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Five things to include in your health and safety audit report

by , 08 May 2014
You must conduct a health and safety risk management audit. This type of audit evaluates your risk management systems. You'll be able to see if you're in line with relevant laws, your company-specific risk profile and standard health and safety requirements. After you complete this audit, you must write down a health and safety audit report that contains these five things.

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There are ten steps to the perfect health and safety risk management audit

Step #1: Plan and prepare
Step #2: Arrange an informal meeting for the audit team
Step #3: Review the overall handling of incidents on site
Step #4: Evaluate the process for identifying hazards and assessing risks
Step #5: Familiarise yourself with site-specific requirements
Step #6: Do a compliance audit
Step #7: Evaluate and summarise the audit findings
Step #8: Arrange a feedback meeting
Step #9: Compile a detailed report
Step #10: Check the audit report

For the purposes of this article, we'll focus on step number nine: Compiling a detailed report.

This is proof you've done the health and safety risk management audit.

It must contain these five things…

Five things to include in your health and safety audit report

  1. An executive summary;
  2. A trend analysis;
  3. A score sheet;
  4. Detailed findings on system elements; and
  5. Detailed findings per unit audited.

That's not all. The Health & Safety Advisor says you must keep these important points in mind when it comes to your health and safety audit report
 

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Don't forget the following when it comes to your health and safety audit report

  • You must complete your health and safety audit report within 10 to 15 working days after the audit.
  • You must compile it in a user-friendly way so everyone involved will know how to implement corrective measures.

If your health and safety audit report doesn't have these five things, it's not complete. So make sure you include all the points we've outlined to comply.



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