ConclusionThe existing management control framework was generally compliant with applicableoccupational health and safety laws, regulations, and policies including the OccupationalHealth and Safety Management System AS / NZS 4801: 2001. The audit identified thecurrent major problem is the managers fails to enact the WHSMS to the frontline employees,and hence some employees fails to observe and follow the policy.There are opportunities to improve the management control framework to better demonstratethat legal requirements are met and emphasis on the importance of the WHSMS to theemployees.Recommendation1. The Corporate Management Branch, should strengthen the monitoring processes byundertaking the following:Identifying key health and safety compliance requirements that would benefit fromrisk-based monitoring; andEstablishing ongoing reporting mechanisms to inform management of the progresstowards meeting the key health and safety compliance requirements.2. The Corporate Management Branch, should develop procedures for conducting work placeinspections. The procedures could include:Roles and responsibilities;Frequency of inspection;Documentation standards (e.g. template for report results, capturing action items);and,Information management requirements.
3. The Corporate Management Branch, should strengthen the occupational health and safetytraining program, including:Developing annual target completion rates for mandatory employee training; and,Developing and administering training for Health and Safety Representatives.4. The Corporate Management Branch, should strengthen the incident reporting process by:Increasing the level of awareness and importance of incident reporting in the regions;and,Developing and implementing information management requirements for requireddocumentation when incidents occur.
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- Management, WHS Performance, WHS Unit, WHSMS