Six areas you need to cover when you do an OHSAS 18001 audit on your company

Ashley Churchyard, Fsp Business, 13 Nov. 2014

Tags: ohsas 18001, ohsas 18001 audit, health and safety audit, health and safety management system

To ensure your company complies with the relevant OHS Act regulations, you need to maintain your health and safety standards. To do this, you need to implement a health and safety management system.

You also need to do a health and safety audit to assess your company’s compliance level.

The best system to do both is OHSAS 18001. It’s an internal standard for health and safety and can offer your company a wide range of benefits.

But when you use OHSAS 18001 to audit your company’s health and safety, you must check these six areas…


Your OHSAS 18001 audit must cover these six areas

Carry out the audit yourself to check your company follows your processes and management keeps all the relevant documents.
During the audit, you’ll assess:
1. Documentation control;
2. The records being kept;
3. Staff and management’s conformance to the system;
4. The implementation of operational controls;
5. How the system is working in each area of your organisation; and
6. Staff training requirements.
You can also hire someone from a certified body to carry out the audit. If you do, it’s important to check the auditing company’s accreditation. Otherwise, your certificate may be null and void.
After the audit, use your findings to create your management system.
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There are over 100 health and safety questions you need to ask to measure your health and safety system.
It would take you the entire day just to think of the 100 questions that you should be asking yourself when doing your internal audit.
And I know your next question…
What exactly ARE the 100 questions you should be answering?
And how do they determine if your health and safety system is compliant with the OHSAS18001 standards?
Stop fussing!
We have a solution that does all the thinking for you.

Here’s how to use these six audit checks to create your health and safety management system

Once you finish the audit, you can see what controls you need to put in place in relation to these six audit checks.
This will help you create an effective management system that targets your company’s weak spots.
So implement OHSAS 18001 in your company today and check these six areas when you do the audit.
For more advice on how to do an OHSAS 18001 audit yourself, check out the OHSAS 18001 Audit Kit.

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