Safety auditing

A health and safety management audit is a structured process of collecting independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of the total system and drawing up plans for corrective action. Auditing examines each stage in the H&S management system by measuring compliance with the controls the organization has developed, with the ultimate aim of assessing their effectiveness and their validity for the future.

As a company ISM have experts across a wide range of industries from Mining, Production, Automotive, Construction and many more. This enables us to give you an unsurpassed service of quality and professionalism.

So, whether you are looking to streamline your Workplace Safety Program, or you are looking to achieve international standardization with ISO 45001, then we are able to assist. Our dedicated team will be able to carry out Safety Compliance Audits, Safety Program Audits and Safety Management Audits.

Types of audits

  • 1. Safety Compliance Audit

    A Safety Compliance Audit is the most basic audit and is a compliance or condition inspection. OSHA/MSHA does not specifically require that companies conduct safety and health audits, but OSHA/MSHA regulations are written such that employers must furnish their employees with a place of employment that is free from recognized hazards and complies with certain OSHA/MSHA standards.

  • 2. Safety Program Audit

    To achieve a goal of reducing accidents and incidents as well as unsafe acts and conditions which result in accidents, you must have programs in place that dictate how to implement safety rules or requirements. A program audit is an analysis that gauges the implementation and strategy of these safety programs. Is the company following its own procedures and programs?

  • 3. Safety Management Audit

    The final step in a comprehensive safety audit is to evaluate and validate the effectiveness of, and management’s commitment to, safety compliance and programs, employee involvement, and risk control procedures. The management systems audit examines accountability, effectiveness of this implementation and how well the company’s health and safety program are integrated into the overall culture. A management systems audit integrates all three audit techniques, document review, interviews and workplace observation, to make these determinations. Finally, to make safety programs sustainable, they must be integrated into the company’s existing business practices.