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An OHS Audit of your Management System is good business practice to determine how robust your safety management system is and where gaps may be present. It is pertinent from a financial and operational perspective to understand how your organisation can improve their safety performance to mitigate loss through injury and illness and ensure legal compliance.

At Safety for Life our AS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management System Audit services are conducted only by RABQSA accredited OHS Auditor. You can be guaranteed that your OHS management system will be thoroughly assessed and audit results are presented in a detailed Audit Report.

Occupational health and safety auditing is a term used to describe a wide range of assessments that are conducted for various purposes. Firstly, it may be to gain certification to a standard. Secondly, to demonstrate that the business has a system in place to assure clients that there is a high level of commitment to safety in the workplace and that the existing safety management system meets the requirements of AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems.

It is good management practice to develop a company safety management system on a known standard that provides a structure framework.

With any system, the only way to ensure that the management system and process is effective is to ensure that the conduct of the audit is undertaken in a structured way. All organisations should establish an internal audit program to evaluate the effectiveness of their procedures and processes used to meet WHS Legislation. The internal audit program is also recognised as best practice within AS/NZS 4801 OHS Management Systems. The internal audit program should be supported by senior management and consulted with the Safety Committee.

As there are a variety of audit standards and depending upon which audit your business is in need of, then the audit tool used will be dependent on the type of audit required.

Our professional Auditors will utilise the audit tool of your choice. Should auditing of your OHS Management Systems be new to the business then we can assist you to establish an internal audit schedule and provide advise on training options so that the business can self manage internal audits.

Audit Types

Our AS 4801 Safety Audits are conducted to determine the effectiveness of the existing Safety Management System and to identify the strengths and opportunities for improvements of workplace health and safety compliance and risk management. To ensure a quality audit of your occupational health and safety management system your services will be conducted by a RABQSA Principal Auditor.

Desktop Audits aims to provide a cost effective service to clients who want an independent review on critical parts of their OHS Management System documentation.

OHS Compliance Audit is a quick and relative inexpensive snapshot of the level of compliance with either internal and or statutory WHS legal requirements.

Specific Topic Audits
On another level, a series of specific audits can be conducted to examine and assess individual, discrete components of the Safety Management System, which may include, but not limited to the following audit types:

  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Workplace Rehabilitation and Injury Management
  • Incident Reporting and Investigations
  • Hazardous Manual Tasks
  • Bullying & Harassment
  • Hazard & Risk Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Plant and Equipment

Our AS 4801 OHS Audit services of your Management System will support your risk management, safety compliance and continuous improvement processes.

To obtain a quotation for the undertaking of an OHS Management System audit for your workplace, please Contact Us today!

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