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Safety Management Systems: Quick Facts

Published by Safety Net Team

January 25, 2022

  • A safety management system (SMS) will facilitate the management of an organisation’s health and safety risks.
  • Legal, economic and moral aspects should all be considered when aiming to reduce health and safety risks.
  • A health and safety competent person should be assigned to provide advice and guidance on the creation and maintenance of the organisational health and safety management system.
  • There are a number of recognised SMS formats, such as HSG65 and BS ISO 45001 and quality management systems.
  • The principles of the SMS are policy, organisation, planning, implementation, measuring performance and auditing and review.
  • The standards set in an SMS are achieved through the application of basic safety procedures and practices.

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