What are Workplace Health and Safety Audits?
Workplace health and safety audits are assessments of the workplace environment, procedures, and practices to evaluate their compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and standards. The purpose of these audits is to identify potential hazards and risks to workers, assess the effectiveness of existing safety measures, and make recommendations for improvement.
Workplace health and safety audits typically involve:
Inspection of the workplace environment
This involves examining the physical aspects of the workplace, such as the layout, equipment, and materials, to identify potential hazards and risks to workers.
Review of policies and procedures
This involves evaluating the organization’s health and safety policies, procedures, and practices to ensure that they meet relevant regulations and standards.
Interviews with workers
This involves gathering input from workers about their experiences and perceptions of health and safety in the workplace.
Analysis of data and records
This involves reviewing data and records related to health and safety incidents and near misses, to identify patterns and trends.
The findings from the audit are documented and used to develop a report that includes recommendations for improvement. The report is then used by the organization to develop a plan to address any identified health and safety risks and to improve overall workplace safety.
Do You Need a Workplace Health and Safety Audit?
A workplace health and safety audit is an important tool for organizations to ensure compliance with regulations, identify and address potential hazards and risks, promote a culture of safety, save costs, and increase worker morale. Here are several reasons why a workplace health and safety audit is important:
Compliance with regulations: Workplace health and safety audits help organizations ensure that they are in compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and standards, reducing the risk of fines and legal penalties.
Identification of hazards and risks: Audits help identify potential hazards and risks in the workplace, allowing organizations to take proactive measures to address them before they cause injury or harm to workers.
Improved safety culture: By conducting regular audits, organizations can demonstrate their commitment to health and safety, promoting a culture of safety within the workplace.
Cost savings: Addressing health and safety risks in a proactive manner can help organizations avoid the costs associated with workplace injuries, such as lost productivity, medical expenses, and insurance claims.
Increased worker morale: When workers feel safe and secure in the workplace, they are more likely to be satisfied and motivated, improving overall morale and productivity.
How can Asset Economics Help in Workplace Health and Safety Audit?
The Asset Economics Building Consultants are a team of experienced professionals who understand exactly what is required. Our team can assist with lessening any risks by providing independent annual building or site audits and reports. This can be done as a part of a Strata Management Reports program. Asset Economics can also help with the implementation of maintenance schedules and records.
Our Workplace Health & Safety Audit services include:
- WH&S Risk Assessments
- Due Diligence reports
- Maintenance Audits and Reports
- Review of Maintenance Documentation and Records
- Building Audits, Surveys and Reports
- Compliance Audits and Surveys (including AS4655 Audits)
- Maintenance Planning and Scheduling
- Preparation of site equipment registers
- Development and review of procedures
- AS1851 Surveys
- BCA Compliance Audits
- Fire Safety Compliance