Improve workplace safety conditions effectively and efficiently
A Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) audit is one of the main steps in implementing WSH management system and evaluating its performance. It is a key tool that helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses in an organisation’s WSH management system, and to highlight opportunities for improvements.
An integrated audit is an ideal approach, for organisations that require a detailed and objective evaluation of their WSH systems and policies. During the audit, it is important during risk assessment to include factors that contribute to risk levels such as:
There are no straightforward answers to determine risk levels. Risk assessment requires detailed knowledge of the workplace activities, urgency of situations, and lastly, an objective judgment during the review. It is important to know if your risk assessment was complete and accurate. It is also essential to be sure those changes in the workplace have not introduced new hazards or changed hazards of lower priority to a higher priority.
It is good to conduct risk assessment regularly, to ensure that control methods are adequate, achievable, effective, and that findings from risk assessments are communicated to everyone who is involved.
WSHC had announced the transition for BizSAFE Level 3 Risk Management Audit to SAC Auditing Organizations with effect from 1 October 2018 on 27 September 2018.
With effect from 1 April 2019, the bizSAFE Level 3 risk management audit must be carried out under SAC-AO scheme.
In view of the timeline imposed by WSHC for AO to be accredited for RM audit scope (i.e. by 31 March 2019), TÜV SÜD PSB Pte Ltd is already accredited for Safety and Health Management System (SHMS) Audits scope, and for bizSAFE Risk Management Audit, TUV SUD PSB is granted the conditional accreditation.
In order to minimise injuries, damages or financial loss, organisations have to be proactive in identifying and understanding common risks to workplace safety, who are exposed to them, and other questions such as why, when, as well as frequency, severity and probability of the consequences. With this information, an organization can establish their priorities during risk assessment.
Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) systems and policies are therefore seen as a signal of how much importance an organisation places in promoting a safe and healthy working environment. As changes to industrial environment and government regulations occur quite frequently, organisations need to manage their workplace safety by developing an integrated audit to stay compliant, and improve continuously in the area of workplace safety and health.
An integrated audit also provides more assurance and cost effectiveness, since it is a more detailed and objective evaluation, while reducing risks across safety, environmental, quality issues.
TÜV SÜD PSB, an approved certification body for management systems, MOM & NEA mandatory audits; provides a comprehensive suite of WSH audit services, to suit the needs of different industry sectors, such as Construction, Shipyard, Metal working, Petroleum & Petrochemical, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Semiconductor wafers, Aerospace, Logistics, Automotive, Real Estate, Healthcare, Hotels & Restaurants, Education, Finance.
TÜV SÜD recognises the importance of implementing comprehensive, integrated WSH audits, to address sector specific challenges and priorities, as well as for regulatory compliance. Our integrated WSH audit solutions help organisations to improve workplace conditions effectively and efficiently.