Health And Safety Audit
Health And Safety Audit
No matter what type of business you are, every organisation needs to ensure that it has adequate health, safety and welfare procedures in place. A health and safety audit will highlight the organisation of health and safety in your business, identifying any major flaws.
Under HSE regulations, large public and private sector organisations should have procedures in place for a health and safety audit. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 (HSWA), makes it a legal requirement for all UK employers to manage health and safety in their businesses.
In the event that adequate health and safety measures are not in place, the employer will be held responsible. Under the HSWA, employers and the self-employed can face prosecution should their business fail to comply with the health and safety regulations. Therefore, UK businesses are strongly advised to undertake a health and safety audit.
The benefits of a health and safety audit
Carrying out a health and safety audit for your business can only ever be beneficial. Some of the key benefits are as follows:
Reassurance that your current health and safety practices are in line with government regulations
An external review and assessment by a qualified health and safety expert
The opportunity to fix any issues with health and safety which may flag up to HSE as being inadequate
The opportunity to further your health and safety cover with advice and recommendations from a professional
Comprehensive health and safety cover for your business which meets government standards.
A health and safety audit will provide you with information on the state of your health and safety procedures. Key areas which a health and safety audit will look at are:
Mechanical and electrical safety
Noise and lighting
Fire prevention and escape.
External health and safety auditing helps businesses to overcome any flaws in their health and safety practices. Health and safety auditing should be made a regular occurrence in large businesses which are constantly changing. We can provide you with the qualified experts you require, in order to ensure your business is fully compliant with the relevant health and safety regulations.
We can offer you qualified health and safety auditors who will provide your business with a comprehensive health and safety audit, ensuring your business is fully covered.
A health and safety audit is the best way to ensure that your business is doing the most it can to protect employees and others from the risks that can occur in the workplace. A health and safety audit is easy to conduct if completed by a professional. We have leading health and safety auditors who will ensure that we leave you with complete peace of mind on the state of health and safety in your business.
For more information and advice on how we can conduct a health and safety audit for your business. Call us today for a free quote on 0800 211 8331.