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Successful companies need to understand how to conduct an internal self-assessment (audit) of their safety management system (SMS) performance on a periodic (annual) basis. They need to understand the basic concepts of establishing a protocol, reviewing documentation, interviewing people, observing field conditions, writing the report, etc. This workshop will focus on AS 4801 and OHSAS 18001 but is generally applicable to understanding how to evaluate and improve safety performance. A typical SMS consists of elements including Leadership & Accountability, Risk Assessment & Management, Asset Integrity, and other critical elements, including the need to periodically evaluate the system to drive improvement.
The target audience includes safety and facility managers, supervisors, engineers, and others involved in defining, operating, managing, and evaluating safety management systems.
The objective of the class is to train attendees to implement the expectation of a self assessment including:
- Understanding the key aspects of the elements of a typical SMS including expectations of Internal Reviews for AS 4801 and OHSAS 18001
- How to conduct and document effective audits
- Auditing planning, delivery, and reporting
- Evaluating SMS effectiveness against risks
- Establishing an improvement plan
This is a popular class on how to conduct an audit for petroleum, petrochemical and chemical facilities. Included is an overview of proven safety management strategies and technologies for risk reduction. The class has practical group exercises covering a variety of applications.