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Health and Safety Audits

In order to establish an effective health and safety management system, the first and most important step is to carry out a review of the key arrangements and procedures already in place. On appointment an experienced safety consultant will meet with your staff to collect existing documents and records, and agree a procedure for undertaking the initial health and safety audit. From this audit we will prepare a report containing details of:

  • Current health and safety policies, procedures and documentation and assess their compliance with current occupational Health and Safety Regulations
  • The arrangements for implementing the policy
  • Current working environment and accepted work practices
  • Any uncontrolled hazards
  • The adequacy of exiting safety control methods (mechanical and procedural)
  • Accident/incident reporting procedures
  • Compliance with Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1992 (i.e. heating, lighting, work space, sanitary and washing facilities, rest facilities, eating and drinking facilities)
  • Review existing risk assessment procedures, methods of evaluations and documentation
  • Review validity of existing risk assessments dealing with:
    • Display screen equipment
    • Manual handling
    • Control of substances hazardous to health (COSHH)
    • Fire precautions and training
    • First Aid
    • Management of Asbestos
    • Control of Legionella
    • Noise
    • Condition of walk ways and stairs
    • Traffic routes
    • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation (PUWER)
    • Work transport
    • Electrical installation
    • Electrical equipment
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Review/apply fire certificate (if applicable)
  • Review/develop emergency fire plan
  • Review of accident reporting and recording procedures
  • Review training needs and procedures including induction training

Following consultation with your management team, ISS Safety will present a detailed written report containing details of the organisations hazards, a review of your health and safety policy and procedures, level of compliance required by statutory legislation, an action plan to address any short falls, plus an on-going health and safety maintenance plan.