Roadmap to implementing an effective Safety Management System

Having a Safety Management System (SMS) can be one of the most effective ways to meet your safety obligations under the Chain of Responsibility (CoR) and the Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL)

The NHVR’s 9 Step SMS Roadmap gives structured information and direction that guides you through each step of developing a SMS, implementing it with your management and staff, and extracting safety improvements as part of its day-to-day use.

This Roadmap will guide you through developing a Safety Management System (SMS). Each step contains some general advice, along with a suite of quick-guide documents, templates, worked examples and toolbox talks.

The 9 Step SMS Roadmap is designed to guide the adoption, development and implementation of a SMS as part of your day to day business. Each step contains an important function or element of an effective SMS.

Whether you are “Starting Out”“Improving On”, or aiming for “Continuous Improvement” on your SMS journey, having each of these elements in place can greatly assist you with managing safety risks in the business.

The 9 Steps describe an optimal roadmap to developing a SMS, filling the gaps in an existing SMS, or improving the performance of an already implemented system.

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