The Simple WorkSafe Full Health and Safety Management application offers business owners and managers a better way to manage safety audits.
A safety audit is a regular check on the resources and the health and safety management system of a business.
Audits gather information about any failings or shortcomings that need attention.
A sound audit system will reveal failures in;
Each section of a health and safety management system.
Emergency equipment such as fire fighting equipment, first aid supplies or barriers and guards around machinery.
Asset safety and maintenance such as plant, equipment, machinery or tools.
Location safety such as chemical stores, workshops or fuel stores.
Job processes such as the correct method of starting and operating machinery
Chemicals. For example, safety data sheet availability, storage and PPE.
Workers. Drug and alcohol use, performance and compliance.
A workplace audit could be a formal type of inspection by a management team. It can also be a “walk around and observe” exercise.
Either way, it should define areas that need attention and have a way to manage improvement.
The means of carrying out an audit should be uncomplicated and require a minimum of labour cost.
The last thing you want is for the audit it to become the focus of your business instead of your production.
After all, it’s just a means of checking that your health and safety system is relevant and compliant.
What Makes A Good Health and Safety Audit? In short, Simplicity!
The Simple WorkSafe Full Health and Safety Management application contains a tool to manage safety audits.
An unlimited number of templates can be pre-built for any safety audit.
They can be built to audit the health and safety system itself. For example, your Safe Operating Procedures can be audited to ensure they are up to date. Auditing of your Training is useful to ensure it’s relevance to your current work tasks. Have you done a Risk Assessment on each job or asset that’s operated by workers? How about your Hazard and Incident Reporting and management?
Safety audits can also be carried out on Locations such as workshops or chemical stores. Jobs auditing reveals both safety and productivity issues. Assets such as machinery, plant, equipment or tools need auditing for servicing and safety. Auditing of Chemicals shows up problems with safety data sheets and other issues. Even auditing of workers for performance issues and drug and alcohol use and compliance is useful.
When it’s time to perform an audit, load a template and carry out the physical check of each item. Use any mobile device and check the pass or fail boxes.
Templates are straightforward to change as your work processes change.
Spending time to create the templates will free up countless hours over the life of your business.
Audits are now simple to set up and much more straightforward to physically check. All you need is a phone or tablet to connect to the application. Check each item as you walk around your inspections.
The audits are then permanently linked to the resources audited. You’ll never lose your Audit data it is available any time.
Any safety audit is now easy to search and find. Additionally, each Safety audit you ever carry out is attached to each of the resources affected by it.
A full record of passed and failed items and completed repairs are available on each audit.
This information is convincing proof that you are serious about your health and safety system. It will be valuable in proving your compliance and commitment should you ever need to in court.
Using the Simple WorkSafe safety audit tool makes it quick and easy to build and change templates.