Regulation 7 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires all employers to appoint a minimum of one ‘competent person’ to ensure that legal compliance is met. Ark Workplace Risk can act as the competent person in your workplace and bear the legal duty of safeguarding the health and safety of all employees, as defined by this regulation. Ark Workplace Risk is the trusted health and safety advisor to many of the world’s most distinguished and recognisable brands. Our health and safety solutions ensure you stay compliant but can also help you save thousands, with a consultative approach entrenched within our own culture of creating partnerships with clients and standing beside them as they become systematically safer, without diluting existing safety cultures and systemic approaches to risk.
Health and Safety Audits
Ark health and safety audits are comprehensive, consistent and detailed.
Ark’s health and safety audit is a qualitative and quantitative means of assessing your organisation’s management of health and safety, based on a quantitative scoring system designed by Ark. It is designed to provide an overview of the position of your company with regard to its health and safety management performance. The audit is structured around five key areas, all of which should be included within any successful health and safety management system:
- Health and safety policy
- Planning and implementing
- Measuring performance
- Auditing and reviewing performance
The audit is designed to provide you with a health and safety solution compliant with the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance document ‘Successful Health and Safety Management (HSG65) BS EN OHSAS 18001 specification or other specification based codes. With a format and layout designed exclusively by Ark, the audit is based on question sets that measure your organisation’s performance against criteria within these specifications.
The quantitative scoring system makes it clear how for each of the five sections you can prioritise and manage the arising health and safety issues. You can also use the scoring system as a benchmark score to be achieved within a given timescale and therefore when further audits should be completed.
The audit of your management structure and processes may identify gaps or failings. A report is provided following the audit and will include recommended changes to be implemented to improve health and safety performance along with recommendations for future audits.
You can use the audit for any area of your business, for the operation of a particular team, a single department or the entire organisation and whether this falls within one geographical region or spans several countries across the globe.
Health and Safety Management
HSSmart® is the leading health and safety management software tool, created by Ark Workplace Risk. Web based and operational in a real-time environment, HSSmart® creates capabilities, allowing users to manage risk by facilitating decision making, providing proprietary tools for information control and organisation and making the management of assets and tasks an easier, more effective and quicker prospect.
With over 20 development generations, HSSmart® is wholly customisable, can be adapted to manage multiple levels of risk and will fully integrate with other health and safety management tools. Find out more about HSSmart® and its health and safety management capabilities here.
Overview of Health and Safety Services
- Health and Safety Management
- Health and Safety Management Systems
- Health and Safety Solutions
- Health and Safety Policy
- Health and Safety Planning
- Health and Safety Implementation
- Health and Safety Monitoring
- Health and Safety Management Review
- Health and Safety Audit
- Health and Safety Hazard Identification
- Health and Safety Outsourcing
- Health and Safety Service Provision
- Health and Safety Legislation
- Health and Safety Compliance
- Health and Safety Services
- Health and Safety Professional Services
- Health and Safety Risk Assessment
Premium clients work with Ark Workplace Risk to optimise their health and safety performance so they can protect and build their reputation. To explore how you can use Ark health and safety services to your advantage, please contact us.