Legal Compliance Audit
In order to check the monitoring corporate compliance with existing legislation and internationally acknowledged best practices in Occupational Safety & Health (OSH), Ergonomia has developed and implemented its own methodological tool.
The legal compliance audit of Ergonomia aims to identify any deviations from the requirements of the existing legislation and to determine the appropriate actions to be taken, in order for the facility to organizationally and technically comply with the existing legislative framework.
For this purpose, company records such as: licenses, certificates, employees licensing, training records, etc. are primarily inspected. The procedures and studies (environmental impact or written risk assessment) are also examined, while, at the same time, working practices and the electromechanical equipment are evaluated too.
The legal compliance audit applied by Ergonomia assists the company:
- In observance of the documentation required regarding OSH issues (written recommendations book, accidents book, assessment of occupational hazards, etc.) so the company can cope successfully to any control of the Labour Inspection.
- In acknowledgement of the potential risks which each worker has been exposed or can be exposed, using the internationally recognized method Job Safety Analysis.
- In assessing the safety of workplaces, by identifying potential hazards such as entrapment points in an emergency, hazard of falling from height and unsafe access to equipment and workspaces.
- In the suitability of the signage of workplaces, work equipment and machinery. The existence of signage and exclusive transit routes for vehicles in warehouses and production areas is also considered, so as to ensure safe movement of pedestrians employees.
- The evaluation from safety aspect of the installed electromechanical equipment. Unsafe conditions while using the equipment in accordance with the harmonized European Standards, European Directives on the safety of work equipment and machinery (Work Equipment and Machinery Directives) and the manuals of the manufacturers are also identified.
- In assessing the safe use of chemicals.
- In the general assessment of the procedures and methods aimed at prevention of accidents during hazardous work.
- In assessing the preparedness for emergency situations (earthquake, fire etc.).
- The overall assessment of the work environment for lighting, noise and dust levels in workplaces, in accordance with the legislative requirements and the European Standards.