Health & Safety Audits
- Managing health and safety is an integral part of managing your business. You need to do a risk assessment to find out about the risks in your workplace, put sensible measures in place to control them, and make sure they stay controlled.
- It is generally considered necessary to carry out an initial Health & Safety Audit to establish the current position in ensuring you are complying with current legislation. This would involve an in depth investigation of the premises, current working practices, procedures and documentation.
- We can carry out an independent audit on your behalf in which case the Audit will be thorough, and uncompromising in it’s exposure of the areas of risk to the company. The findings from the audit will enable an action plan to be formulated.
- Immediately following the completion of the Audit, the Auditor in Charge will provide a verbal briefing to the management, highlighting any areas of concern which require immediate action.
- The areas covered would generally include such areas as:-
· Current company safety policy
· Current company health and safety organisation
· Current risk assessments
· Emergency procedures
· General health and safety procedures
· Accident book and reporting ( R.I.D.D.O.R. )
· VDU assessments
· Portable appliance testing register and practice.
· Electrical Integrity checks
· Equipment maintenance and operating practices.
· Manual handling
· Employee induction and training
· Storage equipment organisation and compliance.
· Control of Substances Hazardous to Health ( C.O.S.H.H. )
· Any other relevant issues.
- Under the recently revised fire regulations it is necessary for Companies to carry out and record a Fire Risk Assessment. We can carry out this function at the same time as the Health & Safety Audit. For more information please see the Fire Safety Risk Assessments.