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The Plan, Do, Check, Act approach
HSE has moved away from using the POPMAR (Policy, Organising, Planning, Measuring performance, Auditing and Review) model of managing health and safety to a ‘Plan, Do, Check, Act’ approach.
The move towards Plan, Do, Check, Act achieves a balance between the systems and behavioural aspects of management. It also treats health and safety management as an integral part of good management generally, rather than as a stand-alone system.
NOTE The OHSAS 18002-2008 Occupational health and safety management systems - Guidelines for implementation of OHSAS 18001-2007 Standard is based on the methodology known Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA). PDCA can be briefly described within this standard as follows.
•Plan: establish the objectives and processes necessary to deliver results in accordance with the organisation's OH&S policy.
•Do: implement the processes.
•Check monitor and measure processes against OH&S policy objectives legal and other requirements, and report the results
•Act: take actions to continually improve OH&S performance.
Also Note that a new ISO standard, ISO 45001 for an occupational health and safety system is being produced which is envisaged to replace BS OHSAS 18001 (sometime in 2016). I dare say that this will see the Quality, Environmental and Safety standards all using the PDCA methodology...
You may need to go round the cycle more than once, particularly when:
•developing a new process, product or service; or
•implementing any change.
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