ASK-EHS - OHS Audits simplified
OHS audits target identiﬁcation of strengths and weaknesses within an OHS Program operating in a workplace to ascertain eﬀectiveness of OHS policy, plan and execution in areas such as responsibility, authority and accountability with the help of hazard identiﬁcation and risk control, training, communication and such other measures. The ﬁnal steps in the health and safety management control cycle are auditing and performance review. Organizations need to be able to reinforce, maintain and develop the ability to reduce risks. The ‘feedback loop’ produced by this ﬁnal stage in the process enables them to do this and to ensure continued eﬀectiveness of the health and safety management system.