Auditing & Workplace Inspections

Audits are a methodical, independent and documented assessment of a business’ health and safety system, in which it is measured against regulated criteria to make sure health and safety standards are being upheld.

Auditing & Workplace Inspections

Organisations should have a management system in place to ensure safety processes continue to be maintained and the have effective processes in place ahead of any HSE Visit.

Audits can vary and be tailored for your business providing you with a management report that can be used as part of overall performance management. 

An audit will allow you to understand what you have in place that complies and is effective, as well as those areas that need to be improved.  From this an Action Plan can be created to provide you with a clear pathway to improvement and compliance.

Workplace Inspections

Workplace inspections are a snapshot look at a workplace setting no matter what the business type (inside factories, schools or on site).  They are used to identify immediate good practice and areas for improvement.  They can be considered a ‘mini’ audit for a select area or process to help provide instant information that can feed into the overall audit or be a part of performance measuring. 

“The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require every employer to make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of their preventative and protective measures”. The effective management of workplace health and safety is seen not only as a legal requirement but also as a key management principle for preventing injury, ill health and material losses.  Fundamentally, it is about good management and the principles that have been applied to it are little different from those that are applied to other aspects of business management. 

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