Health and Safety auditing

Health and Safety auditing – Legal requirements

The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) requires employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the safety, health and welfare of his employees and to manage and conduct their work activities in such a way as to ensure their safety, health and welfare.

A health and safety management system is an excellent means of assisting an employer to manage these legal obligations while also taking advantage of the many benefits that an effective health and safety culture provides. Some managers make the mistake of seeing health and safety as a drain on company resources and a prime target for cost savings. In fact, study after study shows that a safer workforce is a more productive workforce as people give back by investing more effort into a company that they feel looks after their well-being.

Benefits of implementing a Health and Safety management system

An effective, well-implemented health and safety management system generates the following business advantages:

  • Reduces the number and risk of injuries at work as well as the risk of associated prosecutions,
  • Controls risk of personal injury claims,
  • Initiates the development of a positive safety culture,
  • Improves customer service,
  • Improves the organization’s image,
  • Attracts new clients,
  • Increases productivity, quality and credibility amongst peers and competitors.

Lastly, alongside certifications for environmental and quality management, a certified health and safety management system is becoming a ‘must-have’ in the tendering process for contracts in the public sector and for bigger companies.

 

Auditing to improve a Health and Safety management system

Our professional auditors can assist you to improving the effectiveness of your health and safety management system by:

  • Providing a gap analysis of your current management system and recommendations for areas in need of improvement,
  • Reviewing and revising all relevant health and safety manuals, risk assessment reports, procedures, statements and policies based on relevant legislation,
  • Developing and providing customized training courses,
  • Supporting you in meeting your internal health and safety audit requirements,   
  • Carrying out pre-assessment audits in preparation for OHSAS 18001 certification audits by the assessment body.

 

Health and Safety training courses

BioLogic has developed and runs a range of public and in-house health and safety courses, including:

 View details of Overview of OHSAS 18001

  • Understand the requirements of OHSAS 18001
  • Learn how to develop your own health and safety management system

View details of Implementation of OHSAS 18001

  • Get equipped to develop your health and safety management system
  • Deliver OHSAS 18001 certification 

 View details of Auditing OHSAS 18001 management systems 

  • Take the next step in implementing your OH&S management system
  • Create confidence in your management system and build your safety culture
  • Become a qualified internal auditor

See all our Health & Safety courses

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