Some organisations talk about it being the minimum that they will accept, other organisations talk about going above and beyond compliance in the pursuit of excellence. Whichever is the case, it’s logical to suppose that at some point all companies are going to have to carry out an assessment of their legal compliance.
The Health and Safety Gap Analysis has been designed to identify the company’s current position in terms of its compliance with health and safety legislation. This is ideal when an organisation is undergoing change, such as rapidly growing or merging; has introduced a new management structure or in determining a base line position for the organisation.
Its objectives are to compare the company’s current arrangements for health and safety management against recognised standards or other key levels which the company wishes to attain. The result of this will be a comprehensive report detailing areas requiring action. Clients will also receive practical solutions and guidance to achieve a compliant and robust system, ensuring continuous cost effective improvement in health and safety risk management.
Subject areas which can be incorporated into the Health and Safety Gap Analysis include:
- Management commitment
- Employee knowledge
- Hazard identification and control
- Workplace inspections
- Hazardous substances
- Training and supervision
- Health monitoring
- Emergency procedures
- Accident reporting, recording and investigations
- Contractor management
- Injury management
- Health and safety policies
- Environmental policy
OM Safety Solutions Ltd consultants have vast experience in implementing and assessing management systems against a variety of different standards. This enables us to provide clients with a complete analysis of all their current policies and procedures to ensure complete clarity and assurance.
In addition, the Health and Safety Gap Analysis is included as a core service in all of our Business Safety Solutions.
Contact us to find out how we can help your organisation meet all of its Health and Safety responsibilities, or to arrange a free consultation with one of our expert consultants.