Safety program audit management provides confidence to organizations that operational risks are measured through sufficient identification, control, monitoring and governance. Audits are conducted to better understand the safety management system and evaluate the level of compliance with internal requirements and external regulations. Such audits utilize audit protocols to understand problems to correct any deficiency before a loss or a compliance issue is experienced.
Safety auditing is conducted usually for the following reasons:
- Ensuring compliance to the requirements of internal, international, and industry standards & regulations, and customer requirements
- To determine the effectiveness of the implemented system in meeting specified objectives (safety, quality, environmental, financial)
- To explore opportunities for improvement
- To meet statutory and regulatory requirements
- To provide feedback to senior management
Compliance Versus Risk-Based Audting
There are two main channels of … Read more...