What is a Health and Safety Audit and how will it help me manage safety in the workplace?
A Health and Safety Audit or Gap Analysis is a review of your businesses Health and Safety compliance and is often performed by a third party. As part of the audit a consultant would visit your site or sites and review your documentation, policies, and management safety systems that you have in place. They would also assess the physicality’s of your sites to review any risks and highlight best practices for your sector.
Once the audit has been completed you will often receive a report detailing any significant issues, along with an action plan on areas you need to focus on as a business. A Health and Safety Audit is an effective way to understand your exposure as a business and will help you to make the first steps towards improved compliance.
If the HSE visited your business and found you to be non-compliant you would be subject to a Fee for Intervention of £154 an hour, just for the assessor. Any court case settlements could run into thousands of pounds; the cost of non-compliance could financially cripple a small business.
Why Outsource Your Health & Safety Support?
Put simply, the risks to your business or organisation of being non-compliant are significant and so a small investment to understand where your exposure is and to receive guidance on the next steps is a major benefit.
By outsourcing, you are utilising the skills of highly qualified health and safety experts to provide the relevant protection you need.
Some Health and Safety consultancies, like Wirehouse, provide ongoing support with your health and safety to help your organisation become more compliant in a cost effective way
Wirehouse have years of experience in Health and Safety Consultancy, all of our field consultants are either chartered or working towards chartered status, providing businesses with expert knowledge across all sectors.
Not only can we come in and complete a one-off Health and Safety Audit, but we also offer a monthly, ongoing Health & Safety Advisory Service.
We believe we’re different from much of the competition through our hands-on approach and flexibility. When you choose our retained package, we’ll agree the number of health and safety visits with you, these will be used to practically help your business with any H&S issues and concerns you may have. During our site visits we can: -
- Provide audits or a Gap Analysis including providing full reports and action plans
- Provide hands on support in completing such things as Risk Assessments
- Help with H&S documentation including accreditations such as CHAS
- Provide training and support to staff on site through ‘classroom’ style training.
- Support businesses with our software demonstrating our remote Risk Assessment tool and toolbox talks
Take away the burden of managing your Health & Safety today. There is a better way, call Wirehouse today on 03333215005.
Who Are Wirehouse?
Wirehouse was formed by industry leaders who weren't happy with the offerings from many of the employer service providers. We felt the focus of many in the marketplace was profit, as opposed to providing high quality advice and support.
Improving and protecting your business should not be held at arms reach by unfeasible costs. We believe that every business should have access to top quality advice, support, and training. That’s why we’ll always offer you a service that won't be matched, with the most competitive prices in the marketplace.
When you're with Wirehouse, you can expect to receive prompt, actionable advice, that is in keeping with your business objectives where possible. We won’t tie you up with auto-renewals and unrealistic termination periods - we want you to renew because you thought our service was high quality and excellent value.
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