Health & Safety Audits

Health & Safety Audits

A Health and Safety Audit is conducted to evaluate compliance and identify opportunities for improvement. A summary of all of the audit findings is presented in a Health & Safety Audit Checklist Scorecard.

Health & Safety Audit Scope of Works

Where applicable, hazards are identified and the level of risk established for each.

Areas looked at while conducting an H&S Audit include:-

  • H&S Policy Document
  • Previous audit/inspection reports
  • Public & Employers Liability Insurance
  • Risk Assessments
  • Health & Safety Communications
  • Accident/Incident Procedures
  • Competency
  • Business Continuity
  • Fire Risk Assessment
    • Previous reports
    • Location of fire log book
    • Fire alarm, emergency lighting, lift maintenance, evacuation tests
    • Training records (Fire Warden Training/Fire Extinguisher Training)
  • Contractor Management
  • Emergency / Evacuation Plans
  • Asbestos Surveys & Management Plans/Asbestos Re-inspection Surveys
    • Previous reports
    • Details of any samples removed
    • Details of any contaminated areas
  • Legionella Risk Assessment & Management Plans
  • Electrical Installation Certificate
  • Portable Appliance Testing ( PAT) records
  • Statutory Inspections (pressure vessels, lifting equip, gas safety inspect certificates)
  • Accident/incident Records
  • DSE, COSHH, Manual Handling & General Risk Assessments (young persons or vulnerable persons/pregnant mothers risk assessments, confined spaces)
  • Induction & training records (inc. First Aiders, Manual Handling)
  • Contractor management – pre-appointment evaluation, risk assessments, method statements
  • Legal Updates

For more information about our Health and Safety Audits, email info@hberm.com or contact your local HBE Risk Management office

Recent News

  • Construction Health & Safety

Sharp increase in fatal workplace accidents in Northern Ireland

November 19th, 2015|Comments Off on Sharp increase in fatal workplace accidents in Northern Ireland

The Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSE NI) has reported a sharp increase in the number of fatal workplace accidents in their annual statistics. Twenty-three people were killed in workplace fatalities, with a further [...]

40% of small construction sites failed HSE safety spot check

November 13th, 2014|Comments Off on 40% of small construction sites failed HSE safety spot check

A staggering four out of ten small construction sites failed safety spot-checks during an UK HSE campaign last month. Inspectors said “unacceptable conditions and dangerous practices were found at nearly half of the 1,748 repair [...]

Building firm prosecuted for health & safety failings

October 23rd, 2014|Comments Off on Building firm prosecuted for health & safety failings

A UK building firm has been fined after it consistently failed to manage the health & safety, fire and asbestos risks, as well as train its workers in the management of asbestos hazards on site. [...]

Health & Safety failings & gas cylinders cause worker death

May 29th, 2014|Comments Off on Health & Safety failings & gas cylinders cause worker death

The operator of the Cotswold Airfield has been fined for safety failings after an experienced fire-fighter was killed whilst moving a pressurised gas cylinder. The worker was employed by the airfield as a Station Officer [...]

Come and see us at the NW H&S Conference

September 18th, 2013|Comments Off on Come and see us at the NW H&S Conference

HBE are exhibiting at the North West Annual Health and Safety Conference and Exhibition at Barton Grange Hotel, Preston on 18th September. The theme of the conference organised by the North West Regional Association of [...]