Auditing of work health and safety (WHS) performance is conducted within the University on a two yearly cycle. A generic WHS management systems audit is conducted for all departments during the “even” years. During the “odd” years a more specific audit is conducted of those departments involved in working with known hazards such as chemicals, machinery, ionising radiation, biological hazards, field work, noise and use of contractors.
2012 WHS Audit
During the fourth quarter 2012 a general work health and safety audit will be conducted for all organisational units. The audit checks how well WHS is being managed within each organisational unit with reference to the University’s WHS policy and procedures. Details of these requirements are available on the WHS website.
The WHS audit involves interviews by an independent auditor with a cross-section of workers. Each interview takes 15 – 30 minutes. The audit questions are made available beforehand. The auditor may also seek to view evidence to validate particular answers.
WHS audit results and recommendations for improvements (where warranted) are provided afterwards to the Heads. Summary reports of the WHS audit results are provided for senior managers and governance committees.
For more information contact Jon D'Astoli.