• Number of reported accidents and incidents: Accident is an unexpected event that results
in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Incident is an unexpected event that does
not result in injuries, ill-health or damage of property. Accidents and incidents records
can be used to determine how many accidents or incidents are happening at a rate. The
accident rate and incident rate of the organization can be compared to the organization’s
performance in previous years.
A safety audit focuses on management system;
An audit should be systematic, objective and critical.
The aim of both safety audit and safety inspection is to ensure that work is being carried out safely as
• .. For example, an organization can conduct an audit to determine if the organization has
an effective safety inspection.
• Managing risk is key to the implementation of robust health and safety
management systems, compliance with regulations and other requirements.
Based on the scenario the organization has implemented some risk control
measures to ensure that those working from home are safe.
• These includes
➢ The organization has developed a written procedure on the best practice for home
working including workstation set-up in a home working environment
➢ The organization is making use of wide spread use of technology to enable remote
home working, including video-conferencing facilities for business meetings and
➢ The management team have also advised that each department should schedule a
short 30 minutes computer based meetings at least on a weekly basis with the
intention to help workers maintain social contact with their colleagues
➢ It was also stated the organization has conducted specific virus risk assessments for
➢ Employees adherence to government regulations to work from home
As a Health and Safety professional I think these risk control measures are acceptable
but additional and further controls could be implemented to ensure that these risk
management tools are being implemented by the workers working from home.
➢ The scenario didn’t mentioned how employees working from home are going to
control family and visitors from the spread of the virus. Even though the organization
has developed procedures it should highlight on how staff working from home can
control their visitors and family from infecting them while working from home by the