A one day audit on site plus a report, score and identification of areas for improvement. It is not intended to examine every health and safety issue at the facility but to sample in order to provide an overall view.
Our approach to the Leisure Health and Safety Audits is the appraisal of best practice in general health and safety management and of leisure specific requirements (e.g. pool, gymnasia safety systems). Our expertise in leisure facility operation provides a unique service to assist in the proactive management of health and safety.
The Programme will consider the following areas:
Audit of the Health and Safety Management System
This is an examination of the organisation’s planned approach to Health and Safety Management and in particular:
- Health and safety policy
- Risk assessment
- Safe systems of work
- Monitoring, measurement and review
The auditor will review the planned approach of the company, with specific reference to HSG65, Successful Health and Safety Management, published by the Health and Safety Executive.
Facility-Wide Health and Safety Audit
This stage will include (as appropriate) various building-wide hazards and the adequacy of their control. For example:
- Emergencies and evacuation
- Fire safety
- Co-operation with others on site
- First aid arrangements
- Electrical safety
- Display screen equipment
- Safety signs
- Domestic water/legionella management
- New and expectant mothers
- Employment of young persons
- Other hazards will be covered at the discretion of the auditor
Facility Specific Health and Safety Audit
An area by area audit of the current arrangements. (i.e. pools, main hall, health facilities). Whilst inevitably a sampling exercise, every effort will be made to cover all key aspects of service safety.
The purpose of the audit is much more than to meet a good practice requirement. An effective audit identifies the foreseeable hazards in the operation of the leisure facility and examines the likelihood of the hazard actually causing harm. The outcome of the audit should be an action plan for risk reduction.