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Nebosh Learning Outcome 2016

5.2 Explain the purpose of, and procedures for, regular reviews of health and safety performance.

5.2 Review of health and safetyperformance
- Purpose of reviewing health and safety performance
- Who should take part in review
- Review at planned intervals
- Assessing opportunities for improvement and the need for change
Review to consider:
- evaluations of compliance with applicable legal and organisational requirements
- accident and incident data, corrective and preventive actions
- inspections, surveys, tours and sampling
- absences and sickness
- quality assurance reports
- audits
- monitoring data/records/reports
- external communications and complaints
- results of participation and consultation
- objectives met
- actions from previous management reviews
- legal / good practice developments

- Maintenance of records of management review
- Reporting on health and safety performance
- Feeding into action and development plans as part of continuous improvement
- Role of Boards, Chief Executive/Managing Director and Senior Managers.

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Organisations may (BENCHMARK) their health and safety performance against other organisations by comparing what:


- Accident rates with those organisations in the same industry which use similar business processes and experience similar risks.
and
- Management practices and techniques with other organisations in any industry to provide a different perspective and new insights on health and safety management systems.

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Name - Some of the Key performance indicators for reviewing an organisations overall health and safety performance:


- Assessment of the degree of compliance with health and safety system requirements
- Identification of areas where the health and safety system is absent or inadequate (those areas where further action is necessary to develop the total health and safety management system)
- Assessment of the achievement of specific objectives and plans
and
- Accident, ill health and incident data accompanied by analysis of both the immediate and underlying causes, trends and common features.

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Reviewing is the process of:


- Making judgements about the adequacy of performance
and
- Taking decisions about the nature and timing of the actions necessary to remedy deficiencies

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Where do the two main sources of reviewing information used to assist in the reviewing process come from?


- Monitoring
and
- Auditing activities

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What is the purpose of reviewing health and safety performance?
And
Where does the information come from?

- When performance is reviewed, judgements are made about it's adequacy and decisions are taken about how and when to rectify performance.
- The ACT part of the health and safety management system is needed by organisations to gauge whether the management system is working as intend.
- The information for review of performance comes from audits of Risk Control Systems (RCSs) and workplace precautions and from the measurement of activities
- As well as both external and internal influences e.g. New legislation, Reorganisation, or changes in current good practices etc.

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Items to be considered in reviews

Reviews will be wide ranging and may cover one specific area or a range of subjects.

What items should a review aim to include?

- evaluations of compliance with applicable legal and organisational requirements
- incident data, recommendations and actions plans from investigations
- inspections, surveys, tours and sampling
- absences and sickness and their analysis
- any reports on quality assurance and environmental protection reports
- audits results and implementation
- monitoring of data, records and reports
- communications from enforcing authorities and insurers
- any developments in legal requirements or best practice within the industry
- changed circumstances or processes
- benchmarking with other similar organisations
- complaints from neighbours, customers and the public
- whether health and safety objectives have been meet
- whether actions from previous reviews have been completed