Safety Management Systems
It’s clear that the 2020 pandemic has changed the working culture of Australians. Today, many companies rely on flexible working environment that use technology to keep their employees contributing while at home or at the office. For those living along the Sunshine Coast, the ‘zero harm at work’ strategy has paid dividends, especially for the implementation of safety management systems.
However, with the pandemic subsiding there will be a strong move to get many employees back on the worksite. This means additional challenges for those who want the safest working environment that still allows for full productivity in getting the job done.
Changes in Accountability for Zero Harm At Work
The need for increased worker safety is not only in response to the pandemic. It is also in the physical safety of the employees, employers, and the equipment being used on the job. For the ‘Zero Harm at Work‘ policy to work, it will include the tracing of visitors to worksites which may present a danger to employees. The danger is not only what they might do, but also what they might carry in terms of illness.
Appropriate visitor tracing solutions begin with a safety management system that keeps an eye on all people inside a building. This means the coverage of entrances, the appropriate checking in of visitors, and providing genuine information in case an emergency occurs.
For example, the evacuation of a building can be quite chaotic, especially when visitors are on the scene. Handling such emergencies requires knowing the location of everyone inside so they can be safely evacuated to the outside. By having an emergency response plan in place can help with this so the other concerns can be addressed by using safety management systems.
How Safety Management Systems Help on the Sunshine Coast
The key to keeping small incidents from becoming large safety issues is having the appropriate system in place that provides the most information possible. A Safety management system that covers those who enter and exit company property can be most helpful in identifying possible issues and resolving problems as fast as possible. Also having the Safety Work Method Statements procedure in place along with the risk assessments and safety action plan will help with the education of all employees.
With using digital technology you can keep track of employees on the site and working from home, keep track of visitors and identifying areas of security concerns. From faulty alarm systems to entrances that are not covered, Safety management systems can help bring together important information so that those in charge can make the best-informed decisions.
In addition, the use of safety management systems helps protect the privacy of employees who are not on the job or working from home. By having a system that informs management when such employees are present on the facility, it helps to answer questions about visitors and other personnel who may be present, but not fully accounted for in the system.
The employment of suitable safety management systems offers employees and their employers on the Sunshine Coast the peace of mind they desire. By focusing on creating a ‘zero harm at work’ atmosphere, more people can return to their workplace safely which protects not only themselves, but their families as well.
For more information on Safety Management Systems contact HRB Consulting.