The History Behind Safety Management Systems

A combination of standardised training, regulations, and advancements in technology has undoubtedly enhanced safety in the maritime industry over the past 100 years. Tying these components together at an operational level, safety management systems have been just as instrumental. In recognition that a piecemeal approach to implementing safety measures was not the most effective, guidelines for safety management systems were introduced in the early 1990s and are widely regarded as having achieved a great deal in improving the safety of contemporary ships.

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Does An Effective SMS Enhance Job Satisfaction?

The Safety Management System (SMS) initiative has been widely accepted for the last decade, and continues to grow within the Maritime community. Operators have experienced benefits such as an improvement in procedures, cost reductions due to efficiencies, enhanced safety culture and increased management involvement. One benefit that is not widely known is an increase in job satisfaction. Allow me to explain. I have often wondered why some people are excited about their work and others are not. Why do some people love the company they work for and others seem to loathe it?

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What Is A Safety Management System (SMS)?

A safety management system (SMS) is an organised approach to managing safety. It is a systematic, precise and proactive process for managing safety risks. As with all management systems, a safety management system provides for goal setting, planning, and measuring performance. A safety management system is woven into the fabric of an organisation. It becomes part of the culture; the way people do their jobs.

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How To Write A Safety Management System (SMS)

Implementing an SMS may initially appear to be a daunting task, however, it is likely that some of the key elements that make up an SMS are already in place, but perhaps not formalised or clearly documented. The structure and content of an SMS should be essentially the same for any organisation but the level of detail should reflect the size, complexity and level of risk faced by your organisation.

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Press Release: Launch of Safety Management System (SMS) Product

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Ocean Time Marine makes the writing of a Safety Management System (SMS) a breeze with their template system software for domestic commercial operations and super yachts with ISM.

Melbourne-based Maritime Safety Solutions firm assists in safety compliance with their easy to use safety template system software.

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