Safety monitoring is a proactive strategy aimed at preventing accidents and occupational ill health by identifying deficiencies in procedures, whether management procedures, work practices, systems of work, compliance with legal requirements or emergency and personal protection arrangements.

As this topic describes, safety monitoring can be performed in many ways, including inspections, audits and surveys. The results of the monitoring process should be written into a formal report that highlights areas for improvement and remedial actions.

Employers' Duties

Employers have both direct and indirect legal responsibilities and these are set out as follows.

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