Health and safety giving you sleepless nights? This article provides an overview of the compliance journey from novice to advanced. As an intermediate you will have conquered the novice stage and you are ready to take the next steps. We can support you in the process of working towards a certified health and safety management system.
When we tackle a new project or idea we very often instinctively use this approach:
This cycle was made famous by a quality guru called Dr Deming.
This is the cycle we actively follow in our articles to help guide you in your compliance journey.
In the intermediate stage we formally use this approach to implement your health and safety management system.
We think you are someone who has a safety officer and you have developed a safety file. You employ over 20 people and have safety reps and you might even have a safety committee in place. Your retail customers are starting to ask questions about your fire prevention programme and how you ensure worker well being. If you are a grower or packhouse, the Global Gap auditors are asking questions about safety incidents and injuries. You need to make this a formal part of the company strategy and it’s time to take the next step towards certification of your health and safety system.
Our intention with articles aimed at the intermediate is to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the requirements of the health and safety management standards. We discuss the reasons why you would select a particular standard and how you would implement the requirements. Our forum is specifically designed for intermediates to help them with questions as they arise during the implementation process. We hope you will chat to us.