Organisational commitment and leadership

Commitment, active leadership, engagement and support from our leaders are critical to the effectiveness of the OneRMS SMS in achieving desired WHS outcomes.

WHS policy statement and strategy

Roads and Maritime’s WHS policy statement is a declaration of our commitment to health and safety for our workers and industry partners. The WHS strategy 2015–19 identifies the priorities to implement the WHS policy statement. Together these facilitate an organisational culture that makes health and safety an integral part of everything we do.

Governance, accountabilities and responsibilities

WHS governance arrangements establish clear expectations in relation to WHS responsibilities and accountabilities, sound decision-making processes and how WHS information is communicated.

Leadership, due diligence, accountability, decision-making and oversight are key principles of safety governance.

See WHS governance, accountabilities and responsibilities framework.

Safety leadership and culture

Safety culture reflects the values, beliefs and attitudes in the organisation that influence what people do and why they do it. A mature safety culture contributes to strong safety performance.

Leadership is critical to developing and maintaining a mature safety culture. Effective safety leadership is a combination of commitment and action that influences others to do the same. Managers and supervisors make a major contribution to determining the safety culture. The decisions, actions and behaviours of these leaders set benchmarks for safety through the systems and processes they put in place, promote and actively support.

See Safety leadership and culture framework.

Safety planning and performance reporting

Safety planning involves setting objectives and targets to implement the WHS policy statement and WHS strategy 2015–19. Safety performance reporting measures the extent to which objectives and targets are achieved. Together they drive continuous improvement.

See Safety planning and performance reporting framework.



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