KBAM: Planning and designing Health and Safety Management
Planning health and safety management in an organisation focuses on prevention and involvement of risk identification, assessment, and control. Planning proactively entails the identification of hazards, and assessment and control of risks in alignment with a systematic and strategic plan, before anyone or anything could be seriously affected. Planning reactively suggests that appropriate measures are only given consideration after the incidents have occurred such as accidents, loss-damages, or inadequate health and safety performance. In terms of designing the health and safety management structure, the allocation of responsibilities and the division of formal authority should be considered, in addition to creating a lean or hierarchical structure involving an extent of self-regulation. The establishment and maintenance is core to management operations, specifically health and safety management. Allocating responsibilities to leaders, managers and employees serves as a significant tool to foster the amalgamation of health and safety management into everyday work with the aid of specialists and consultants monitoring the performance.