It is essential for modern organisations to have Safety Management Systems in place and to effectively audit them in a way that’s organised, systematic and that also adds value.
This 2 day course will assist auditors, particularly those who audit internally against structured safety management systems, to do so from a risk and process-based perspective to check for Effectiveness, Conformance and identify Improvement opportunities. This programme is applicable to both the private and public sector.
Describe the purpose of a Safety management system.
Understand the structure and key requirements of ISO standards and OH&S regulations.
Interpret requirements of standards and regulations in the context of an audit.
Describe the role of the internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems.
Understand the different types of audits.
Describe the roles and responsibilities of auditors and lead auditors.
Plan and conduct an audit in accordance with ISO 19011, demonstrating ability to plan and prepare effectively
Gather objective evidence, through effective interviewing, observation, sampling and note taking.
Analyse and interpret information in order to determine conformance with requirements, effectiveness, and areas for improvement.
Report the audit, including writing valid, factual and value-adding audit reports.
Undertake audit follow-up activities, including evaluating the effectiveness of corrective actions.
Professionally liaise with external auditors.
Day 1 (summary)
Management Systems & Quality Management Systems – Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle
Structure of ISO standards for example ISO 45001
Understanding process management
Audit objectives – Auditing conformance, effectiveness and improvement
Scheduling of the audit programme on key processes and not areas of the Standard
Audit preparation – understanding the organisation and its key processes
Checklists, Audit plans, Productive meetings (Opening Meetings)
Day 2 (summary)
Carrying out the audit…
Teamwork Collecting information Communications
Human behaviour Audit sampling Audit findings
Evaluating the effectiveness of the Quality System in addition to conformance audits
Virtual / Live Audit – Participants put into practice what they learned on Days 1 and 2.
Writing the audit report – Taking corrective action – Management of the audit programme.