There are increasing demands on organisations to protect the health and safety of their workers. Those demands are enshrined in legislation and various codes of practice. With penalties for noncompliance also increasing, it is now more important than ever for business owners and managers to put all the necessary controls in place - to make the workplace safer, and to demonstrate due diligence. The way to do that is with an OHSMS - or Health and Safety management system.
Safety Toolkit will help you to understand requirements - then plan and document your own system.
New version! Based on current standards + includes gap analaysis and guidance for the draft ISO 45001.
Improve your understanding of the standards
The first step to developing a standards-based system, is to have an understanding of the basic concepts, and the requirements of the relevant standard. Fortunately, Safety Toolkit includes a remarkable eBook that explains basic concepts, and provides a commentary on the clauses of the BS / OHSAS 18001 and AS/NZS 4801 standards - in plain English! The latest version also includes guidance throughout on the draft ISO 45001.
There is a chapter on the requirements of each clause in the standards - including a summary, a detailed discussion, references to other compliance standards, one or more case studies, an activity plan to guide you on the steps needed to achieve compliance, and links to sample documents and other tools.
The Help file provides guidance on using MS Word and customising documents, and a series of training presentations help you to learn about various aspects of OHS management.
Plan with confidence
To successfully develop a system within a reasonable timeframe requires the required tasks need to be identified and planned methodically. Safety Toolkit provides the tools for the job, including:
- Gap Analysis tools - detailed checklist to self-assess how your organisation measures up to the chosen standard. New! The latest version also includes gap tools for the draft ISO 45001 and integrated systems for quality, OHS, and environmental management.
- System project plan - to help you set a timeframe, allocate responsibility, and manage the development of your OHS management system
Save time documenting your system
The standards have some compulsory requirements for documentation - while other documents are optional.
Safety Toolkit includes a comprehensive library of sample documents for you to choose from. These are designed by qualified and experienced OHS auditors and professionals, and have been proven in the real world hundreds of times over. What's more, they are ready for easy customizing using your familiar word processor! Samples include all the policy and procedure documents needed to meet the mandatory requirements, plus much more.
Put it into practice
Your system needs to be implemented and checked or verified that it is working effectively.
Forms and checklists help to prompt action, and are essential to record what took place - so your system starts to become part of the everyday method of work.
You will also need to communicate with employees, customers, and other interested parties about your management system.
Safety Toolkit also includes numerous sample Forms, Memos and Letters for various OHS-related subjects.
Safety Toolkit is a very cost-effective development aid that will save you a great deal of time and effort - providing a positive return on your investment in just a few days. You can get started right away by joining Qudos Club
Safety Toolkit is also available as part of the all-inclusive Qudos 3 solution for managing your OHSMS or IMS effectively and efficiently.