The importance of auditing | IMPAC health and safety
27 August, 2018 | News
A health and safety management system gives you the framework you need to monitor and improve performance in any area you choose.
The Institute of Directors, ISO 45001, and various other bodies give guidance towards what a management system could include. Having the management system audited internally and externally assures management that what they have set out to achieve is actually being done.
It also provides a proactive chance to identify opportunities for improvement. Auditing is one of the most valuable tools for management to be kept informed about the actual status of their health and safety management system.
An internal health and safety auditor must be able to plan and conduct an audit, document, and report results. Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash.
Do you need to audit your health and safety systems?
We’ll be rolling out our new Auditing Health and Safety Systems course in early September.
This intensive course will cover the newly released ISO 19011:2018 auditing guidelines, and participants will learn how to develop and audit in accordance with ISO 45001 (the new internationally recommended health and safety standard), WorkSafe’s SafePlus, and/or your organisation’s own health and safety management system.
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; you’ll learn to do all of this on our course.
The course will equip participants with auditing principles and processes relevant to occupational health and safety audits. We’ll do this by sharing the latest local and global auditing and health and safety management system information.
Keen to know more?
View the complete description on our website to discover who the course is ideal for, and what objectives it covers, or call our team on 0800 246 722 to discuss if Auditing Health & Safety Systems is the right fit for you.