Continually improve health and safety

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The industry continues to work toward its vision of zero fatalities. This requires continuous improvement and a number of step changes by individual companies and the industry as a whole.

A useful process for an organisation to continually improve its health and safety systems and performance is to use the Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. This approach helps an organisation to achieve 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 standalone system.

  1. Plan: Determine your policy and plan for implementation.
  2. Do: Profile risks, organise for health and safety, implement your plan.
  3. Check: Measure performance (monitor before events, investigate after events).
  4. Act: Review performance and act on lessons learned.

More broadly, continuous improvement will come from meaningful action from industry such as through:

Working with host communities, civil society, institutions and governments in safeguarding wellbeing for workers and host communities.