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Fire risk assessments

Asbestos surveys

Food hygiene audits

Statutory compliance audit

Health & safety audits

Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) audits

Legionella surveys

COSHH audits

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 replaced the old Fire Certificate for buildings with an on-going responsibility with the ‘responsible person’ to conduct a fire risk assessment and action its findings in an effort to eliminate or reduce them to an acceptable risk level. Particular attention needs to be given to any building which contains large amounts of combustible materials or chemicals.
Buildings must comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. This usually means a thorough investigation of the building and correctly identifying any asbestos materials within it, usually by taking samples and sending them for analysis.

The second part of the regulations covers the management of any asbestos found, whether it be safe removal and disposal or on-going management of the asbestos left in place.
It is a legal requirement for every employer to make an assessment of food safety where food is prepared and handling on your premises.

The purpose of the inspection is to identify gaps in current arrangements and highlight where the current systems are ineffective or are poorly implemented.
The elements of this Statutory Compliance Audit carry a mandatory requirement in that Duty Holders have a legal obligation to ensure that their premises are compliant. This audit identifies the extent to which the facilities comply with these statutory regulations.

This important audit identifies whether staff and visitors (including people with disabilities) are able to operate within a building without detriment to their well being and confirms that the building environment does not compromise the quality of service that staff are able to provide.
Under the Health & Safety at Work Act etc 1974 it is a legal requirement to protect staff and visitors alike from exposure to controllable risks. Organisations need to have in place formal procedures for auditing and reporting health and safety performance.
Under the Equality Act 2010 it is the responsibility of the ‘responsible person’ to ensure that their buildings have been modified where reasonably practicable to do so to enable visually or physically impaired people to use the building alongside able bodied people.
The Water Management Regulations 1999 make sure that the water that enters our buildings are of a sufficient standard, but from here it is the responsibility of the ‘duty holder’ (or ‘responsible person’) to ensure that this standard is maintained and to prevent conditions changing that can allow bacteria to manifest.

The survey (Risk Assessment) should look at the current systems, equipment and procedures and identify what needs to be done.

Under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, employers are required to control substances used within their buildings that are hazardous to health.

Most businesses use substances, or products that are mixtures of substances. Some processes create substances. These could cause harm to employees, contractors and other people.

Sometimes substances are easily recognised as harmful. Common substances such as paint, bleach or dust from natural materials may also be harmful.

 

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