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Before conducting a health and safety audit, you should hold an opening, otherwise known as a 'pre-audit', meeting. In it, you should include at least one management representative and health and safety representative (from the relevant department or section of the workplace you'll be auditing).
The purpose of this meeting is so that the auditor can explain the scope of the audit.
Within this scope, the method, process and schedule will be discussed.
The audit schedule will consist of an order of events. In other words, the various phases in collecting relevant information for the audit.
For example, the auditor will set aside specific times of the audit day for interviews with employees as well as for observations.
*Once all this has been explained in the opening meeting, you're ready to conduct the audit.
Planning is vital to a successful health and safety audit, and that's why it's highly recommended that every business conducts a pre-audit meeting.
But now that you've got the preparation part sorted, it's now time for you to actually conduct your health and safety audit.
So to learn useful tips and steps for when conducting a health and safety audit, flip over to Chapter H 06
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