OH&S 18001 Audit check list

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4 OH&S management system requirements

  • 4.1 General requirements

  • 4.1 The organisation shall have a OH&S Management system and is it maintained to the requirements of the Standard

  • The organisation shall documented Scope of its OH&S Management system - show me the scope

4.2 OH&S policy

  • 4.2 The top management will defined and authourised the organisations OH&S policy and does it contain the required parts as defined in OH&S 18001 - show me the current Policy

4.3 Planning

  • 4.3.1 Hazard identification, risk assessment and determining controls

  • The organisation shall have a procedure for the ongoing hazard identification, risk assessment and necessary controls - show me the procedure for risk assessments

  • What procedure takes into account requirements listed in OH&S 18001

  • How has the organisation defined the methodology for risk assessment

  • How does the organisation consider reducing risk using the heirarchy of control

  • Show me the documented risk assessments for the key activities on site - check review date

  • How does the organisation ensure that risks and controls are taken into account when establishing, implementing and maintaining the management system

  • 4.3.2 Legal and other requirements

  • How does the organisation establish, implement and maintain a prodeure for identifying and accessing legal and other requirements

  • How does the organisation ensure that legal and other requirements are taken into account in establishing, implementing and maintaining the Magaement system

  • How is this information kept up to date

  • How does the organisation communicate this information to persons workinig under the control of the organisation and other interested parties

  • 4.3.3 Objectives and Targets

  • What objectives and targets have been established and implemented within the organisation

  • How are the objectives measured to be consistant with the policy

  • How are legal requirements taken into account when setting objectives

  • What programme is in place to ensure the achievement of the objectives including responsibilities and time frame

  • How are the objectives reviewed to ensure achievment

4.4 Implementation and operation

  • 4.4.1 Resource, Roles , responsibilities, accountability and authority

  • How does top management take responsibility for the management system

  • How does the top management demonstrate its commitment to the management system - available resource, defined roles and allocated responsibilities

  • Who is appointed to top management with the specific reposibility of OH&S, maintenance of the management system and ensuring the reports on performance are persented to top management

  • How is the identitiy of the top management appointee made available to the organisation

  • How do those with management responsibility demonstrate their commitment to the continual improvement of the management system performance

  • How does the organisation ensure that persons in the workplace take responsibility for aspects of OH&S.

  • 4.4.2 Competence, training and awareness

  • How does the organisation ensure that persons performing tasks that can impact the OH&S system are trained and competent

  • How is training identified, evaluated and records retained.

  • What procedures does the organisation have regarding awareness of consequences of their work activities, their behaviour regarding OH&S

  • What procedures does the organisation have regarding awareness of the policy and procedures including emergancy and response requirements

  • How do training procedures account for different levels of responsibility, understanding and risk

4.4.3 Communication, participation and consultation

  • 4.4.3.1 Communication

  • What procedure for internal communciation to be carried out to cover all levels of the business

  • What is the procedure for communciation with contractors and visitors

  • What is the procedure for recieving, documenting and responding to communication from external interested parties

  • 4.4.3.2 Participation and consultation

  • What procedure(s) does the organisation have for the particitaption of workers by their involvement hazard identification, risk assessment and determination of controls

  • what procedure(s) does the organisation have for the particitaption of workers by their involvement in incident investigation

  • what procedure(s) does the organisation have for the particitaption of workers by their involvement in the development and review of policies and objectives

  • what procedure(s) does the organisation have for the particitaption of workers through consultaion due to changes that affect their OH&S

  • what procedure(s) does the organisation have for the particitaption of workers through representation on OH&S matters

  • what procedure(s) does the organisation have for the consultation with contractors where there are changes that affect their OH&S

  • How does the organisation ensure that relevnt external interested third parties are consulted about pertinent OH&S matters

4.4.4 Documentation

  • The OH&S management system shall include the policy and objectives - show me

  • The OH&S management system shall include a description of the scope - show me

  • The OH&S management system shall include a description of the main elements and their interaction, and reference to related documents - show me

  • The OH&S management system shall include documents including records required by OHSAS standard - show me

  • The OH&S management system shall include documents including records determined by the organisation to be nesscessary to ensure the efective planning, operation and control of processes - show me

  • 4.4.5 Control of documents

  • What procedures does the organisation have to approve documents for adequcy prior to issue

  • What procedures does the organisation have to review and update and re-approve documents.

  • What procedures does the organisation have to ensure changes and the current revision status of documents are identified.

  • What procedures does the organisation have to ensure the revlevent versions of applicable documents are available at point of use.

  • What procedures does the organisation have to ensure that documents remain legible and readily identifiable

  • What procedures does the organisation have to ensure that documents of an external origin determined by the organisation to be necessary for the planning and operationa of the OH&S management system are identified and their distribution is controlled.

  • What procedures does the organisation have to prevent the unitended use of oboslete documents and apply suitable identification to them if they are retained for any purpose.

  • 4.4.6 Operational control

  • How does the organisation determine those operations and activities that are associated with the identified hazard where the implementation of controls is necessary to manage OH&S risks and management of change

  • How does the organisation maintain operational controls that are applicaable to its activities

  • How does the organisation integrate those operational controls into its management system

  • How does the organisation maintain control related to purchased goods equipment and services

  • How does the organisation maintain control related to contractors and other visitors to the workplace

  • How does the organisation maintain documented procedures to cover situations where their absnce could lead to deviations from the OH&S policy and objectives

  • How does the organisation maintain stipulated operating criteria where their absence could lead to deviations from the OH&S policy and objectives

4.4.7 Emergency preparedness and response

  • What procedures does the organisation have regarding the identification of the potential for emergency situations

  • What procedures does the organisation have regarding response to such emerency situations

  • How does the oragnisation respond to actual emergency situations to prevent or mitigate associated adverse OH&S consequences

  • How does the organisation take into account the needs of relevent interested parties.

  • When does the organisation periodically test its procedure to respond to emergency situations.

  • When was the last review of the emergency preparedness and response procedure

4.5 Checking

  • 4.5.1 Performance Measuring and monitoring

  • What procedures does the organisation have in place to monitor and measure the OH&S performance

  • How does the organsiation provide qualitative and quantitative measure appropriate to the needs of the organisation

  • How does the organsiation provide monitoring of the extent to which the organisation's OH&S ojectives are met

  • How does the organsiation provide monitoring for the effectiveness of controls for health and safety

  • How does the organsiation provide proactive measures of performance that monitor conformance with OH&S programmes, controls and operational criteria

  • How does the organisation provide reactive measures of performance that monitor ill health, incidents and other historical evidence of deficient OH&S performance.

  • How does the organsiation provide recording of data and results of monitoring or measurement sufficent to facilitate subsequent corrective and preventative action analysis

  • What procedures does the organisation have for the calibration and maintenance of equipment used for monitoring and measuring

  • What records does the organisation keep with regards to calibration and maintenace acivities

  • 4.5.2 Evaluation of compliance

  • 4.5.2.1 What procedure does the organisation have for the periodical evaluation of compliance with applicable legal requirements

  • What records does the organisation keep of those periodic evaluations

  • 4.5.2.2 How does the organisation evaluate compliance with other requirements to which it subscribes

  • What records does the organisation keep of those periodic evaluations of other requirements

4.5.3 Incident investigation, nonconformity, corrective action and preventive action

  • 4.5.3.1 Incident investigation

  • 4.5.4 Control of records
    4.5.5 Internal audit
    4.6 Management review

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