Safety Audits

Our consultants conduct detailed safety audits that promote better health and safety in the workplace.

Workplace Safety Audits for Australian Businesses

Your Safety Partners provides thorough safety audits for businesses all over Australia. Our consultants are dedicated to creating safer workplaces through occupational health and safety audits. They utilise in-depth experience to identify hazards and risks and provide actionable advice on addressing these hazards quickly and effectively.

Safety audits aim to achieve four main objectives:

  1. That organisation has the required safety documentation in place – such as policies, procedures and training
  2. That safety documentation in place is being utilised, e.g. required checklists and procedures are being followed
  3. Identify any gaps against legislative or other requirements (e.g. Safety Standards)
  4. Provide a thorough solutions plan showing what needs to be done to close any gaps

Which workplaces require safety audits?

In general, every workplace requires some form of safety audit. Health and safety audits are imperative for keeping employees, management, customers, and visitors safe at all times. Audits are essential for businesses in construction, warehousing and logistics, events, manufacturing, healthcare, and much more. In case of an incident, they can used as evidence that your organisation is making a concerted effort to comply with legislation which is looked upon very favourably by safety authorities.

Our expert team of consultants have worked with a wide range of businesses, and conducted hundreds of work health and safety / occupational health and safety audits across Australia. . We tailor audits to meet client needs and can including the following:

  • Safety system documentation gap analysis
  • Workplace hazard inspections
  • Safety System gap analysis against ISO45001

We’ll take the time to ensure that any problems are identified quickly and quality advice is provided in clear terms.

What types of risks and hazards do safety audits identify?

Identifying hazards and putting controls in place to reduce risk is the one central activity that every other safety measure “hangs off” and is the corner stone of any safety system. Therefore, audits need to checks the effectiveness of the processes you have in place to achieve this.

Undertaking a workplace inspection to identify hazard is revealing because it shines the light on the effectiveness or otherwise of your current safety processes. The list hazards that an audit may identify depends on the type of workplace and often the industry in question. Common hazards that our consultants encounter include:

  • Issues around plant and machinery safety
  • Poor traffic management systems
  • Electrical hazards
  • Hazards associated with working in confined spaces
  • Chemical exposure
  • Ergonomic risks
  • Issues with compliance.

Each of these hazards presents a serious issue within your workplace. They all put your people at risk of harm, and owners or management at risk of liability. They also help pinpoint where your safety processes have failed and what needs to be addressed to prevent them from reoccurring.

laboratory safety audit

Our Safety Audit Process

Our team of safety professionals has decades of combined experience in creating safer workplaces. We have developed thorough processes for all our services, ensuring that our clients understand their obligations and have the knowledge required to create a safer environment for their most important asset – their people.

Our safety audit process is easily adaptable to a wide range of workplaces. In general, the process includes the following steps, though may change depending on several factors. The result is always a thorough assessment of your workplace, that provides actionable advice on creating a safer work environment and ensuring that you are compliant.

  1. Planning the audit and notifying the relevant parties where appropriate. This may include mapping out locations to be included in the audit, organising access and timing, and rescheduling operations where necessary.
  2. Conducting the audit. Our safety consultants will first conduct a review of any safety documentation to identify gaps against legislative requirements then following this up with a site inspection to identify hazards and examine the extent to which safety processes are being followed,. This ensures that nothing is missed, and we can complete a detailed report.
  3. The report is submitted, and findings are passed on. The report will show any safety documentation gaps and actions required to close them and provide a detailed list of any identified hazards, the risk level and what needs to done to reduce risk to an acceptable level. for each area or process that was audited, to ensure compliance.

audit report

ISO 45001 Audits

Some organisation require ISO45001 accreditation for tendering purposes or senior management simply want assurance the organisation is achieving the highest standard of safety.

We can audit your system against the standard and identify the gaps that need to be fixed in order to become accredited. We can also arrange accreditation audits with certifying bodies.

Audit Gap Closure

One the key benefits of working with Your Safety Partners is that we’ll work with you to close any gaps rather than just showing you the gaps. We can develop systems and processes to suit your organisation and have a fast array of safety system documentation which can be adapted to suit your organisation. This saves our clients enormous amount of time and money.

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We’re always here to help. Whether you require a warehouse safety audit or a construction site safety audit, our consultants have the experience and insights to provide accurate assessments and actionable recommendations. Get in touch with our team today.

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    A workplace safety consultant can also ensure the owners and managers of businesses meet their safety compliance requirements. This helps protect them from compensation or legal costs.