Once your WHS policies are in place, you need to put into place a system for monitoring and implementing them. This involves installing WHS software and setting up a WHS management system.
The first step is to install WHS software. This will help you manage your WHS policies and track compliance. There are a number of different products available, all of which offer certain benefits and drawbacks. Make a list of your requirements, i.e., what exactly you need WHS software to do for the business, and then decide on a shortlist of potential products that would best serve these needs.
It’s important to get WHS policies right from the start because changing them can be a costly and time-consuming process. Once you have installed WHS software, it’s important to set up a WHS management system that will help you track compliance. This system should include
- A reporting function that allows you to track incidents, near misses, and accidents;
- Automated alerts to notify you of any compliance breaches or near misses;
- A risk assessment tool that gives you a clear overview of WHS risks so you can prioritize your resources and allocate more resources to higher-risk tasks.
The automated alerts from WHS software should be used to inform employees of their compliance obligations. It’s also important that compliance is communicated up the chain of command. Managers should be aware of any compliance breaches or near misses so that they can make sure employees are fully informed on WHS policies and are educated about why the policies are in place.
For best results, WHS should be embedded into business processes across all levels of the organization. This will ensure that employees understand the importance of safe work practices and that safety is not seen as an afterthought.
When it comes to WHS, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By monitoring and implementing WHS policies, you can avoid costly accidents and compliance breaches. Implementing WHS software and setting up a WHS management system are the first steps on the road to achieving safer workplaces.