By now, I'm sure you've implemented your health and safety management system. Allocated responsibilities, and set safety objectives.
Keeping your health and safety management system relevant and effective is a continual, time-consuming and daunting process.
So how do you go about maintaining the heath and safety system you've put in place?
The answer: Break down the different sections over a twelve month period. Into smaller, bite-sized chunks!
We've got some ideas to guide you in tailoring this process to the specific needs of your business.
Determine if your risk assessments have been carried out, recorded and communicated to your employees.
February - Fire Protection
Are your fire safety alert measures in place? eg: Smoke detectors
Is the maintenance of your fire extinguishers up-to-date?
Are your evacuation procedures in place? eg: Communicative signage and regular fire drills scheduled?
March - Equipment
Is the maintenance of your machinery up-to-date?
Does your new equipment purchased meet legal requirements?
April - Easter holidays
May - Electrics
Are cords safely fastened to avoid injuries?
Have exposed electrical cords been sealed?
June - Water
Are your water systems checked regularly? eg: Do your employees have access to drinking water?
Keep reading for the next six months...
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It would take you the entire day just to think of the 100 questions that you should be asking yourself when doing your internal audit.
And I know your next question…
What exactly ARE the 100 questions you should be answering?
And how do they determine if your health and safety system is compliant with the OHSAS18001 standards?
We have a solution that does all the thinking for you.
Your next six month plan
July - Work Stations
August - Hazardous Substances
Have all hazardous substances been labelled?
Have workers been educated about the labels?
Have workers been trained on the safe handling of the substances, storage, disposal and emergency response?
September - Cleaning
Spring clean your building inside and out eg: Windows
October - Ventilation Systems
Has your annual check and maintenance been done?
November - General Building Maintenance
Are your premises regularly maintained and checked?
Are your records up-to-date? eg: Legislative requirements
December - Christmas Holidays
Time to relax and get ready for the new year