Industrial disasters cause pain, suffering, death, financial loss, and loss of commercial reputation. Organizations, as a minimum requirement, must demonstrate compliance with health, safety and environmental ‘HSE’ legal requirements. They should also demonstrate compliance with their own HSE Management System.
An essential part of any HSE-MS is to provide some means of measuring performance against these requirements and to provide feedback for management review. The HSE Audit and site inspections are essential elements in providing this function. Auditors, whether experienced or new need to have the necessary experience in HSE to conduct an effective audit.
- Appreciate the ABCD approach to audit
- Describe the Company’s HSE Management System Elements
- Understand the role of risk assessment and risk management
- Develop a plan and implement vertical and horizontal audit systems
- Be aware of approaches such as HS(G)65, OHSAS 18000, ISO 14000, and ISO 45001
- Carry out effective site inspections to sample behavioral and physical aspects of the site and its workers
- Measure improvements in safety culture
- Describe the role of projects HSE reviews
- Be able to prepare audit reports