Management Plans

Management Plans

Management Plans

What is the difference between a Management Plan and a Management System?

A management system provides a process-oriented approach to documenting and reviewing the structure, responsibilities, and procedures required to achieve effective management of the organisation as a whole. Management systems are often based on standards such as ISO 9001 or AS/NZS ISO 45001 and can be certified to attest to their compliance with a standard. For example, an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS) helps an organisation control its occupational health and safety risks.

Management plans focus on a specific area of a business, project or site location and can complement a management system by addressing focus area in greater detail. A management plan provides much more of the 'nuts and bolts' processes required and should be seen as part of a larger Management System. Some examples of management plans are:

  • Asbestos Removal Control plan
  • Construction OHS/WHS Site Management plan
  • Traffic Management plan
  • Chain of Responsibility (CoR) Management plan
  • Inspection and Test plan
  • Emergency response plan

Management Plan Flow Chart

Benefits of a Management Plan

Operational Consistency

A process that is mission-critical and done repeatedly, or undertaken by more than one person in your company, should be documented. You need to ensure that people will be able to replicate your processes to provide the same level of safety and quality to everyone

2. Business-specific configuration

No two organisations are alike. Site or project-specific management plans give each organisation the flexibility to implement their workflows, tasks, and responsibilities based on their needs and standard operating procedures.

3. Collaboration

A management plan allows multiple stakeholders to access information during an operation or event. Using a documented plan gives clarity to who is responsible for what, what needs to be done, and how it will be done.

4. Better Understanding

Analysing and documenting critical processes will help understand the process in detail. Having a documented management plan means you need to grasp the process fully. By putting a plan in place, you can soon see where any gaps are in the process and add steps or critical information as required,

5. Constant improvement

After undertaking projects or tasks, the management plan can be used to review and analyse how an operation took place. Lessons learned can be added to the management plan so that everyone has immediate access to the updated information. The post-operation analysis provides feedback on what was done right and where planning efforts could improve.

Management plan contents

Every organisation has different needs, and the complexity of the plan will depend on each organisation's size and complexity. Smaller businesses may only require good leadership and clear policies and procedures for employees without the need for extensive documentation. Larger, more complex businesses may require extensive documentation and controls to fulfil legal obligations and meet organisational objectives

Elements of SafetyCulture Management plans include:

  • Responsibilities
  • Identification & assessment of hazards and risks
  • Document control & records management
  • Operational procedures & controls
  • Monitoring and reviews
  • Work control, permit to work & risk management
  • Contractor selection & management
  • Reporting forms

Management Plan Use Cases

Chain of Responsibility Management Plan

Are you in a transport-related industry?

Having a Chain of Responsibility Management Plan can assist you in meeting your responsibilities.

A Chain of Responsibilities Management plan is suitable for businesses of all sizes and can help manage compliance with speed, fatigue, mass, dimension, loading and vehicle standards requirements, ideal for businesses trying to meet tender and contract requirements,

Traffic Management Plan

Do you manage a warehouse or workshop where vehicles or powered mobile plant is in motion?

Having a Chain of Responsibility Management Plan can assist you in meeting your responsibilities.

Having a Traffic Management Plan can assist you in meeting your responsibilities by documenting actions to eliminate or reduce the number and severity of injuries caused by powered mobile-plant such as forklifts, vehicle and pedestrian interactions.

Emergency Response Plan

An Emergency Response Plan helps management and workers know what to do in the event of an emergency. A good Emergency Response Plan contains key components to managing emergencies in any business and should include procedures on evacuation, communication, emergency procedures, medical emergency procedures, first aid and more

Construction OHS/WHS, Environmental & Quality Site Management Plan

Managing a construction site?

A Construction OHS/WHS, Environmental & Quality Site Management Plan can help an organisation meet workplace health and safety needs and help in meeting tender obligations. A Construction OHS/WHS, Environmental & Quality Site Management Plan outlines hazards, risks and processes relative to a specific project.

Quality Management Plan

Need to manage quality processes for your project? then a Quality Management plan may be just what you need.

A quality management plan can identify all requirements of a project such as project deliverables and milestones, hold points, inspecting and testing requirements, non-conformance procedures, change requests and more

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