Work Health and Safety
Management System (WHSMS)

The Work Health and Safety Management System (WHSMS) is an integrated component of the whole “Management System”.

It includes planning work activities, responsibilities, work practices, procedures, processes for developing, implementing, reviewing and maintaining the work health and safety policy and managing work health and safety risks associated with the business of the organization.

Benefits of a Work Health and Safety Management System

The purpose is to systematically eliminate the possibility of accident, illness, injury or fatality in the workplace by ensuring that hazards in the workplace are eliminated or controlled in a systematic manner.  The work health and safety management system can achieve the following:

The work health and safety management system can benefit your organisation by:

  • creating a safer work environment
  • reducing injuries and injury-related costs by pre-empting injuries, save money on medical expenses, injured workers wages, insurance claim excesses, replacement labour and increased workers’ compensation insurance premiums
  • minimised work stoppages due to safety disputes
  • improving business opportunities – clients favour services from companies with a work health and safety management system in place
  • providing measurable systems that can verify work health and safety performance
  • demonstrating your organisation is meeting legal requirements
  • improved work methods and worker morale thus leading to improved productivity
  • a continuous improvement process and
  • enhancing your organisation's reputation.

Work Health and Safety Management System Quiz

The following quiz helps you make a quick and easy evaluation of your existing health and safety management system and identify its strengths and weaknesses. All you need to do is click the most appropriate answer against each of the following statements and submit. A WHS Consultant will contact you.