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Document ID (ISN)54669
CIS number 90-1716
ISSN - Serial title 0260-9576 - Loss Prevention Bulletin
Year 1988
Convention or series no. Loss Prevention Bulletin No.080
Author(s) Bond J.
Title The International Safety Rating System
Bibliographic information Apr. 1988, No.80, p.23-28.
Abstract The International Safety Rating System originated when studies of organisations which were performing best in the safety field revealed certain characteristics common to the management systems employed. These features included visible management involvement with site visits, comprehensive job analysis procedures, safety training at all levels, structured inspections and follow-ups. The current system is available at 3 levels, basic, standard and advanced, and in 7 versions applicable to general industry, the hospitality industry, onshore and offshore drilling, marine, mining and petrochemicals. The advanced system comprises 20 elements, each broken down into a number of questions. The audit system is an evaluation technique incorporating a system of "five star" recognition for top performance. This article includes a brief summary of each of the 20 elements and outlines the advantages of the system. This new approach to the safety function is said to be consistent with the "total quality management" concept now becoming a feature in today's industry.
Descriptors (primary) occupational safety; role of management; safety programmes
Descriptors (secondary) safety factors; safety analysis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Personal protection
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Safety programmes