Safety supervision: Creating an environment for effective supervision

How to create effective safety supervision in the workplace.


What it contains

Safety supervision plays a key role in reducing injuries and fatalities in the workplace. This guidance outlines how workplaces can set up effective health and safety supervision. It should be read with the Safety supervision – supervising workers with specialist knowledge or skills guidance note. The document explains:

  • what is effective supervision
  • how to empower supervisors to promote safety supervision
  • how to create a workplace to promote safety supervision
  • the skills and knowledge supervisors need for safety'
  • how work practices, including policies and procedures, play a role in safety