GAP Analysis: Why it is considered as a great holistic approach tool to health and safety for every employee, and for every business!
The purpose of GAP Analysis is to effectively map all possible risks and deficiencies associated with the operation of a building’s business structures and to the safety of its people, in order to avoid all kinds of hazardous situations.
Specifically, it is a specialized audit on both health and safety issues and on fire safety of facilities, operation and maintenance, as well as the existence of control and operational procedures to identify existing risks and to allow for the design of new procedures and processes. specific measures.
The Methodology consists of 3 very basic steps:
Stage 1: Initial meeting with facility managers to map and identify the needs and specific requirements that may exist (such as issues related to terrorist activity risks).
Stage 2: Initial control and mapping of the existing situation by browsing the worksites and communicating with the managers in order to gather information.
Stage 3: Specific data collection questionnaires are designed and controls plan and data collection implemented.
After successfully completing the 3 steps above, the task force analyzes and evaluates the findings by summarizing the risks and their impacts cumulatively. The results are presented in a final report by the task force, which not only recording the deficiencies but recommend specific optimization propositions.
In conclusion, GAP Analysis, as it incorporates different control areas, is an excellent tool for a holistic approach to the issues of health and safety of employees and third parties in any facility where it is implemented.