Auditing Health & Safety Systems


Duration: 2-day course
Unit Standard: US5619

An essential part of effective health and safety management is the ability to review and evaluate performance and to identify and prioritise areas for improvement. An internal health and safety auditor needs good knowledge of key New Zealand health and safety management standards. They must also be able to plan and conduct an audit, document and report results.

This course is ideal for
• Internal auditors
• Safety advisers
• Other staff with responsibility for auditing or evaluation.

Unit Standard 5619 compulsory paper for the National Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety Level 4.

People undertaking this course are expected to have an understanding of quality systems and continuous improvement methodologies.


Trainees who complete this course will have knowledge and practical skills in the following areas:
• Health and safety management systems
• Auditing—definitions and jargon
• The Australia/New Zealand Standard 4801:2001 for health and safety management systems, and the role of auditing in this standard
• The ACC Partnership and WSMP Programmes
• How to assist in planning a health and safety management systems audit
• Auditing specific health and safety issues.

This course has one on-course assessment and one off-course assessment.


$850 + GST per student

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