Performance standards and indicators

How to develop performance standards for a safety management system (SMS) at a major hazard facility (MHF).
Last updated

Dec 2019

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PDF, 194.88 kB

Document Length

20 pages

What it contains

This guidance note provides advice for operators of major hazard facilities (MHF) to develop performance standards and indicators for a safety management system (SMS) at the facility. It explains:

  • how to monitor performance
  • which measures are needed
  • how to monitor performance measures and consult with employees and health and safety representatives
  • performance indicators for control measures, including how to test their successes and failures
  • examples of performance measures
  • performance standards for SMS
  • a compliance checklist for control measures