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Safety recording

Last updated July 2021

This chapter outlines what to record in relation to workplace injury and disease, and how to analyse your data to assess the safety performance of your organisation.

What is safety recording?

Safety recording is an important part of developing and maintaining an effective work health and safety (WHS) management system.

Definition: Safety Recording

Safety recording is the method of recording information on work injury and disease in your organisation.

Records of safety performance underpin an organisation’s safety culture. They allow you to assess whether the safety policies and procedures in place are operating effectively.

Important: Recording information on workplace occurrences of injury and disease is a key part of developing preventative strategies. If you have relevant, reliable and valid data, you can drive effective safety improvements through informed decision-making. If you can measure it, you can manage it.
Definition: Preventative Strategies

Preventative strategies are approaches your organisation can implement to reduce the occurrences of workplace injury and disease.