Inspection & Audit Services

The initial audit of Health and Safety Management is an in-depth audit, which has been designed to identify a client’s current position in terms of compliance with Health and Safety legislation. The objective of the audit is to compare your current arrangements for health and safety management with recognised standards. This in turn will assist you in deciding whether action needs to be taken to ensure it complies with relevant health and safety law.

The audit will contribute to your safety action plan and strategy going forward, which in turn will assist you in providing a safe working environment, ensuring reduced exposure to criminal prosecution and civil claims, and reduced administration costs associated with legislative compliance.

The audit comprises the following three stages:

Stage 1 – Documentation review

This involves assessing the significance of all health and safety documentation currently held by you e.g. Health and Safety policy, risk assessments, systems of work/work practices, training programmes and records etc. Each of these documents will be evaluated and the significant strengths and weaknesses identified. These initial results will be discussed at a meeting arranged after all audits completed.

Stage 2 – Verification interviews

We would question personnel with key health and safety responsibilities, this can occur when we are gathering initial information or be an open discussion at the outset with the objective being to verify the information gained from the documentation checks.

Stage 3 – Site/premises observation

We would carry out visits to a working site or sites in order to verify the information gained from documentation checks and key interviews.

These visits would involve further interviews, documentation checks and physical inspection as necessary.