chapter  12
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Management structure and management system

This chapter focuses upon the consideration which needs to be given to

establishing an appropriate management structure and management sub-

system for effective health and safety management. Unlike many manufactur-

ing, product, or services sector organizations, contracting companies need to

structure their organization and activities at two levels. They must structure

the corporate organization, usually through the development of a parent man-

agement system, and also the construction project organization, of which there

can be many and which can be greatly geographically dispersed and exhibit

many individual features. This chapter provides the basis for appreciating the

fundamental aspects and issues associated with management structure and

systems and provides the foundation for considering the development of a

health and safety management subsystem.