An environmental health and safety audit (HSE Audit) is a structured process of collecting independent information on the efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability of the total system and drawing up plans for corrective action. HSE audits examine each stage in the occupational health and safety (OHS) management system by measuring compliance with the controls the organization has developed, with the ultimate aim of assessing their effectiveness and their validity for the future.
The delivery of environmental health and safety (EHS) audits at Applus+ can be broken down into four key stages:
Environmental health and safety (EHS) audits are applicable to all businesses, in all industry and business sectors.
The EHS audits delivered by Applus+ helps a company:
OHS management systems can be subject to examination by external stakeholders, including independent audit organisations, customers or enforcing authorities.
However, environmental health and safety (EHS) audits are also undertaken internally (first-party audits), often forming part of a 'self-declaration of conformity'.