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.
Earlier this week, an 11-year-old girl on a field trip fell into the Splash Canyon rapids rise at the Drayton Mayor Theme Park in the UK. According to Drayton Manor’s director, George Byron, park staff responded immediately and the victim was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but she died from her injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. Although reports state that this is the first fatality at a British amusement park since 2004, there has been an alarming spike in the number of incidents occurring at these fun parks worldwide.