Your workplace needs to provide certain basic conditions to comply with fundamental health and safety legislation. Take a look at the image below to see if your workplace is up to scratch.
Staying healthy and safe at work is important. But sometimes, we are so preoccupied with each area’s specific safety concerns that we forget safety begins simply, and becomes more detailed as you become more focused. You need to build a solid safety foundation from which you can build your whole health and safety programme. In this way, it is much easier to assess on a regular basis whether you are still compliant.
You might say, ‘I’m just a safety officer – not a leader’. ALL safety professionals are leaders, as you are responsible for guiding your entire organisation when it comes to adopting, implementing and following sound safety practices.
Whether your business is large or small, your health and safety needs can change over time and it is important that you carry out audits on a regular basis. Through systematically assessing your onsite procedures and processes, this will ensure the continued welfare, and health and safety of employees within your organisation. An audit will find specific areas in which you need to make improvements need to be made for the benefit of your business and its employees, and you’re your company comply with legal duties, and promote wellbeing. Today we look at the ten main advantages of conducting regular safety audits.
- The peaks-over-threshold method (Oesterreichische Nationalbank, 2006)
Following on from our previous blog, we’ll be drilling down into current risk methodologies. But first, let’s snapshot the overall landscape of these approaches to managing and minimising risk in the workplace.
Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll be unpacking eight steps – dedicating each blog to one of the eight, to drill down to exactly what will be required of you and your organisation when it comes to initiating your workplace safety training.