The aim of a safety management system (or process safety management system) is to provide a management framework that can be used to drive the performance of all aspects of (process) safety. The structure of a SMS typically contains the following components:

The typical elements in a traditional SMS or a process safety management system (PSMS) may include

Leadership , Organisation and Accountability
Planning, Objectives and Targets
Hazard and Risk Management
Incident Management
Communication, Consultation and Documentation
Training, Competency and Workforce Fitness
Emergency Management
Contractor Management
Asset Integrity Management
Performance Monitoring
Change Management

PSMS (eg CCPS model)
Process Safety Culture
Compliance with Standards
Process Safety Competency
Workforce Involvement
Stakeholder Outreach
Process Knowledge Management
Hazard Identification and Risk Analysis
Operating Procedures
Safe Work Practices
Asset Integrity and Reliability
Contractor Management
Training and Performance Assurance
Management of Change
Operational Readiness
Conduct of Operations
Emergency Management
Incident Investigation
Measurement and Metrics
Management Review and Continuous Improvement

Each element requires the following content:

  • Responsibility
  • Objective
  • Systems in place to achieve objective
  • Monitoring in place to ensure systems are working
  • Processes to close the loop

Safety Solutions has extensive experience in safety management systems and can offer the following services:

  • SMS Framework development
  • SMS Gap Analysis (against a defined standard)
  • Procedure development – Safety Solutions has developed systems across many process safety elements including:
    • Hazard ID
    • Risk Assessment
    • Management of change
    • Incident Investigation
    • Permit to work
    • Emergency response
    • Alarm management
    • Instrumented protective functions/ functional safety
    • Plant design
    • Operational readiness
    • Training and Performance Assurance
    • Process Safety Competency
    • Measurement and Metrics