Health and Safety Management System

What is an HSMS?


"As part of the UNSW - HS Management System we have included "Consultation" into the model."

An HSMS is a set of plans, actions and procedures to systematically manage health and safety in the workplace that is actively endorsed by a committed employer to achieve

Our system has 6 key elements:

  1. Commitment
  2. Planning
  3. Consultation
  4. Implementation
  5. Measurement
  6. Review

The HSMS follows a simple WHY, WHAT, HOW format i.e.


UNSW's HSMS uses AS/NZS 4804:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - General guidelines on principles, systems and supporting techniques, as it's framework.

It also incorporates guidance from AS/NZS 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems - Specifications with guidance for use.

Guide to OHSMS

Guide to the HSMS

Feedback to the HS Unit