Steyport Ltd (Health and Safety Management System Implementation)
Before having access to the Legislation Update Service (LUS), the Health and Safety Co-Ordinator at Steyport Ltd struggled to keep up to date with changing legislation. No formal system was in place in order to keep up with changes in law and new regulations, and no records were being kept of what laws were relevant to the Company. Searching through the websites of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM) was becoming too time-consuming and there was no guarantee a piece of law wouldn’t be missed. Consequently, the Company could not be sure they were fully compliant with health and safety law.
Newground’s approach and solution
The Legislation Update Service was suggested following a gap analysis for OHSAS 18001 certification as a way to comply with the Standard. Implementation of OHSAS 18001 is a goal for Steyport Ltd and using LUS would be a big step forward to achieving the Standard. The problems the Company were experiencing in terms of keeping up to date with changing legislation would also be alleviated.
How we made a difference
Following purchase of the Legislation Update Service, certification to OHSAS 18001 is now on the horizon for Steyport Ltd, after implementing an occupational health and safety management system. The Company received full support from one of our Consultants when building its legal register, ensuring it was bespoke to its needs.
The Company also make full use of the hazard identification system LUS offers, building it into the Company’s health and safety management system. This has allowed risk assessments to be linked and Steyport Ltd’s team of risk assessors have full access to LUS. Evaluation of compliance is carried out and the Health and Safety Co-Ordinator is now confident the Company is fully compliant with all health and safety law.