Health and Safety Audit

  • Would you hire an office junior to audit your accounts?

  • Do you want a tick box audit or real added value to your business?

  • Do you care if your people go home same every day?

A health and safety audit is not just a tick box tool. It is a critical document that provides analysis of how your business is performing.

Any auditor, from any discipline, should approach your business with a professional scepticism.

 

What is a health and safety audit?

An experienced and qualified health and safety auditor will attend your business and assess you against a pre-determined ‘standard’ or ‘system’ for health and safety management.

There are many different types of health and safety management system available to be audited against.

 Some of these health and safety management systems must be paid for. An example of a paid for health and safety management system is IS0 45001. This standard is recognised internationally and has been recently implemented after the previous health and safety management system, OHSAS 18001.

A freely available health and safety management system is HSG 65.  This is available completely free of charge from the HSE website.

 

What we offer

Better Safety provides audit assurance to all of our clients by way of regular health and safety audits.  This is not to be confused with a health and safety inspection. A health and safety inspection is typically a snapshot in time checklist type of review which can be done in around a day, or even less.

An audit is:

  • A detailed review of the health and safety management systems in your business.

  • Engagement with senior leadership on health and safety management.

  • Understanding what the critical health and safety risks are to your business and how you control them.

  • Review of policies, procedures, safe systems of work, guidance and training.

  • A detailed report which outlines positive areas of safety management and areas to improve.

  • An active document that can be used by the business as evidence of compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.

Our Competence to audit

We have qualified IRCA lead auditors who deliver the audit plan, visit and reporting.  We have over a decade of auditing businesses and projects in excess of £20m turnover per annum and with multiple sites operating throughout the EU and MENA regions.

We work with the highest standards of health and safety management systems, providing robust health and safety advice, guidance and support on how to implement our findings in order to achieve health and safety compliance.

At the end of the report, we are also able to offer additional services to support the implementation of findings via our competent person service. It may be that board level representation is required post-audit, which we can also support with our strategic services for larger businesses.