Auditing is an important tool for gap analysis in your health and safety plans and practices. This is one area of your business that you don’t want to ignore.
Auditing may not be a ‘wow’ factor activity but it plays an essential role in the management of health and safety practices. Keeping your team safe at work is one of the most important responsibilities and it goes far beyond having an updated health and safety manual. You need to ensure that it is a safe environment to work in, you have the correct tools and resources to enable team members to do their job safely and that everyone is trained to know what to do when something doesn’t go to plan.
Avid Plus have experienced and qualified auditors who can help you with your health and safety audit needs. They will review your documentation, talk to your managers and team, and review your workplace to get a complete picture of where you are currently. Following the audit, a report will be provided detailing the outcomes, areas for improvement and depending on the type of audit, advise on how to implement these improvements.
There are many reasons why it is important to have regular audits; such as:
Identify gaps in the system (regulatory or best practice)
Identify areas for improvement
Determine if the current health and safety management system is working effectively
Provide information for developing an action plan
Confirm due diligence requirements are being met
There are a range of audits that a business can undertake; these include:
Audits against a standard e.g. AS/NZS 4801, OHSAS 18001
Audits against procedures
Audits against codes of practice
Audit against health and safety plans
Hazardous substances management
Site inspection audits
Due diligence reviews
All Avid Plus auditors are certified audit professionals who have membership with their professional body, valid insurance and are committed to on-going professional development.
Contact us to find out how a health and safety audit can help your business.