Self-verification assurance assessment

Guidance and support for completing the self-verification assurance assessment

The annual self-verification assessment is used to provide a level of assurance about how effectively occupational health and safety is being managed, help improve performance and enable School and Service leadership to meet their H & S related roles and responsibilities.  

The assessment covers the following 4 key areas,

  • Leadership and culture,
  • Rules and policies,
  • Managing risks, 
  • Continuous improvement. 

The checklist should be completed annually by each School and Service.

The Head of the School or Service is responsible for ensuring the assessment is completed. They might ask managers or other members of staff to help coordinate the completion incuding seeking advice and opinion from their local SSA, Trade Union rep or other local Health and Safety groups or committees.

Self-verification timeline

A timeline of the end-to-end process for the self-verification assurance assessment.

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