There are lots of benefits that regular safety auditing will bring your business. For example, it will help you identify both good and bad practices within your business and will allow you to lead by example as you show your people that you care about safety.
Making sure that safety audits are carried out will also protect your reputation, prevent business interruption and will let you see what needs attention. This will allow you to take action before it is spotted by the regulators (HSE, Fire, EHO).
See below for the different types of safety audits we can carry out for your organisation.
Our Property Inspections are thorough and offer a comprehensive look at your place of work. We will then produce a report to enable you to see areas of non-compliance.
Not only will the report outline potential safety breaches, it will also include an Action Plan. This will highlight the actions and controls that need to be completed to minimise the risk as far as is reasonably practicable. If you can't complete all the actions, we will work with you to make sure they are all carried out.
Like risk assessments, we would recommend Property Inspections are conducted at least once a year. They are a great way of maintaining a safe working environment and avoiding statutory breaches and maintaining insurance compliance.
A GAP Analysis will identify what changes need to be made to:
- work practices
- the work environment
The audit looks at where you are now and therefore what needs to be done to be compliant with both safety regulations and insurance demands.
An insurance policy DOES NOT unconditionally cover every risk associated with your work!
SME Advisor are NOT authorised to give advice on insurance. But we are able to help you comply with your business insurance policy, notably the conditions and warranties that you must observe if you are to benefit from the cover that the policy provides. Sometimes these demands may exceed those required under safety law.
We will help you manage your people and the work environment to be compliant.
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