Ealth & Safety Management ( Initial Status Review )

Assessment Task:

You have been commissioned as an independent consultant to help advise a CONSTRUCTION company on their health and safety management practices in line with possible certification to OHSAS 18001.
As part of this work you are required to provide the company with specific advice on their current management system through the use and critical analysis of an Initial Status Review (ISR). In addition they have requested information on the development of their management system in line with OHSAS 18001 which can be used by the company to help them manage their legal obligations towards the health, safety and welfare of the employees.

Task 1: Literature Review and Research:

i. Review your chosen case study company, with respect to the details of the company processed, their activities in relation to H&S and their current Health and Safety Policy Statement / Management System
ii. Review the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and associated legislation which affects your chosen company
iii. Review possible methods for undertaking Initial Status Reviews

Task 2: Using a technique of your choice undertake an Initial Status
Review (ISR) of the current management of Health and safety within the company.

Task 3: Evaluate the current company Health and Safety Policy Statement,
making and discussing recommendations for change.

Task 4: Based on your ISR results, outline a project plan for the company
to address certification to OHSAS1 18001.

Task 5: Critically reflect and evaluate the use of initial status reviews,
within the framework of developing a health and safety management system.

Task 6: Produce a detailed report (3000 words), covering the above.

An outline report format and the company policy statement that must be used for Task 3 is contained in the appendix to this assignment.