Safety Management System


A Safety Management System (SMS) is a systematic approach to managing safety, including the necessary organisational structures, accountabilities, policies and procedures. (ICAO). Moreover, it is a systematic and explicit approach defining the activities by which safety management is undertaken by an organisation in order to achieve acceptable or tolerable safety

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training session, participants will be able to understand:

  • What an OHSMS is and what are benefits of system
  • Purpose and structure of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
  • The requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2007 standard
  • Hazard identification, risk assessment, and determination of controls
  • What an audit is and the benefits of an audit
  • How to plan, conduct, report, and follow up an audit
  • Participants will be able to: help organizations create safer work environments by reducing injuries and injury-related
  • Providing measurable systems that can verify OHS performance

Course Contents:

There are five steps to an effective OHSMS, and these steps form a continual cycle of improvement as shown below. Consultation is a key element of each step.

  1. Policy

The policy is a general plan of intent which guides or influences future decisions. It is the basis upon which measurable objectives and targets and the OHSMS is developed.

  1. Planning

Plan how to deliver the OHS policy, objectives and targets to ensure hazards arising from work activities are identified so that risks can be assessed and then controlled.

  1. Implementation

Implement the plan by developing the capabilities and support mechanisms necessary to achieve the OHS policy, objectives and targets.

  1. Measurement and evaluation

Measure, monitor and evaluate OHS performance, to determine the effectiveness of risk management, and if necessary take preventative and corrective action. Undertake audit follow-up activities to undertake audit follow-up activities

  1. Review and improvement

Contribute to the development and improvement of their organization’s occupational Health & Safety management system and review and continually improve the OHSMS, with the objective of improving OHS performance.

Topics: Safety Officer Course

By the end of the course delegate will be able to:

  • Understand best practice standards through HSG65, 18001, moral & economic requirements
  • Understand implications for good standards in safety & health within an organization
  • Develop, promote & communicate an effective health and safety culture in an organization
  • Identify the key features of a health & safety policy
  • Preparations & performance review of a health & safety audit
  • Understand the importance of proactive and reactive health and safety monitoring & measurement
  • Identify hazards in the workplace
  • Carry out risk assessments
  • Record findings & review procedures
  • Advise on strategies for controlling hazards, reducing risks & applying safe systems of work
  • Identify fire hazards & consequential risks
  • Advise on measures to minimize fire risks & develop fire prevention & fighting procedures
  • Identify ill health effects of physical processes of work & the environment
  • Recommend suitable measures to combat risks
  • Explain the processes & procedures for investigating & reporting accidents at work