Health And Safety Audits

Posted by SM Smith Associates on November 7, 2010  |   No Comments »

Compliance with Health and Safety regulations is a top priority in the workplace, so it is imperative that you are aware of how compliant your business is. SM Smith Associates are able to help businesses meet their legal obligations and achieve Health and Safety compliance, not just to pass and audit, but for the long term.

A Health and Safety audit is designed to provide you with a view of your compliance with the Health and Safety legislation. The audit will give you an idea of how compliant your business is, and it will also allow you to compare yourself against legal compliance, best practice in your area, and perhaps even against your company’s standards.

sm smith associates The audit should contain information on health and safety, fire, safe working, construction and environmental safety.

A Health and Safety audit will also provide an indication of the risks that your employees face in the workplace, possibly raising awareness of some issues that you are not aware of.

As an employer you have a legal obligation to ‘monitor and review the protective measures put in place for Health and Safety at work’ as stated under regulation five of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. The audits carried out by SM Smith Associates will contribute to your business’s compliance with this standard.

SM Smith Associates are here to help you undertake a full Health and Safety audit of your business, allowing you to establish whether your business and employees are adhering to your Health and Safety procedures.

Health and Safety encompasses many laws but the main legislation relevant to the workplace is the Health and Safety at Work Act 1975 and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Health and Safety audits are one of the most cost-effective solutions to achieving compliance with Health and Safety regulations, and can also help you achieve CHAS accreditation. This audit will show you how your business meets and fails to meet current legal requirements, and whether your performance is acceptable. Working together we will develop a Health and Safety Action Plan relevant to your business to address any outstanding areas.

Once the audit has been carried out, the findings will be filed in a detailed report which will enable you to guide your company in the right direction to fully comply with current Health and Safety regulations, and meet best practice standards. The purpose of an audit is not just to point out where you are going wrong, but also to identify areas of compliance, and encourage further good practice.

Health and Safety regulations and laws change so frequently, and sometimes include radical changes, and so AM Smith Associates recommend that all businesses undertake regular Health and Safety audits to ensure that your business is always compliant with current legislation.

If you don’t have the time for Health and Safety but are aware that it is a priority, or maybe you are drowning in the legalities of it all, contact AM Smith Associates today to ensure that your business is compliant with UK legislation.

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