Do as I say not as I do, time for a compliance audit?
An awful lots of businesses are caught-out when it’s shown that their paperwork doesn’t actually reflect what happens in the workplace. It is at this point you need to undertake a compliance audit. You may have spent a lot of time and/or money on putting detailed health and safety arrangements in place. Do they work? Have you checked? It is wise to carry out regular checks on your systems, so things don’t go awry. What you do and how you operate should be reflected in your policies and not gathering dust on a shelf. It can be a good idea to use an outside health and safety consultancy to complete a compliance audit. Sometimes it is hard to identify issues when you are working in the environment you are trying to audit. If you do complete the audit yourself, remember it will need to be signed off by yourself, plus someone who agrees that the findings are correct. Ideally they will be in a more senior position within your business. Keep safe, stay legal. #Complianceaudit #H&S