What is a health and safety audit?
Basically, a safety audit is a process through which your compliance with health and safety regulations is checked and evaluated to ensure that the highest safety standards are maintained throughout your workplace.
The audit should identify risks and risk levels within your workplace, identify the strengths and weaknesses of your safety procedures, assess the legal compliance of your safety procedures and compare your documentation with legal obligations and best practice.
The next step in the audit is to recommend any improvements that can be made to your safety procedures and ensure that you have the funds to manage occupational health and safety. The audit also ensures that the resources available for health and safety are being used effectively.
Health and safety audits are vital to the wellbeing of any workforce and are an essential part of a successful business.