Safety Management System (SMS AS 4801 ) is a comprehensive business management system designed to manage safety elements in the workplace.
A system provides a systematic way to identify hazards and control risks while maintaining assurance that these risk controls are effective.
Safety Management System can be defined as a businesslike approach to safety. It is a systematic, explicit and comprehensive 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.