What are Safety Audit ?
Audit is a systematic and, wherever possible, independent examination to determine whether activities and related results conform to planned arrangements and whether these arrangements are implemented effectively and are suitable to achieve the organization’s policy and objectives.
(BS8800: 1996 Guide to Occupational health and safety management systems)
The health and safety management audit our members adopted is a structured process of collecting independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the total H&S management system and drawing up plans for corrective action.
Auditing examines each stages in the H&S management system by measuring compliance with the controls the organisation has developed, with the ultimate aim of assessing their effectiveness and their validity for the future.
(Successful H&S Management, HS(G)65)
4 Ways of Safety Audit
Now let us audit a facility. It is a part of Safety Professionals job to coordinate and involved in audit. Let us find some details regarding audit.
Safety Audit is a systematic critical and thorough examination of Health and safety management system.
- Pre audit Preparation
- During audit
- Post audit
- Methods of collecting factual information by auditor.
- Checking the safety document
- Inspecting the employer & employees