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Ten health and safety planning points you need to check during a OHSAS 18001 audit

by , 13 November 2014
If you're implementing OHSAS 18001 in your company, you need to start with an audit. This audit must cover all the different areas of your business. It includes your health and safety planning.

This must be up to international standards to achieve OHSAS accreditation for your business.

Here are the ten health and safety planning points the audit will check...

 

Your OHSAS audit will check these ten health and safety planning points

 
1. There's a comprehensive risk assessment programme, following a hierarchy of control measures and covering all activities, in place;
 
2. A risk control action plan is in place to deal with those risks not judged to be acceptable;
 
3. You've identified all legal and other requirements that apply to all activities and checked the relevant documents;
 
4. Overall plans and objectives are in place for achieving OH&S policy;
 
*********** Hot off the press  ************
 
Are you complying with the entire OHS Act and 19 Regulations?
 
Are you 100% compliant? How can you be sure?
 
 
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5. Arrangements are in place for ensuring that there's sufficient knowledge, skills and experience available to manage health and safety issues effectively;
 
6. Operational plans for implementing risk controls are in place;
 
7. Operational plans for implementing legal and other requirements are in place;
 
8. Operational control activities are in place for ensuring you implement your health and safety policy and effectively manage it;
 
9. Arrangements are in place for measuring, auditing and reviewing health and safety performance to identify any shortfalls and implement necessary corrective and preventive actions; and
 
10. Arrangements are in place for implementing, monitoring and reviewing corrective and preventive actions.
 
These ten audit checks will help find gaps or areas of non-compliance in your health and safety plan so you can create an effective management system.
 
To find out how to do an OHSAS 18001 audit yourself, check out the OHSAS 18001 Audit Kit.
 

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