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

  • 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
  • Safe Working Systems (eg PtW)
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Change Management
Safety Management System

Each element of the Safety Management System requires the following information:

  • 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 – HAZOP, HAZID, PHR
    • Risk Assessment – LOPA, Bowtie’s, Risk Matricies
    • Management of change – Plant, Control, Organisational, Documentation
    • Incident Investigation
    • Safe Work Systems – Permit to Work, Isolations, LOTO
    • Emergency response
    • Alarm management – Philosophies, Design Standards, Safety Requirements Specifications
    • Functional Safety – Management Plan, Verification, Assessments
    • Plant design – Design Reviews
    • Operational readiness
    • Training and Performance Assurance
    • Process Safety Competency
    • Measurement and Metrics

We have developed many level 1 SMS frameworks which follow the ISO 45001 standard.

Contact us for any of your SMS needs.

Other useful links

  • Process Safety/ Safety Management System Auditing  read more
  • Process Safety E-Learning read more