Course Overview

Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Management System auditing is an independent appraisal function undertaken by an organisation to examine and evaluate its activities. The objective of HSE auditing is to provide information to those in management in support of decision making and to assist members of the organisation in the effective discharge of their responsibilities. To this end, HSE auditing may furnish the organisation with analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, or information concerning the activities reviewed the adequacy and effectiveness of the organisation’s system of HSE control, and the quality of performance. The information furnished to different members of the organisation may vary in format and detail, depending upon the requirements and requests of those commissioning the audit(s).

Throughout the world HSE auditing is performed in diverse environments and within organisations which vary in purpose, size, and structure. In addition, the laws and customs within various countries differ from one another. These differences may affect the practice of HSE auditing in each environment. The implementation of these standards, therefore, will be governed by the environment in which the HSE auditing function carries out its assigned responsibilities. Conformance with the concepts enunciated by the standards is essential before the responsibilities of HSE auditors can be met.

Course Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

Analyse and document workplace hazards.

Perform workplace safety inspection.

Learn how to investigate, analyse and document a workplace accident.

Plan, conduct, report, and lead audits of environmental, health and safety management system.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for environmental, safety and quality management system specialists. 

Course Content

· Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on HSE management system model to discuss the HSE international standards.

· Employ HSE policy and identify the components of HSE management system (HSEMS) structure.

· Analyse the hierarchy of HSE documents and recognise the responsibilities of HSEMS.

· Identify the elements of the HSE management system model and be able to know their features and functions.

· Carry out latest control methodology including job hazard analysis, change analysis, process hazard analysis, phase hazard analysis and describe the hierarchy of hazard controls.

· Identify the auditor’s ethics & standards of conduct and be able to recognise their importance in safety auditing, hazard identification & site inspection.

· Improve audit program design & management taking consideration the protocols, checklists and guidelines needed for its planning & implementation.

· Conduct audit engagement by observing the pre-audit activities, on-site-activities and post-audit activities.

· Discuss the audit of internal control systems including the process of preparing, coordinating, directing and obtaining feedback as well as the audit of regulatory aspects & requirements and recognise the audit of process operations, environmental impacts and the related control technology.

· Determine the auditor personal qualities and communication including the attitude, adaptability, determination and leadership.

· Plan & conduct a site inspection and manage and effective inspection program.