Health and Safety Audits
Preparing for your visit from the local authority Environmental Health Officer, Health and Safety Inspector or supplier who will judge you on what they see on the day can be a daunting and stressful task.
The implications of bad publicity if you fail to perform are greater now that the Food Standards Agency has launched the Food Hygiene Rating System and local authorities use Scores on the Door on-line schemes.
Help is at hand with Shieldyourself health and safety audits conducted by experienced Environmental Health Practitioners who will guide you through the process and provide you with a comprehensive report.
The format of the audit report will clearly identify the area of non-compliance, what action is required and why. Each non-conformance will receive a score, a further deduction will be applied if the non-conformance is likely to result in formal action by an enforcement body and a higher level deduction will be applied if the non-conformance is likely to result in imminent danger or potential prosecution.
There is a colour code that is applied to each action and this directly relates to the deduction or penalty applied to it. Where serious issues arise that are of an immediate concern, Shieldyourself will provide an alert service to head office on the day of the audit and recommend any suitable course of action that needs to be undertaken.
Audits are an essential part of compliance, but keeping tabs on which action points have been completed by which manager can be an administrative nightmare. The Audit App can do it all for you. It will automatically prioritise all tasks and track what has and, most importantly, what hasn’t been dealt with. It also allows Head Office to re-instate tasks that have been signed off by managers, if they haven’t been completed to your satisfaction.
The Audit App creates a suite of tailored reports for all relevant issues, such as legal tables and regional scores and, as it’s a paperless audit system, you can cut down on printing and view everything online.
Prepare for your next visit from environmental health; call 0845 643 7225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.