Health and Safety covers a lot of ground and you should have some form of management system to help you manage all these elements. This can be in a file on the shelve system or kept on your intranet or SharePoint.
The most common method for a management system is to follow the Health and Safety Executives (HSE) guidance 65, also referred to in short as HSG65 - Successful Health and Safety Management. Take note that this has changed and now follows the Quality approach of Plan, Do, Check, Act.
The previous model was based on Policy, Organisation, Planning, Implementation, Monitoring/Measuring Performance, Review and Auditing. Planning and Implementation was mainly to do with the risk assessments you have in place, registers of activities, facilities and operations and the control measures and methods you had in place to manage these. This section in a management system is usually set up alphabetically and will make it easier to organise and use when you need to update it or populate on a continued basis.
The new approach by the HSE is embracing a more combined strategy with ISO and fits with the Plan, Do, Check, Act Methodology which makes absolute sense in how we should manage health and safety as an ongoing entity in everyday life and work. if you compare the two methods it is clear that they are very much the same although the PDCA method is a clear demonstration of continuous improvement and work process.
We can assess your business operation and provide a comprehensive management system that will make it very easy for you to use and also update. We also review the information you have which will provide you with an added bonus of gap analysis while we arrange the management system. This will put the management of health and safety on a solid foundation which will serve you very well into the future.