Reactive Management

9. Reactive Health and Safety Management

This is section 9 of 10 to be included in your submission.

Organisations should have effective policies and procedures for reporting, investigating and evaluating all incidents (e.g. injuries, near misses, damage and ill health, etc.). Policies and procedures should be developed to ensure corrective and preventative actions are developed and implemented. The prime purpose is to prevent reoccurrence by identifying and dealing with the root cause. Accident investigation procedures should automatically instigate the review of existing operational procedures, risk assessments and training to ensure any failures are rectified.

In order that health and safety objectives are monitored, procedures should be developed and implemented for reporting incidents to management. There is also a need to inform employees, and possibly others, to ensure there is awareness and learning from incidents.

Supporting evidence required in key areas associated with this section must include current evidence of implementation and review. Examples of the evidence required:

  • Incident reporting;
  • Incident investigation including root cause analysis;
  • Incident analysis;
  • Occupational health reporting;
  • Occupational health investigation;
  • Management reports;
  • Review of risk assessments, safe system of work, training, etc., following any incident;
  • Policies and procedures relevant to the above;
  • Evidence of implementation of the above.