Safety Check and Balance

Published: | Updated: October 14, 2018

Definition - What does Safety Check and Balance mean?

The phrase safety check and balance refers to the safety procedures that are put in place by an organization in order to eliminate mistakes and catch errors. They are designed to make sure that no one department or person has absolute control over an area of safety. This is a preventative measure to counter human error.

Safeopedia explains Safety Check and Balance

Safety checks and balances are essential to ensure the integrity of a company's safety procedures. This is especially important in organizations where one person can make safety decisions that affect the whole company. However, safety checks and balances can add considerable cost to an organization's budget, so there must be a balance to the use of such a system.

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