If your health and safety system is based on Workplace Safety Management Practices (WSMP), then now is a good time to review it. ACC will discontinue WSMP on 1 April 2017.
It says that overall the scheme was not leading to significant reductions in injuries, and was too paperwork focussed. Read more about this decision on the ACC site.
But that doesn’t mean companies whose health and safety systems are based on WSMP should abandon them. Rather, this should be a prompt to review your system to confirm that it’s about more than paperwork, and that your people really understand how it works to keep them safe.
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