What are the key areas of safety management? | FAQs

2 minutes   |  CAREER ADVICE, HEALTH

Every organisation is responsible for ensuring quality safety management through their approach to OHS.

What is safety management?

Safety management is managing business activities and applying principles, frameworks and processes to help prevent accidents and injuries and minimise overall risk. It also includes training employees in accident prevention, accident response, emergency preparedness, and the use of protective clothing and equipment.

 

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The key areas of safety management should be zero tolerance to injuries and health effects. The most common system to use is the Deming Circle – a continuous quality improvement model consisting of a logical sequence of four repetitive steps for continuous improvement and learning: Plan, Do, Study (Check) and Act.

If you want to know which areas of occupational health and safety to focus your attention on first, watch the below video where Christian Basgen, Head Tutor on the University of Cape Town Occupational Health and Safety online short course, talks you through the key areas of safety management.

Address and promote good standards of occupational health and safety within your organisation, with the UCT Occupational Health and Safety online short course.

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Transcription

The key areas of safety management should be zero tolerance to injuries and health effects. The most common system to use is plan, do, check, act – the Deming circle. This starts, for instance with a risk assessment, which is the most important key areas to produce and conduct in the beginning of every safety management system. Plan, identify hazards, do, put measures into place, check that measures are effective and act if something has to be renewed or redone. So this whole thing is a cycle and has to repeat itself in order to control every hazard and safety which is the main issue of safety management.