Monitoring and Review Services
An organized system of regular random sampling, the purpose of which is to obtain a measure of safety attitudes and possible sources of accidents by the systematic recording of hazard situations observed during inspection made along a predetermined route in the workplace.
e.g. the guards examination on one or two machines will give an indication to the situation of all guards on all machines.
- Safety Surveys
A detailed examination of a number of critical areas of operation or an in-depth study of the whole health and safety operation of premises.
- Health Surveillance
The specific health examination at pre-determined frequency of those at risk of developing further ill-health or disability and those actually or potentially are at risk by the virtue of the type or work they undertake during their employment.
Health and safety benchmarking is a planned process by which an organization compares its health and safety processes and performance with others to learn how to:
○ reduce accidents and ill-health
○ improve compliance with health and safety law
○ cut compliance costs
Benchmarking is not just about comparing data or copying your competitors. Benchmarking is more about continuously learning from others, learning more about your organization’s strengths and weaknesses in the process, and then acting on the lessons learned. This is what leads to real improvement.
Reactive measures include the monitoring of performance standards and the systematic inspection of sites and premises. This can be done in a variety of ways including:
- Accident Statistics
- Dangerous occurrences
- Complaints by work force
- Enforcement action
This data can be analyzed to see if there are any:
- Trends – consistent increases or decreases in the number of certain types of events over a period of time
- Patterns – collections or hot-spots of certain types of events