Whilst it is not a legal requirement to have a written safety management system, having your policies and procedures documented encourages consistency – everyone can work to the same processes and understand the safety requirements in your workplace.
Safety management systems are often known as an organisation’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Manual.
What is a safety management system?
Most safety management systems follow this five-step, continuous improvement model. It keeps the focus on safety and improvement as an ongoing process for the whole organisation to be involved with, whether at an operational or governance level.