Implementing an OHS Safety Management System in accordance with AS/NZS 4801
Developing and implementing an Occupational Health and Safety System that complies with AS4801 (whether or not you want it certified or accredited) is not as difficult or daunting as it may sound. We find that most organisations already have most of the systems and documentation in place and it is usually just a matter of bringing it all together or formalising it and tweaking it to fit.
Use this free AS4801 Checklist to assess your current safety system:
This is only intended as a self assessment tool and we recommend that you also seek professional advice.
If you are looking for practical, expert advice on developing your OHSMS, particularly if you are a small to medium size business then we recommend SAFETY FOR LIFE. Caroline is one of the friendliest, most down to earth and practical Safety Consultants that we have dealt with and can help you develop a cost effective, practical system that not only complies with occupational health and safety legislation but is tailored to suit your business and is focused on continual improvement and your changing needs.
If you are in Perth or Western Australia, we recommend you contact SINA Solutions. The Principal Consultant Ruth Jenkins, has written a number of excellent articles for us and is a true professional with diverse experience: drill and blast, mine management, safety systems, risk management. Unlike many other Safety Professionals, Ruth has experienced both sides of the coin as both an operator (eg shot firer and dump truck driver) and a corporate safety person. Therefore SINA Safety Solutions can create a documented corporate or project safety management system which will be developed into a simple, practical, user-friendly system.