KBAM: Formulation of a Health and Safety Management Policy
Human resource is an organisation’s most important and difficult to control asset, which is why it is absolutely critical that there is a well designed and thorough policy with regards to it. The development of the policy should entail addressing the preservation and formulation of human and physical resources and decrease in financial losses and liabilities. The policy should provide guidance on the assignment of responsibilities, and the organisation of people, communication, documentation and resources. The policy should be a foundational component of the organisation’s vision statement, and should influence the operation and design of working systems, the management and delivery of products and services, in addition to the control and disposal of waste. The health and safety management policy should be in alignment with the human resource management policy so that the involvement, commitment, and wellbeing of all employees and of other stakeholders such as contractors, suppliers, and customers is secured.