Organisations are under increasing scrutiny from a growing number of stakeholders. Regulators, customers, employees and society expect ever higher standards of safety and sustainability. Satisfying these expectations is often a matter of business survival and is one of the major challenges facing organisations today. ISRS helps organisations cope with this challenge. Demonstrating the health of an organisation’s business processes with ISRS is a proven way to show stakeholders that operations are under management control, giving an organisation freedom to operate and grow their business.
The ISRS system includes a range of tried and trusted tools which may be used in flexible ways to develop, train, implement and audit safety and sustainability management in an organisation. For example the Modern Safety Management training course has been established for more than 20 years and has taught the fundamentals of safety management to more than half a million individuals worldwide.
International Safety Rating System
ISRS represents 30 years of accumulated best practice experience in safety and sustainability management. ISRS first edition was developed in 1978 by Frank Bird, a safety management pioneer following his research into the causation of 1.75 million accidents. Since then, ISRS has been implemented on thousands of sites worldwide and become a global benchmark for excellence in safety management. Over three decades, ISRS has been regularly updated to reflect and lead best practice. Its continued success is testimony to its vision and strong foundation in research.
International Sustainability Rating System
ISRS seventh edition was developed in 2005 and its scope expanded beyond occupational health and safety management to address best practice in a range of sustainability issues including environmental, quality and security management and sustainability reporting. These changes were made to address the changing needs of our clients and the increasing expectations of their stakeholders.
ISRS eighth edition was launched in 2009. Once more its scope was expanded to help organisations improve process safety management following growing industry concerns over the increasing frequency of major accidents. Many ISRS clients have major hazard processes with the potential for significant process safety accidents e.g. fire, explosion or release of flammable or toxic materials above threshold levels. To address these risks, ISRS eighth edition includes specific controls needed for managing process related events. The eighth edition also includes updates to reflect changes in international standards including OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2008 and Global Reporting Initiative 2006.
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All companies have a management system but many struggle to get their management system implemented effectively. ISRS can help.
ISRS describes best practice in safety and sustainability management. In addition, ISRS eighth edition includes requirements for international standards which make it an effective tool to guide organisations in improving their systems to meet certification requirements.
ISRS eighth edition consists of 15 key processes, embedded in a continual improvement loop. Each process contains sub processes and questions.
ISRS represents 30 years of accumulated best practice experience in safety and sustainability management. It is not an exaggeration to say that ISRS has fundamentally changed the health and safety management practice across industry worldwide.
Effective training for supervisors and managers is essential for the effective implementation of any management system. ISRS offers a range of standard and customised training courses to support different client needs.
ISRS is supplied to organisations under license.* Read more about the benefits of having an ISRS license here.
ISRS eighth edition contains best practice in Process Safety Management to help you manage major accident risks, process related loss events and achieve operational efficiency.
ISRS helps you ensure systematic and effective risk management. This begins by implementing the necessary processes to identify and evaluate risks to employees, the community and the business.
ISRS has been used on thousands of client sites worldwide. Some case studies of ISRS implementation projects are shown here.