Thursday, October 18, 2007

Audit standards

The Department of Employment and Industrial Relations has developed an audit program that employers can access that allows employers to evaluate their performance against ten defined elements. Details of this standard are available from the Tri-safe management systems audit program (PDF, 342 KB).

Self-insurance audit standard
The Department of Employment and Industrial Relations is responsible for the administration of the occupational health and safety performance requirements for current and prospective self-insurers. This role includes the accreditation of self-insurer auditors, coordination of audits with self-insurers and reporting of audit findings to Q-COMP.

Employers seeking a self-insurance licence from Q-COMP are required to have an assessment of occupational health and safety performance as part of licence requirements.

An element of this assessment process is a requirement for an OHS management systems audit. The standards that this audit is conducted against are detailed in the The Workers’ Compensation Self Insurers Performance Criteria and Guidelines.

Audits conducted for the purposes of self-insurance licence requirements are conducted by auditors accredited by the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations. Persons wishing to become accredited can apply to the Department of Employment and Industrial Relations after addressing the requirements set out in the Self Insurance Accreditation Criteria.
Last updated October 17, 2006


ISO 19011:2002 provides guidance on the principles of auditing, managing audit programmes, conducting quality management system audits and environmental management system audits, as well as guidance on the competence of quality and environmental management system auditors.
It is applicable to all organizations needing to conduct internal or external audits of quality and/or environmental management systems or to manage an audit programme.
The application of ISO 19011 to other types of audits is possible in principle provided that special consideration is paid to identifying the competence needed by the audit team members in such cases.
Revision information
Revises: ISO 10011-1:1990
Revises: ISO 10011-2:1991
Revises: ISO 10011-3:1991
Revises: ISO 14010:1996
Revises: ISO 14011:1996
Revises: ISO 14012:1996


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