Safety Management Systems
Safety Management Systems are deliberately designed to provide guidelines on how to behave safely in particular circumstances. How well each element is developed, managed and reinforced affects approximately 80 percent of people's daily safety behavior. It makes good commercial sense, therefore, to optimize your company's Safety Management System.
Simple or complex, the structure of most safety management systems, cover the topics presented in the diagram. These include
- Safety leadership, commitment and accountability at the 'Strategic level' (i.e Policy);
- Risk Assessment, Risk Management & Compliance at the 'Operational Level' (i.e. Organizing for Safety);
- Facility's Design & Construction, personnel training & competency at the 'tactical Level' (i.e. Planning);
- Operations, third-party nationals & contractor involvement at the 'Behavioral Level' (i.e. Measuring Performance);
- Information documentation, maintenance, incident reporting & analyses, operations integrity assessment & improvement, auditing, etc. (i.e. Reviewing Performance).
BSMS Inc uses the schematic as the base for assessing the effectiveness of Safety Management Systems using audits based on British Health & Safety Executive documents HS(G) 65 and HS(G) 48. Assessments are converted into 'risk-weighted' scores, using our 'Safety Culture Profiling®' method.