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Recommendations regarding the adoption of the principles of adopting an approach to HSE Management guided by ISO 26000 will feature in Chapter 6, Recommendations for Improvement. 2.8 Safe Systems of Work The employer's duty to take reasonable care of those to whom he has a legal responsibility requires him to establish and enforce a safe system of work .The importance of a safe system of work is that it establishes the need for the employer to plan the work pro-actively having regard for the safety of the workforce and then to put that plan into operation. Although Section 2, (2)(a), of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, requires the employer to provide safe systems of work, it does not define what these are. Legal opinions have provided precedents. Regulation 3 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations (1992) which requires employers to carry out a risk assessment and manage the risks to which their employees are exposed and then establish mitigations for dealing with them . Risk assessments are now seen as being an essential tool of accident prevention, requiring the recording of hazards, precautions and safe working methods, including on the job training and competency requirements .SSOW are at the very heart of the employer's duty to provide a safe working environment and will include supervision, safe premises, plant safe tools and equipment. Also adequate access and egress, competent and effective supervision, a safe working environment and trained and competent staff as a result the Health and Safety Executive (2011) Five Steps to Risk Assessment was compared to the current systems being used in all 3 locations of JKX. 2.9 Safety Rules And Procedures All employers must ensure that adequate personal p... ... middle of paper ... ...f corrective feedback or an incentive or reward program), their new self-directed behaviour can become automatic”. 2.13 H&S Legislation Cullen (1988-1990) states that “The "goal-setting" approach to safety legislation differs from the prescriptive style in that rather than being given a fixed check list of things that must be done to meet a statutory requirement, companies can choose the best methods or equipment available at the time. Oil & Gas UK (formerly UKOOA) guidelines aid this process by promoting best practice across the industry.” It was found by the research that prescriptive legislation in some locations is seen as a key draw back to continuous improvement in locations where JKX has a presence .Therefore the approach should be adopted of industry best practice. More information on this approach is detailed in Chapter 6, Recommendations for Improvement.

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