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If you need to understand where your company is in terms of its Health and Safety Management, you may need a Health and Safety Audit.  A Health and Safety Audit conducted by one our Health and Safety Consultants will help identify the Health and Safety issues within your organisation and can act as a starting point for developing your health and Safety Management system.  Audits can be carried out on a stand-alone basis or can be part of a tailor Health and Safety/Competent person service. Vision Safety understand auditing. Audits are not "Safey Inspections" they are a systematic review of your processes and compliance against these and any given standard or requirement. All of our audits are led by a fully qualified, certyified and highly experienced lead auditor 

 


HS(G)65 Successful Health and Safety Management sets out a frame work for managing your business Health and Safety through a system of Plan-Do-Check-Act and independent auditing and reporting is a vital element of that model.

Health and Safety Auditing – Legal requirements

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 lay out the requirement for monitoring and reviewing your Health and Safety management and arrangements in Regulation 5 as below:

Health and safety arrangements Regulation 5.

 

Every employer shall make and give effect to such arrangements as are appropriate, having regard to the nature of his activities and the size of his undertaking, for the effective planning, organisation, control, monitoring and review of the preventive and protective measures.

Auditing and Reporting

 

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Vision Safety have developed a number of different types of Health and Safety Audit to help their clients ensure that they are meeting their legal obligations.  Our audits can benchmark against a specific standard such as HS(G)65 or OHSAS18001:2007, or we can audit against a specific piece of Health and Safety legislation, that will appraise the compliance of an organisation to specific Health and Safety Law.All of our auditrs are trained and certified Lead Audotors (OHSAS 18001 and ISO14001)

TYPES OF HEALTH AND SAFETY AUDIT WE OFFER

Health and Safety Audit

 

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An overview of your company’s Health and Safety Management and legal compliance.  This type of audit will cover all the important aspects of the Health and Safety legislation relevant to your business or workplace and will provide you with a prioritisedHealth and Safety Action Plan, that can be the focus of the improvement in your Health and Safety Management System.  This Audit is generally carried out annually.

HS(G)65 Audit

This Health and Safety audit looks at how your Health and Safety system is managed and, along with looking at legal compliances, provides and in-depth view of your Health and Safety Management.  The audit report provides an action plan on which to develop your Health and Safety Management system.

OHSAS18001 Audit – Gap Analysis and 1st and 2nd Stage Audits

Compliance Audit

 

 

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Where you have a full Health and Safety management system in place, you may wish to audit specific aspects of your compliance.  Our consultants can carry out a full compliance on a specific piece of legislation such as the Work at Height Regulations 2005, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005, Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and so on.  This type of audit is particularly useful in large organisations to allow Health and Safety Managers, Directors and the Senior Leadership to understand how well particular arrangements have been implemented in their organisations.

Bespoke Audits

In consultation with the client we are also happy to develop specific bespoke audits to meet the needs of their particular organisation

 

5 Star Audit

 

Who is it for?
The audit is designed for those organisations who have developed and implemented an integrated safety, health and environmental management system. The audit is best suited to organisations that require a detailed and objective evaluation of their HSE (, health safety  and environmental) system in one comprehensive process. The audit measures performance against key performance indicators (leadership and continual improvement), identifies areas of positive/negative practice and provides a structured approach to continuous improvement.

What does it cover?
The audit goes beyond the requirements of established systems such as OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 by benchmarking safety, health and environmental management systems (and arrangements) against current best practice techniques. –

 

Benefits include:

  • Verification and independent recognition of the effectiveness of your integrated SHE management system(s) in one comprehensive audit

  • A detailed audit report outlining the findings of the audit, quantified outcomes, associated areas of improvement with detailed recommendations

  • Potential for improved performance, workforce morale and wellbeing

  • Potentially reduced rates of accidents, injuries, ill health, litigation costs and improved productivity

  • The exclusive certificates and logos can be used to demonstrate your success

  • Enhanced reputation and marketing opportunities

     

    Designed to provide a comprehensive, independent and quantified evaluation of an organisation’s entire health, safety and environmental management systems and arrangements.

    The audit identifies areas of strength and weakness, providing an overall score and subsequent grading, together with recommended further improvements where required.

    Scoring and grading system
    The Five Star Audit is an audit conducted using the Vision Safety Group numerical safety grading system.​ The overall audit grading is as follows:
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    Audit report
    Upon completion of the audit process, a detailed report is prepared by the auditor and will be issued within 28 days.
    The report content will include:

  • Executive Summary (including graphical performance indicators)

  • Overall star grading and sectional scoring

  • Observations

  • Recommendations for Improvement

  • Action planning tables.​


     

Our expertise
Use our experts to guide you through the latest changes in standards and legislation. Our dedicated, experienced and highly competent team of consultants work around the world and across all sectors. We help identify where and how you can improve your safety and environmental management systems and performance. We assist in validating and improving policies, procedures and protocols for effective management and provide clear recommendations to continually improve your performance

Auditing

Our health and safety audits can help you achieve execptional  standards of health and safety, improve your business performance and meet your legal responsibilities for people and their working environment. It also demonstrates to potential and current customers your commitment to Safety  and to continous improvement.

 

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What is an Audit ?

An audit is an evidence gathering process. Audit evidence is used to evaluate how well audit criteria  is being met. Audits must be objective, impartial, and independent, and the audit process must be both systematic and documented.

There are three types of audits: first-party, second-party, and third-party. First-party audits are internal audits. Second and third party audits are external audits.

Organizations use first party audits to audit themselves. Firsta party audits are used to confirm or improve the effectiveness of management systems. They're also used to declare that an organization complies with an ISO standard (this is called a self-declaration). Of course, such a declaration is credible only if first party auditors are genuinely independent and free of bias. If you decide to use first party auditors to make a self-declaration of compliance, make sure that they aren't auditing their own work.

 

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Site Safety Audits

As a client organisation employing contractors how do you ensure that the project is being managed safelyand there is complaince with legal and contractual safety requirements? Likewise, as a contractor, you need to be confident that your sites are safe and unlikely to be subject to extra costs and delays due to poor safety standards.

 

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Construction Readiness Reviews

A Construction Readiness Review (CRR) is an assurance process tool used prior to, or at the start of a construction phase. Similair to an audit, yet slightly less formal, it is means to measure agreed (contractual or other) HSE commitments and compliance. Dependent upon the size, geographical locations and complexity, the CRR, would typically take between 2 -5 days to complate, with a half days close out with stake holders to present the findings, observations and areas for improvement, together with any recommendations. The CRR, is a systamatic process used by many of the large oil companies, yet the simplistic process can easily lend itsleft to all construction activities

Cold eyes reviews

It is all too easy to become complacent with the safety performance within your company or project. Not having any incidents, is not a true indicator of Safetyy excellence. A Cold Eyes Review (CER), is an in depth assessment of your Safety Management system, its implimentation and the commitment of management toeards its success. The VCER team will be led by a highly experienced and qualified lead audotor. The CER will review the SMS and via interviews at all levels and site visits a detailed report will be developed. This report will be presented to relevent senior management, together with recommendations, follow up and identify any urgent / significant findings. The report will be straight foreward, easy to interperate and add value to your orginisation.

 

CERs are a sudccessful tool used by many of the biggest orginisations in the world, yet this simple process can be adopted at any size orginisation.

Site inspections

As a client organisation employing contractors how do you ensure that the project is being managed in a safe manner? Likewise, as a contractor, you need to be confident that your sites are safe and unlikely to be subject to extra costs and delays due to poor safety standards.A Safety Inspection, looks at activities in real time, identifies HSE issues and improvement oppertunities against established processes, proceedures and Policies. test test test

 

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Safety Management System audits

If you need to understand where your company is in terms of its Health and Safety Management, you may need a Health and Safety Audit.  A Health and Safety Audit conducted by one our Health and Safety Consultants will help identify the Health and Safety issues within your organisation and can act as a starting point for developing your health and Safety Management system.  Audits can be carried out on a stand-alone basis or can be part of a tailor Health and Safety/Competent person service.

 

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