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SMP Examples

This section is aimed at helping you decide how to structure your Safety Management Plan (SMP). Often one of the hardest things can be organising your information in a useful way.

The more plans you can look at the more ideas you will have to help you find a style that suits. To help you with this operators have contributed parts of their plans to this section. While they are not saying that they have the perfect solution, they are sharing what works well for them.The Index pages in particular will give you a good idea of how they have approached the overall structure of their plans. The sample content areas will show you how they have structured information within the plan itself. Please note that while you may not see everything listed in an index or content area that you feel should be there - as you are not seeing the detail of the full plan you should not assume that the information concerned has been missed.

There is no right or wrong way to structure your plan. Critically it must work well for you and your team, and suit the complexity of your operation.

This section will be refreshed regularly in order to share as many ideas and as much information as possible. If you would like to contribute to this forum please contact us.

Business Descriptions and Health and Safety Statements

Eco rafting Organisation Description

Encounter Kaikoura SMP Introduction and Scope

Encounter Kaikoura Health and Safety Objectives and Committee

Encounter Kaikoura Health and Safety Statement and Overall Index


Index Examples

Eco Rafting SMP Index

Fox Glacier Guides SOPs Index

Franz Josef Glacier Guides SMP Index

Otago Polytechnic SMP Index

Pure Trails SOPs Index and Assessing Client Health Guidelines

The Roxx Climbing Centre SMP Index

Southern Discoveries SMP Index

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Instructors Handbook

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Safety Manual


Organisational Systems and SOPs

Drugs and Alcohol - CAA policy example

Drugs and Alcohol - MBIE Adventure Activities policy case studies (pages 12-19)

Drugs and Alcohol - MBIE General policy example

Otago Polytechnic Map of Instructor Handbook

Outward Bound SOPs sample -  Bush

Pedal Tours Safety Guidelines

Pure Trails SOPs Index and Assessing Client Health Guidelines

The Roxx Climbing Centre Client Supervision

Southern Discoveries Emergency Response

Southern Discoveries Incident Management 

Southern Discoveries SMP Content Sample

Tai Poutini Polytechnic Safety Manual Part 1  Part 2

Taupo Bungy Emergency Response Part 1  Part 2