If there is one thing lacking in every business from a start-up to a multi-national corporation, it is the time needed to get things done. With tasks and activities competing for a priority notch on your to-do list, squeezing everything in – including an audit of health and safety practices and procedures – is almost impossible. So how can you audit your health and safety practices and processes when time is short? [Read more…]
But it can be a ‘dry’ subject where we rely on ‘common sense’ and people’s ‘practical approach’ to ensuring that what they do is safe, and that everything around them is safe. We assume that everyone sees the same hazards and can identify the same risks.
But we don’t, and that’s why these five tips for inducting new contractors in health and safety to maintain CHAS compliance are essential reading… [Read more…]
Internal audits are a valuable tool in understanding how well standards of health and safety practice are being maintained, as well as pinpointing vulnerable areas and strong practice too.
But how should you conduct a CHAS internal audit?
Health and safety is such an important and integral part of all business these days, that it is to be expected that there will be different accreditation schemes that highlight compliance and good practice.
But it can lead to a business questioning whether they need to be a member of all the schemes or just a chosen few. Thus, it leads to questions such as SafeContractor or CHAS?
However, the question needs to be rephrased to what do your clients and customers demand?
A health and safety plan is required for all construction projects, but for a long time, the attitude towards anything of this kind was ‘a paperwork tick-box exercise’.
In recent times however, construction employers and employees have come to realise that health and safety is fluid and changeable and whilst a plan is essential, much of what happens or needs to happen comes with improved understanding and attitude toward it.