What is a health and safety audit?
A health and safety audit is a comprehensive and independent assessment of all things health and safety at your organisation.
This includes a review of health and safety documentation and an evaluation of health and safety systems and processes, which is then measured against regulated criteria to ensure health and safety standards are being upheld to a legal minimum.
The aim of the audit is to identify any areas of your business that may be outdated or non-compliant so that the appropriate measures can be put in place to correct this and keep your workers and visitors safe.
Health and Safety Audit Checklist
To get a better understanding of what a health and safety audit entails. You should be answering the following questions:
- Are our health and safety documents up to date and available to all employees?
- Is everyone aware of their health and safety responsibilities?
- How are we recording workplace accidents?
- How often are we doing safety checks?
- When was our last fire risk assessment?
- Is our First Aid Kit fully stocked and easily accessible?
- What training have we provided to our employees?
This is just an example of the types of issues that a robust health and safety audit will address.
Our Health and Safety Audits
We can provide you with a qualified consultant who can conduct a thorough health and safety audit of your business to ensure that you meet the legal health and safety standards as set by the HSE.
The consultant will visit your premises to carry out an extensive on-site audit and meet with the person(s) responsible for health and safety at your business.
During this visit, your dedicated consultant will assess the entire site and all the health and safety processes and systems that have been put in place, as well as reviewing your documentation, such as health and safety policies.
Following this, your consultant will put together a bespoke report of their findings from the on-site audit which will highlight any areas within your business that are not complying with current regulations or that could be putting your workers at risk.
The report will also suggest what improvements and adjustments can be made and what measures should be put in place to bring your workplace up to HSE standard.
If required, we can provide ongoing support and advice, and even help you implement these measures and update your health and safety documentation so that you can be certain everything is done correctly and that you have one less thing to worry about.
Our health and safety audits serve a range of industries, including construction, retail and manufacturing, and are tailored to each as the needs and concerns can vary between industry.
If you would like a bespoke quote for our on-site health and safety audits, call us today on 01237 477 931.