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The 9 Components of a Safety Plan

Developing a safe and healthy workplace makes good business sense. Your employees will feel more valued and visitors will be protected from harm. It’s likely to increase productivity and reduce the cost impact on your business of any downtime from employee injuries. Everyone has a duty to work safely and report hazards, but you still need to manage and coordinate the overall health and safety programme.

The safety plan is a project specific dynamic document

The safety plan is project specific, it’s not a static document, it is subject to review. The review time is always stipulated inside the plan. The safety plan helps identify hazards which could cause harm, draw out measures to manage the risk accompanying the hazard, allocate responsibilities, and also plan emergency response in case of any failure in the safety management system.

The benefits of implementing a Safety Plan

  • Systematically manages health and safety in the workplace
  • Involves staff in developing your workplace health and safety measures
  • Identifies hazards and processes to eliminate, isolate, or minimise them
  • Accidents and incidents registered feedback into the process improvements
  • Provides a vehicle for communication and demonstrates commitment

4 Steps to continuously improving Health & Safety in your business

  1. Planning your Businesses Health & Safety
  2. Doing, designing safe practices into different job roles and business functions
  3. Checking, active and reactive monitoring
  4. Acting, lessons learned, feedback and continuously improving your Health & Safety Policy

Why people choose RISK for their Health & Safety training providers

RISK trainers are active Health & Safety consultants, this means they fully understand what it’s like to work in a manufacturing or construction environment. They have experienced the issues and challenges you face in your business and can help you develop robust implementation processes as well as provide the knowledge to pass the relevant qualification for your job role.

The information contained within this article is sourced from HSE Book, Managing for Health and Safety (HSG65) which can be downloaded here.

This information is relevant to NEBOSH courses and the CITB SMSTS and SSSTS courses


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