Instructions

Use this quiz for a quick and simple assessment of how well you are managing health and safety. You can score your organisation against each of the following statements this diagnosis can be carried out by an individual or small team and is not based on any preconceived management structure. 
0 -  nothing in place to show this occurs 
1 -  little evidence exists to show this occurs and it is likely to be overcooked on many occasions 
2 - some evidence exists that things are in place but there are significant gaps in implementation. 
3 - a fair amount of evidence exists but there is still some way to go until everything is in place
4 -  a significant amount of evidence is in place to demonstrate this occurs but more could be done to ensure that it will happen on a consistent basis
5 -  there is significant evidence to demonstrate this occurs and you have confidence that appropriate actions will occur when needed.

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* 1. We have a formal health and safety policy that sets clear responsibilities goals and objectives for all parts of the organisation

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* 2. We have a health and safety plan that shows what we are trying to achieve and we have communicated this to employees

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* 3. We have provided adequate resources to implement our health and safety plan

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* 4. We have reviewed our legislation obligations for health and safety and checked that we comply with that

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* 5. Employees are consulted about health and safety and involved in identifying and resolving health and safety issues

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* 6. Our organisation has identified all workplace hazards and has reduced the risk associated with these hazards to an acceptable level

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* 7. All of our employees including supervises and manages are trained in the health and safety requirements relevant to their position

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* 8. We have an induction process that ensures the health and safety of our new employees

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* 9. We have developed documented work procedures for all hazardous tasks and we monitor and enforce compliance with them

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* 10. We have appropriate first aid resources that meet the needs of our organisation

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* 11. We record any injuries and incidents and investigate the cause to prevent recurrence

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* 12. We have identified possible emergency situations that may occur and have trained our employees in the procedures to respond to them

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* 13. We conduct regular inspections of our workplace to identify hazards and to check that our hazard control measures are working

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* 14. We specify our health and safety requirements when purchasing goods or using services of contractors

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* 15. We have obtained current safety data sheets for all chemicals we use and we make them available in the workplace

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* 16. We have a health and safety manual that includes our safe work procedures and these are known and used by employees

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* 17. The materials we use are stored safely to minimise manual handling and to prevent spills or undesirable chemical reactions

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* 18. We maintain our plant and equipment according to the schedule and keep records

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* 19. We regularly audit our organisations health and safety management system and review the results

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* 20. We have a process to collect,file and retain our health and safety records

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