This AS/NZS ISO 45001 audit checklist:
An essential part of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 OHS management systems standard is that an organization conducts internal AS/NZS ISO 45001 gap analysis audits at planned intervals. The purpose of these audits is to identify gaps and provide information as to whether the OHS management system conforms to the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 standard, its own OHS system, policy, objectives and whether the system is effectively implemented and maintained?
This AS/NZS ISO 45001 audit checklist covers all the requirements of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 occupational health and safety standard, as outlined below:
The AS/NZS ISO 45001 audit checklist rating system is graded from conformance to non-conformance, to convey a concise and consistent methodology for scoring each AS/NZS ISO 45001 audit criteria. There are also provisions within the audit checklist for the identification of opportunities for improvement, that can effectively contribute to the essential continual improvement processes of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 OHS management systems standard.
Note: Once this audit checklist is completed, it will detail all the findings, documents provided and issues observed, subsequently allowing the monitoring and review of any corrective actions that are needed.
The AS/NZS ISO 45001 audit checklist can be used to assess an organization’s compliance with the AS/NZS ISO 45001 standard at any stage of the implementation process, from initial planning to ongoing maintenance.
The checklist is divided into all the sections that correspond to the clauses of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 standard and each section includes a list of the specific requirements that must be met for the organization to be compliant.
The audit findings shall enable any required corrective actions to the AS/NZS ISO 45001 system and associated internal OHS audit processes to be communicated to the relevant interested parties.
Internal audit results are critical inputs that help to assess the effectiveness of a health and safety management system.
Note: Internal audits use risk-based thinking and the notion of continual improvement as the main drivers.
Under section 9.2 of the AS/NZS ISO 45001 standard an organization must conduct internal audits to provide information on whether the organization conforms:
Internal audits should be conducted at planned intervals to determine the status and importance of each process that comprises of the OHS management system.
The internal audit frequency should be based upon process performance trends, results from previous audits, rates of non-conformity, incidents, injuries and corrective actions.
Note: Once completed an internal audit report can also serve as ‘retained documented information’ as evidence of effective implementation of an audit program and compliance obligations.