Health and Safety System Reviews

Health & Safety System Reviews

Safety Management Systems like any other business process need to be reviewed, tweaked and modified over time to ensure they remain suitable and effective. After all your Sales, Ordering, Marketing and Accounting systems are regularly reviewed, so why not safety systems

Do you already have a safety management system in place? Do you have a nagging doubt that you have missed something? Or are looking for a second opinion?

Even if you are not looking to gain accreditation's having an expert second opinion will help identify strengths, weaknesses or areas lacking in control within your Health & Safety management system. Also having a regular check up by an external safety consultant will help you maintain compliance whilst ensuring you remain up to date with changes in legislation or codes of practice.

We are not only Health & Safety specialists but also fully trained Auditors.

Our approach

An honest and open approach by both parties is important; clients need to be confident in our approach in order to get the best from the review.

  • Defining the reasons, scope and required outcome for the review
  • Identification of stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Desktop review of current policies, procedures and systems
  • Gather the appropriate supporting data via Interviews, observations and inspections
  • Collate evidence and notes then prepare the report
  • Presentation of the the findings and suggestions for improvement

We then give you time to implement any suggested improvements within a reasonable timescale suited to your needs. Ultimately providing you evidence of continuous improvement and a robust, efficient safety management system.

Need a safety management review or need to discuss further? – Then Contact Us today to find out how we can help you.

It is a sad fact that safety systems are bottom of the pile when it comes to updates. Just as sales pitches, production techniques and stock management systems grow and evolve with a company so should the safety systems.

Shortcomings in safety management systems can be costly should something go wrong, especially when fines and all the other costs are added up. Courts are now able to impose unlimited fines and imprisonment for breaches of Health & Safety regulations. On the other hand you may be going well beyond what is deemed reasonable, potentially wasting valuable resources on something you need not be doing.

A safety management review will usually identify simple, cost effective resolutions that could actually save you money.

The Health & Safety Executive have a section on their website dedicated to Delivering Effective Arrangements based around the Plan, Do, Check, Act process; but it is easy to get wrong if you don't know what those arrangements should be.

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The Health & Safety Executive have a published guidance documents snappily entitled HSG 65 Managing for health and safety and HSG 268 The health and safety toolbox.

These guidance documents are written to help companies implement practical health & safety systems. Although is is not possible to 'audit' against these documents it is possible for reviews to be completed to identify any omissions and weaknesses safety systems implemented to these may have.

The simple answer is 'No'.

Safety management systems should be an integral part of what a company does and not seen as something that is bolted on to the company processes and procedures.

Well written Health & Safety policies, processes and procedures can enhance safety performance by being so embedded in to everyday work that they are unnoticeable.

Any Health & Safety policies, processes and procedures which seem to be bolted on should be reviewed to ascertain if they actually achieve the desired outcome.

FastR Solutions consultants have shop floor manufacturing and service industry experience which allows them to quickly understand what you do and why you do it.

This understanding gives us a genuine insight to what your Health & Safety Management System should have but just as importantly what you do not need.


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