Health & Safety Management Systems

The Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974 (HASAWA) is the principal piece of statute law regulating health and safety in the workplace. The Act imposes duties on all employers and employees to manage health and safety at work which includes the legal requirement to prepare a written Health & Safety policy where an organisation has five or more employees. In addition, the employer should bring that policy to his employees’ attention and to keep it under review.

The Management of Health & Safety must be considered systematically within an organisation which is demonstrated in the HSE guidance document HSG65 – which suggests a “Plan, Do, Check and Act (PDCA)” approach to managing all aspect of Health & Safety.

McGowan Miller offer a full review and audit service of a company Health & Safety management system and will provide recommendations and suggestions incorporating all stages of the PDCA cycle.

The review can be tailored to specific needs but may include:

  • A full Health and Safety Policy review
  • Clarification on Legal Duties
  • Review of Statement of Intent
  • Review of organisation roles and responsibilities
  • Review of H&S arrangements within the organisation