The specific format of the Workplace Health and Safety Risk Assessment report would be bespoke to you, the client, however it would include the following:
With specific reference to the action plan, recommendations would be prioritised on the likelihood of enforcement action being taken, i.e. the failure would potentially result in:
Note: In relation to the audit findings and action plan items, these would be backed up with actual practical examples to provide illustrations to managers as to why these observations are being made.
The Strategic Health and Safety Audit report would initially be presented to you in draft format to confirm that the scope and objectives have been strictly adhered to, as well as ensuring the style etc. is acceptable. Once comments have been received from you, the final version is issued.
It is well known that organisations can maintain and improve their ability to manage risks by learning from experience through the use of audits and performance reviews. Auditing enables an organisation to reinforce, maintain and develop its ability to reduce risks as far as possible and to ensure the continued effectiveness of their arrangements for managing health and safety.
Kelburn Risk Management has developed a structured auditing process designed to independently and accurately collect information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of an organisation’s current health and safety arrangements.
The Strategic Audit from Kelburn Risk Management aims to establish that:
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Our approach is quite simply to:
Our approach centres on our belief that effective communication needs to be maintained between ourselves and managers/employees at all stages of the audit process. This ensures the health and safety audit is not merely perceived as a fault-finding activity, but as a valuable contribution to improving the arrangements for managing health and safety within an organisation. Therefore, the audit approach recognises positive achievements as well as areas requiring improvement.
The methodology for undertaking the Strategic Audit is described by the following key stages:
At the beginning of the process we would:
The method of collecting health and safety information would be determined as part of the scoping exercise described in key stage 1. Furthermore, the scoping exercise would also help determine how much sampling needs to be done to make a reliable assessment.
The nature and complexity of the audit would vary according to the:
Information would be collected via three main sources:
The adequacy of the health and safety arrangements would be judged against legal standards, HSE guidance and applicable industry standards. In particular, judgements can be made against the following recognised standards:
The areas of health and safety management that would be covered by the audit would include:
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