What are Health and Safety
Health and safety audits are a process that ensures your organisation is compliant with current health & safety regulations.
While its purpose is to ensure compliance, it also assesses how well you’re following processes and your overall performance.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) defines an audit as: “A collection of independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the total health & safety management system and drawing up plans for corrective action.”
Why do you
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states large public and private sector organisations should have formal procedures in place for auditing and reporting on health & safety performance.
Independent health and safety audits help you determine how effective your safety programs are, and therefore they are an essential part of your safety management system.
As a business owner you have a legal duty to monitor, maintain and review all matters and arrangements of health and safety. By adhering to the audit requirement and process an organisation will be able to demonstrate that health and safety are pro-actively and you are compliant to legislative, insurance and fire standards.
Audits, an in depth look at the company’s management systems are also seen as a proactive monitoring duty in the eyes of the HSE and can highlight gaps that wouldn’t be checked by walk round practical inspections.
We can carry out health and safety audit’s as frequently as required. Audits may be required less often if the work environment is low risk such as in an office, but more frequent Audit’s will be needed if certain workplace areas or specific activities are high risk such as industrial sectors and the construction industry.
We will visit the site and assess your formal management system and formal requirements to legislation. This will be documented and issued to you in a report. It helps to identify strengths and weaknesses highlighted within the management system and advise on recommended actions to complete to meet compliance within your organisation.