precautions
  • Risk control systems (RCSs)
  • Management arrangements

Planning the overall health and safety management system

  • Setting objectives
  • Devising workplace precautions
  • Controlling health risks
  • Framework for setting risk control systems
  • Devising management arrangements
  • Setting performance standards

Investigation and response systems for active and reactive monitoring

  • Actions necessary to deal with immediate risks
  • Level and nature of investigation
  • The form of investigation
  • Collecting evidence
  • Assembling and considering the evidence

Comparing conditions with relevant specifications and standards

  • Implementing findings and tracking progress
  • Outputs and analysis
  • Key data to be covered in accident, ill health and incident reports
  • Chapter 6 Auditing and reviewing performance
  • Auditing performance
  • Collecting information
  • Preparation
  • On-site
  • Making judgements
  • Audit controls
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Course Features
  • 8 Weeks Online
  • 1-2 Weeks Classes
  • Certified

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