Mylan’s two API units in Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India have received the prestigious five-star grading from the recent Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit conducted by the British Safety Council (BSC). Both sites received this rating in the very first audit by the BSC.
The British Safety Council’s Five Star Occupational Health and Safety Audit provides organizations with a worldwide benchmark of their safety management systems against the current best practice to enable continual improvement. The audit measures performance against recognized Best Practice Indicators (leadership, stakeholder engagement, risk management, organizational health and safety culture and continual improvement), identifies areas of positive/negative practice and provides a structured approach toward continual improvement and best practice status.
The units underwent a detailed, quantified and objective evaluation of BSC’s occupational health and safety management system. The audit measured was performance against several key best practice indicators and the units achieved more than 92% score.
The Five Star Audit process outcome is determined by application of the British Safety Council’s quantified system of evaluation. The five sections of the audit are divided into 59 elements which attract a maximum numerical value of 5,000 points. Several of these elements are considered as essential components within a best practice safety management system, reflected by their inclusion within more than one section of the audit model. Throughout the audit, five best practice indicators are evaluated either as elements, or alternatively as scoring areas within other elements.
British Safety Council audit is a globally recognized and coveted audit across organizations. It is the highest rating that is awarded by British Safety Council to recognize the “best in class” in occupational health and safety management system.