All business have a number of annual health and safety matters which require managing, for example fire risk assessments are required to be reviewed annually as stated in the fire regulations.
We also have a number of other regulations and approved codes of practice, which also require managing and undertaking these tasks can involve multiple companies, days and employee time.
Monitoring and reporting are important parts of health and safety arrangements. Management systems allow organisations to receive both specific (eg incident-led) and routine reports on the performance of health and safety policy.
Make sure that your plans have been implemented – ‘paperwork’ on its own is not a good performance measure
Assess how well the risks are being controlled and if you are achieving your aims. In some circumstances formal audits may be useful
Investigating accidents and incidents
Investigate the causes of accidents, incidents or near misses