Safety Management System

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What is A safety Management System?

A Safety Management System (SMS) is a system designed to manage safety in all elements of an organization. Elements of an SMS include addressing goals, policy, places, processes, organizational responsibilities, company culture, and more. The goals of an SMS are to identify and control risks within an organization, while assuring that continued maintenance is in place to make a facility as safe as possible.

WHat Industry Sectors are Adopting Safety Management Systems?

There are multiple industries that are adopting SMS into their organizations, including:

  • Civil aviation
  • Rail
  • Maritime
  • Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas

Most of these industries have their own regulatory authorities that specify the parameters of the SMS to address their own unique hazards and goals.

How can TÜV SÜD America Assist you with Safety Management?

TÜV SÜD offers a wide variety of solutions to address your SMS concerns. Services include:

  • Process Safety Management: The chemical processing sector is one of the most highly regulated industries worldwide. Not only that, Process Safety Management (PSM) is of utmost importance as the consequences of one incident can cause significant problems and losses across the entire business.

    An effective PSM program requires a systematic approach which includes the process design, process technology, operational and maintenance activities and procedures, nonroutine activities and procedures, emergency preparedness plans and procedures, training programs, and other elements which impact the process are all considered in the evaluation. TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants (GRC) can help you stay up-to-date and compliant with these regulations and better manage your business.
  • Business Continuity Planning: All companies are exposed to a range of natural and man-made disasters. Identifying business interruption risk, quantifying the potential impact to your company, developing mitigation strategies, and preplanning for a disaster are the keys to survival. These tasks are generally referred to as Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP). Our experts will use our knowledge of your company, industry, equipment, production bottlenecks, and exposures as the key components of the BCP process. Unique offerings to our clients include:
    • Manufacturing Expertise
    • Customer Insight
    • Risk Management Expertise
    • Independence
  • ISO 45001: Designed for occupational health and safety management systems, ISO 45001 provides additional opportunities for protecting and promoting worker’s health and performance, as well as a sustainable improvement of employee motivation. Benefits of adopting Iso 45001 into your business include:
    • Increased workforce protection
    • Optimized competitiveness
    • Reduce organizational risk
    • Excellent market reputation
    • Improved employee motivation

    TÜV SÜD is an internationally accredited certification body for a wide range of ISO standards, including ISO 45001 and we have extensive experience in auditing and certifying against ISO management systems.


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