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Safety Audits & Site Inspection

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Most organizations now have implemented an HSE Management System. An essential part of any HSE-MS is to provide some means of measuring performance and to provide feedback for management review. The HSE Audit and site inspections are essential elements in providing this function. Auditors, whether experiences or new need to have the necessary experience in HSE to conduct an effective audit. This course will help the delegates to prepare and conduct effective company and contractors HSE audits, enhance their background for relevant HSE issues. They will also gain necessary skills in carrying out physical site inspections and prepare HSE audit reports.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Describe the company’s HSE management system elements
  • Understand the role of risk assessment and risk management
  • Develop a plan and implement vertical and horizontal audit systems
  • Carryout effective site inspections to sample behavioral and physical aspects of the site and its workers
  • Describe the role of projects HSE reviews
  • Prepare audit reports

Course Outline

Day 1

Introduction to Safety Audits and Inspections

  • Introduction to risk assessment and risk management
  • Working with contractors and other organizations
  • What should HSE Management System cover
  • Types of HSE Management Systems:
  • Elements of HSE - Management Systems
  • Projects Health, Safety & Environmental Plans - Mechanism for audit and review for each stage of the project

Day 2

Elements of HSE Management Systems

  • HSE Policy - Elements of HSE policy statements
  • Types of self-audit systems
  • Proprietary HSE audit software systems
  • Quantitative audit systems

Proactive and Reactive Monitoring of Performance

  • Measurement techniques
  • Advanced Audit techniques

Day 3

Behavioral Safety

  • Motivation and employee involvement
  • Development of positive safety culture
  • What is safety culture
  • How to promote safety culture
  • How to measure safety culture
  • Behavioral Safety and employee’s involvement
  • Selection of outcome indicators

Day 4

Inspection and Observation Procedures

  • Engineering integrity
  • Site inspections and observation techniques
  • The Safety Case Concept
  • Specific audit/inspection systems: fire protection and site activities
  • Permit-to-work systems
  • Preparation of audit reports and action plans

Day 5

Emergency Preparedness

  • Elements of an emergency plan
  • Auditing emergency plans
  • Procedures for preparing action plans

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course is intended for experience and new auditors linked to the organization’s HSE MS, managers, supervisors and personnel responsible for HSE functions and individuals responsible for controlling contractors.


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