Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Organising - control

Control is about getting everyone to work together to achieve good health and safety. It starts at the top of an organisation, by nominating someone to have overall accountability. Responsibilities are then allocated to line managers. Specialists are appointed to advise the line.

Safety only happens when people accept it as part of the job. Commitment is achieved by setting objectives and performance standards at all levels, and evaluating performance of individuals and groups.

To achieve control
* Responsibilities must be clearly laid out
* Responsibilities must be understood
* People with responsibilities must have necessary time and resources
* People must be held accountable - rewarded for good and penalised for bad performance

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