Karen Hannon

EHS Manager



Safety Management Systems are  structured systems that ensures all elements of health and safety within an organisation are managed effectively. It ensures that at a minimum, legal requirements are addressed and ultimately that employees and others within the workplace are protected.

Acacia can provide the expertise necessary to set up all elements of the Safety Management System, making it specific to the needs and requirements of your organisation.

There are three imperatives for adopting a safety management system within any organisation– these are ethical, legal and financial.

There is an implied moral obligation placed on an employer to ensure that work activities and the place of work to be safe, there are legislative requirements defined on how this is to be achieved and there is a substantial body of research which shows that effective safety management (which is the reduction of risk in the workplace) can reduce the financial exposure of an organisation by reducing direct and indirect costs associated with accident and incidents.


Is your organisation considering external certification of your Safety Management System?

The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series of Standards (OHSAS) sets out the necessary requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system. This is an internationally recognised standard in health and safety management (OHSAS 18001).  Our experienced Health and Safety Consultants can help your organisation in achieving and maintaining certification to this standard and manage this process every step of the way.

Certification to the OHSAS 18001 Standard can result in a range of benefits, including:

  • A more disciplined and structured approach to safety
  • A reduction in lost working days
  • Fewer workplace accidents
  • Fewer medical claims
  • Less time and money spent on accident-related investigation and paperwork.
  • Recognition by insurers and regulators
  • Recognition by potential clients (i.e. in Tender processes)
  • Improved employee motivation, retention and satisfaction
  • Reduced legal costs

Our qualified Health and Safety Consultants are experienced with working with accreditation bodies and can act as the liaison point on your behalf.

Sample Client List

Clients Testimonials

“Dealing in large volumes of risk assessments at our company campus, we approached Acacia for assistance and we are very pleased with the service we have received.
We now have comprehensive risk assessments and thanks to Acacia’s flexibility, we have continued to use our in-house software tools.”
Financial Industry Client
“Acacia has been instrumental in the design and implementation of our Health and Safety management system and are always on hand to provide advice and support whenever we need it.”
Pharmaceutical Industry Client
“At our company, the Health and Safety of staff is paramount, Acacia provided us with the support and guidance we needed to develop an industry-leading safety management system. Both our company and staff value their continued guidance and support around all Health and Safety matters.”
Insurance Industry Client
“Company expansion means new office locations, during our office expansion in 2019 we required a large volume of DSE assessments and thankfully Acacia were on hand to provide these assessments and also co-ordinate our Health and Safety training”
Tech Industry Client
“We have worked with Acacia for the past three years on various Health and Safety projects and have always valued their level of expertise and willingness to provide advice and support whenever it is required.”
Online retail Industry Client