Have you ever performed a safety audit? Recently I performed one in our office as part of our regular checks to ensure that everything is up to scratch, as I hadn’t done one for quite a while I asked Mike Ellerby for some advice. He provided some useful tips and the most important was to not focus on filling out a form, and to look at the site with an open mind, it is easier to spot things if you do not have a form to fill out.
Here is a list of ten things to remember for a safety audit:
1. Why you are doing it?
If you do not focus on the needs of the client, then the report is unlikely to keep the client satisfied and is unlikely to address their issues.
2. Take a notebook
Whichever way you choose to record your findings, some form of notebook is necessary. Something with a hard back is even more useful.