The objectives of a safety audit are to:
- Fulfil the legal requirement of the Section 11 of the occupational Safety and Health Act 2007.
- Evaluate the working environment and organizational management systems for prevention of accidents, occupational diseases, health and general welfare at work place.
- LLook at established baseline health and safety performance criteria at the workplace and use this to review the safety and health management system.
- Come up with recommendations on mitigation to the occupational health and safety issues captured under (ii) above.
The scope of the audit is defined by the code of practice on occupational safety and health auditing established by the Director, Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety Services.
The audit report will follow these guidelines:
- Workplace information
- Management of Occupational Safety and Health Policies
- Safety and Health Policies
- Assignment of responsibilities
- Organization for Safety and Health in the Organisation
- Implementation of Safety policy
- Performance monitoring
- Occupational Safety and Health Training Programs
- Occupational Health Service Programs
- List of common ailments or complaints in the workplace
- Medical Insurance scheme
- Employee Medical Examination
- Accident Information
- Information systems
- Permit to Work
- Contractors & Suppliers
- Emergency Response Plan
- Workplace Safety, Health and Welfare Conditions
- Machinery Safety
- Chemical Safety
- Plant Safety
- Electrical Safety
- Fire Safety
- Construction Safety
- Transport Safety
- Occupational Hygiene Conditions
- Personal Protective Equipments
- Thermal Condition
- General Conditions
- Storage and Handling and Materials
- House Keeping
- Welfare Facilities
The Healtth and safety Audit shall be carried out in compliance to the law according to the following legal documentation:
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