EH&S System Impl. Handbook

Health and Safety Management System Implementation - Handbook

Do you wish you had a H&S system that works for you rather than feeling frustrated with a piece-meal system that no one seems to understand? Do you want tools that you can adopt for your own business that just work, and avoid reinventing the wheel? Have you ever wondered how to get your system certified to an international standard?

The Health and Safety Management System Implementation handbook is designed to help companies develop a system that complies with the International Management System Standard OHSAS18001. The book is different in that it not only explains what you need to do to implement a management system, but explicitly describes the steps you need to follow for achieving compliance.

This book explains what each clause of a H&S management system requires, and provides templates that are tried and tested to make set up and operation of your system much easier. The book can also help to make existing management systems better. We will have additional downloads available to help as well.

This book is based on the international management system standard OHSAS 18001. This is the only internationally recognized management system standard that organisations can get certified to. It is also easy to integrate the standard with other ISO standards such as ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and ISO 22001 (food safety) etc.

The different sections of this book are made user-friendly as possible, and the procedures and records provided can be adopted by many organisations that are developing their own management systems or simply want to make some improvements to those they already have.

These procedures have been tried and tested, but it is up to each organisations to amend them as it sees fit. We will provide additional online resources that readers should check, or make suggestions for new content as required especially in relation to more specific operational control procedures.

About Author

Dr. Gallagher is founder and Managing Director for EHA Soft. Prior to the completion of his Ph.D. a the University College Cork and his tenure as Managing Director, Dan achieved 1 class honors earning a Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare, a post-graduate diploma in Environmental Protection and the Certified diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Dan has served as a senior manager in various multinational companies and has a proven track record in initiating, creating, and implementing safety (OHSAS 18001), quality (ISO 9001), and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems to international standards and Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) requirements.

Dan led the development of the maitm suite from a practitioners view point bringing his hands on experience to the automation of environmental health and safety management. Dan is a frequent guest speaker at many industry forums and regularly lectures at the University level.


  1. Introduction – How to Use the SHEQ Centre of Excellence Safety Management System Manual
  2. Health and Safety Policy
  3. Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control
  4. Objectives, Targets and Plans
  5. Resources, Roles, Responsibilities, Accountability and Authority
  6. Competence, Training and Awareness
  7. Communication, Participation and Consultation
  8. Documentation and Document Control
  9. Legal and Other Requirements
  10. Operational Control
  11. Control of Records
  12. Emergency Preparedness and Response
  13. Monitoring and Measurement
  14. Incident Investigation
  15. Non-Conformance, Corrective Action and Preventive Action
  16. Internal Audit
  17. Management Review
  18. Continual Improvement
  19. Appendices

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