Occupational health and safety (OHS) auditing is a term used to describe a wide range of assessments that can be undertaken for a variety of different purposes. An OHS management system is a planned, documented and verifiable method of managing safety hazards. What makes it a system is the deliberate linking and flow of processes that creates an intentional way of managing OHS matters. Audits are conducted to determine the effectiveness of management systems and to identify the strengths and opportunities for improvements.
Some common types of safety audits:
- Compliance auditing
- Harzard Identification Audits such as
- Electrical, Work environment, Plant , Noise , Substances,Confined Spaces , Heights , Manual Tasks