Annual Reports – OH&S Management

Tips on covering OH&S issues in your Annual Report.

The annual report should:

  • express a clear commitment by the organisation to OH&S;
  • demonstrate that OH&S is embedded in general management systems;
  • outline key OH&S objectives and/or specific strategies;
  • record future OH&S targets;
  • record the resources allocated to OH&S;
  • address, where appropriate, specific OH&S issues;
  • provide evidence of consultation with employees regarding OH&S;
  • address, where appropriate, the OH&S management of contractors.

OH&S Performance

The annual report should:

  • provide both negative and positive OH&S key performance indicators;
  • where a fatality is recorded, the company’s response and preventive actions should be detailed;
  • compare the current year’s OH&S performance with that of previous years and/or against industry benchmarks;
  • record details of OH&S training;
  • where appropriate, record the outcomes of any OH&S audits and follow-up actions;
  • where appropriate, record any regulatory interventions, including prosecutions and subsequent actions taken by the organisation.
  • record the results, where appropriate, of any internal audits and the follow-up by the corporation;
  • record any OH&S awards or certificates the organisation has received;
  • provide details, where appropriate, of the organisation’s contribution to improving OH&S within its industry.

Continuous Improvement

The annual report should:

  • provide details of any OH&S innovations;
  • where appropriate, give examples of a problem-solving, consultative approach to creating solutions for identified OH&S issues;
  • demonstrate that the organisation has kept abreast of OH&S best practice in its industry.