Measuring health and safety is not easy and there are no simple answers. There are key questions which the most senior managers in an organisation should be asking themselves. These are:

What information is available to assure me that throughout the organisation arrangements to control health and safety risks?

  • are in place;
  • comply with the law as a minimum; and
  • operate effectively?

Auditing checklist

The primary purpose of measuring health and safety performance is to provide information on the progress and status of the strategies, processes and activities used by an organisation to control risks to health and safety.

  • It is an essential feature of successful health and safety management systems
  • Control systems weaken over time and need to be constantly reviewed
  • It facilitates planned improvements to the safety management system to reduce losses
  • It helps improve skills and identify weaknesses in an organisation
  • It helps demonstrate management commitment to employees and third parties.

GHS Health and Safety Consultants can help your business review your management arrangements, Health and Safety Management Systems, Risk Control Systems, Workplace Precautions and Positive Health and Safety Culture in your business which will, minimize risks in the workplace, eliminate lost-time incidents, thereby contributing to business process improvements, productivity and safety culture in workplace incidents to help your business reduce your incidence rate.