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health and safety management system audit opening meeting

Health and Safety Management System AuditOpening Meeting

Auditor: (insert name)

Audit Team: (insert team members)

(insert audit dates)

  • The purpose is to complete a health and safety management system audit of (insert faculty/school/workplace) against the ‘QUT National Health and Safety Audit Tool’ and Queensland’s ‘Performance Criteria and Guidelines for Workplace Health and Safety Reports for Self-Insurers’
national audit tool elements
National Audit Tool Elements
  • Audits of management systems are undertaken by auditors using the following five major headings as outlined in the ‘QUT National Health and Safety Audit Tool’:
      • Health and Safety Policy
      • Planning
      • Implementation
      • Measurement and Evaluation
      • Management Review
performance benchmark
Performance Benchmark
  • Elements 1, 2, 4 and 5 are addressed by yes / no answer format, whilst in Element 3, a ‘Level of Achievement’ is required:
  • Each topic under Element 3 is given a weighting ranging from 3-12, and a score is calculated by multiplying the level achieved by the weighting figure.
  • A minimum achievement of 70% of the available score is required in order to meet a minimum acceptable standard.
continuous improvement
Continuous Improvement
  • AS/NZS 4801: Occupational health and safety management systems – Guidance with specifications for use; continuous improvement model






audit objectives
Audit Objectives
  • There are two objectives:
    • To ascertain compliance with the requirement of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland’s performance benchmark; and
    • To provide QUT with a meaningful report.
the audit process
The Audit Process
  • There are three phases of the audit process:
    • Document review;
    • Management, staff (professional and academic) and student interviews; and
    • Workplace inspections.
example workplace inspections
Example: Workplace Inspections
  • Hazard
    • Chemical decanted into unlabelled spray container.
  • Management System Failure
    • The workplace inspection program may not be detecting the issue.
    • The inspection checklist may not clearly identify a section to check labelling of containers.
    • Staff conducting the inspection may not know to look for unlabelled containers.
    • Managers and employees may not be aware of health and safety requirements for unlabelled containers.
benefits of the health and safety audit
Benefits of the Health and Safety Audit
  • A comprehensive report on your Health and Safety Management System;
  • Clear identification of strengths and areas for improvement together with recommendations for improvement; and
  • A CD containing a presentation of the auditor’s findings together with the audit report.


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