Performance standards and indicators

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


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