Health and Safety Audits
If you need to understand where your company is in terms of its Health and Safety Management, you may need a Health and Safety Audit. A Health and Safety Audit conducted by one our Health and Safety Consultants will help identify the Health and Safety issues within your organisation and can act as a starting point for developing your health and Safety Management system. Audits can be carried out on a stand-alone basis or can be part of a tailor Health and Safety/Competent person service.
HS(G)65 Successful Health and Safety Management sets out a frame work for managing your business Health and Safety through a system of Plan-Do-Check-Act and independent auditing and reporting is a vital element of that model.
Health and Safety Auditing – Legal requirements
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 lay out the requirement for monitoring and reviewing your Health and Safety management and arrangements in Regulation 5 as below:
Health and safety arrangements Regulation 5;
Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.
Auditing and Reporting
AW Safety Management Consultants have developed a number of different types of Health and Safety Audit to help their clients ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations. Our audits can benchmark against a specific standard such as HS(G)65 or OHSAS18001, or we can audit against a specific piece of Health and Safety legislation, that will appraise the compliance of an organisation to specific Health and Safety Law.
TYPES OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AUDIT WE OFFER
Health and Safety Audit
An overview of your company’s Health and Safety Management and legal compliance. This type of audit will cover all the important aspects of the Health and Safety legislation relevant to your business or workplace and will provide you with a prioritised Health and Safety Action Plan, which can be the focus of the improvement in your Health and Safety Management System. This Audit is generally carried out annually.
This Health and Safety audit looks at how your Health and Safety system is managed and, along with looking at legal compliances, provides and in-depth view of your Health and Safety Management. The audit report provides an action plan on which to develop your Health and Safety Management system.
OHSAS18001 Audit – Gap Analysis and 1st and 2nd Stage Audits
Where you have a full Health and Safety management system in place, you may wish to audit specific aspects of your compliance. Our consultants can carry out a full compliance on a specific piece of legislation such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and so on. This type of audit is particularly useful in large organisations to allow Health and Safety Managers, Directors and the Senior Leadership to understand how well particular arrangements have been implemented in their organisations.
In consultation with the client we are also happy to develop specific bespoke audits to meet the needs of their particular organisation.
Our auditors are Health and Safety Consultants who are members of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, with at least five years experience in Health and Safety auditing.