How do you know if you are compliant with all of the Health and Safety requirements?
For this you need to audit your management arrangements and the practical, day-to-day application of those arrangements to see if there are any gaps.
MD Safety Management uses the HSG65 Managing for Health and Safety approach as it promotes the simple message that organisations need to manage Health and Safety with the same degree of expertise and to the same standards as other core business activities, if they are to effectively control risks and prevent harm to people.
MD Safety Management undertakes desktop audits (of Clients' documentation) and combines this with visits to premises or sites and interviews with key staff members.
Reporting is by way of a detailed formal report identifying areas of good practice as well as the gaps that may exist. After this a series of recommendations for improvement are given and - in consultation with the Client - dates are set for action on each recommendation.
A regular audit process:
- Identifies gaps in Client's developing Health and Safety Management System.
- Identifies requirements for improvements.
- Provides an Action Plan to implement identified improvements.
- Allows the allocation of resources (i.e. people, time, money) to making those improvements.
- Serves as a record of the auditing process to Clients and also Enforcing Authorities (e.g. Health and Safety Executive (HSE), etc.)
- Demonstrate the Company's commitment to ensuring on-going compliance with Health and Safety Legislation.