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Chapter 33 SAFETY AUDIT


Any of you who have been following this series of articles over the last year will have realised that safety does not 'happen by accident' it must be planned. This month we are going to look at the SAFETY AUDIT - the way to check up on your organisation and see how you rate.

Take ten minutes and ask yourself each of the following questions which are a selection of the questions asked from a SAFETY AUDIT for a Golf Course/ Sports Ground.

DOCUMENTATION

SAFETY POLICY

SIGNS

Do you have

EMERGENCIES

HOUSEKEEPING

MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION

WORK ENVIRONMENT

..

EQUIPMENT

CHEMICALS, etc.

OPERATIVES

WELFARE

ENVIRONMENT


Well, how did you score?

Basically, the answer should be yes for every question but it could be the question is not applicable in your circumstances.

By identifying the no and the don't know, you can list the things you have to do - then sort them into priorities.

To every don't know - find out if it applies and what is required.

To every no - check which need to be done immediately, which short term and which long term.

To every yes - good, but don't rest on your laurels - re-assess regularly.

If you have answered all the questions as truthfully as possible and have given reasonable answers, this should act as a basis for your future Health & Safety plans.

Remember the next time you answer these questions it could be to an HSE Inspector !!


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