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Executive Development & Growth for Excellence (EDGE)

Manage Workplace Safety and Health System

Executive Development & Growth for Excellence (EDGE)

Manage Workplace Safety and Health System

Useful information

  • Identify the responsibilities of a general worker
  • Identify the responsibilities of a workplace safety and health committee
  • Identify the responsibilities of supervisory personnel
  • Identify the responsibilities of workplace safety and health personnel
  • Identify the responsibilities of management
  • Develop WSH policies that clearly express the organisation’s commitment in accordance with the guidelines provided by Workplace Safety and Health Act Implement and maintain a relevant and consistent workplace safety and health system
  • Incorporate WSH responsibilities and duties into job descriptions of all employees
  • Develop training programmes to meet the identified WSH training needs of employees
  • Set up a system for keeping WSH records that allow identification of patterns of workplace injury and disease within the area of managerial responsibility
  • Monitor and evaluate WSH records to identify patterns of workplace injury and disease
  • Facilitate the allocation of financial and human resources for the operation of WSH system
  • Benchmark WSH performance against national and international standards
  • Establish appropriate participative and consultative processes according to the relevant WSH legislation
  • Maintain the participative and consultative processes according to the relevant WSH legislation
  • Resolve the issues arising through consultation promptly and effectively
  • Make the information about the outcomes of participation and consultation readily accessible to employees
  • Assess the effectiveness of the WSH system and related policies, procedures and programmes according to the organisation’s WSH aims
  • Develop improvements to the WSH system to ensure more effective achievement of the organisation’s WSH aims
  • Assess compliance with WSH legislation and codes of practice to ensure that WSH standards are maintained
  • Develop a risk assessment procedure that is integrated within systems of work and procedures
  • Assess the risks presented by identified hazards according to WSH legislation, codes of practice and trends identified from the WSH records systems
  • Develop measures to control assessed risks according to the hierarchy of control, relevant WSH legislation, codes of practice and trends identified from the WSH records systems
  • Develop procedures for ongoing control of risks that are based on the hierarchy of control and integrated with general systems of work and procedures
  • Develop in consultation with appropriate emergency services the procedures for controlling risks associated with hazardous events that meet legislation requirements
  • Monitor risk management activities to ensure procedures are adopted effectively throughout the area of managerial responsibility
  • Address hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the workplace
  • Address risk control at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change within the area of managerial responsibility to ensure that adequate risk control measures are included
  • Review and improve existing risk control measures according to the hierarchy of control
  • Facilitate the provision of resources to enable implementation of new risk control measures
  • Assess and review workplace risk management activities in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Workplace Safety and Health Act

Professionals, managers and executives

16 hours/2 days

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