H&S Diploma. Exec. Summary

Executive Summary
This report has been compiled to evaluate the Health and Safety Management System at Lockheed Martin (LMUK IS) against the requirements of OHSAS 18001, to identify areas of non-compliance with legislation and the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and to make recommendations for preventative and corrective actions necessary for improvement. Additionally to conduct risk assessments of the two most significant hazards and identify measures to ensure all statutory requirements are met.

Lockheed’s Health and Safety Management system is certified to the requirements of OHSAS 18001. The British Standards Institute (BSI) has been used for external verification of the management system against the requirements of the standard. Lockheed are subject to surveillance audits by BSI annually to ensure the requirements for certification are maintained. It is vital however that the management system is maintained internally and proactive measures continue to be used to ensure all aspects of the system are subject to regular interrogation against the requirements of the standard.

The system is developed, robust and mature, there are however a number of areas for improvement particularly with regard to the implementation and operation areas of the system.

Training requirements necessary to meet legislative requirements must be identified and the training provided as a high priority. Improvements must also be made to the tracking of non-conformities and additional issues raised to ensure effective closure, this will allow effective lessons to be learnt and also boost staff confidence.

Driving on company business is a significant hazard in any work environment due to the potential for loss of life and damage to property. It is essential that to meet the requirements of the law that work related journeys are avoided where possible, work related journeys are undertaken safely, staff are fit and competent to drive safely and vehicles are fit for purpose and in a...