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It is a requirement of the Health and Safety at Work Order (NI) 1996 to ensure that health and safety arrangements are reviewed regularly. The employer must have arrangements for monitoring and review of his health and safety measures.

The business world is highly competitive and tenders in the local market are highly sought after. Many companies are benefiting from affiliation Northern Ireland

Hughes Health & Safety can carry out your Company audit, annually as recommended by the Health and Safety Executive.

The objectives of this audit are:

  • Review of Health and Safety system, identification of areas of low/noncompliance. Identification of employee training needs, to create a safer working environment.
  • Assessment of key hazards within the workplace, which will require a Risk Assessment.
  • Effectiveness of existing audits and management controls.
  • Recommendation for improvement actions for senior management team.

British Standard OHSAS 18001:2007 is a well regarded stamp of approval that’s well worth having, not least because it is a clear demonstration of your commitment to health and safety, which can in turn help you to win new business.

Hughes Health & Safety can help assess your health and safety management system against OHSAS 18001:2007 requirements in order to help you achieve a Certificate of Compliance.

Our audit service may include undertaking a thorough site visit (generally unannounced) to identify any shortcomings in the current health and safety arrangements (and recognise good practices as well) and present a formal written report with identified issues where improvements may be required (with photos where necessary), suggested action plan and target completion time scales where applicable in line with the stipulations of OHSAS 18001.

Our inspections and audit service is focused on supporting the site managers and supervisors in understanding the legislative and best practice requirements and assist them in rectifying any short comings in a practical and sensible manner.