It's important that you do a compliance audit in your workplace. This is a legal requirement of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).
But what exactly is a compliance audit?
A compliance audit is crucial as it helps you to assess the degree of compliance with requirements of the site-specific health and safety risk management system.
This will help you see how effective the system is in achieving its objectives.
You'll do the verification according to a testing plan, which includes all the items you must verify.
Your testing must give specifics that the auditor must verify, for example, what area it's in and who he'll do the verification with, says the Health & Safety Advisor.
When it isn't possible to verify each and every item, you need to do sampling. The higher the risk, the higher the sample percentage used.
You can verify through interviews, records and observations.
Make sure your compliance audit testing plan always looks at these six areas:
Make sure you keep and file the testing plan and all findings as working documents for future reference.
Don't forget to report on the audit findings. If you aren't too sure about this, check out this article.
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