Audit tools are to assist in the assessment of occupational safety and health management systems.
In accordance with the Public Sector Commissioner's Circular 2018-20: Code of Practice: Occupational Safety and Health in the Western Australian Public Sector, CEOs in Western Australia are required to ensure that an assessment of their agency’s occupational safety and health management system has been completed within the past five years, using a recognised assessment tool such as the WorkSafe Plan.
In view of the above requirement, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to consider seeking formal recognition of your agency’s occupational safety and health system, by applying for a WorkSafe Plan certificate of achievement.
The WorkSafe Plan is an assessment process that rates safety and health management systems and directs attention to areas that could be improved. The WorkSafe Plan provides a systematic way of measuring how well it is being managed.
The WorkSafe Plan is not intended to replace other safety management system audit tools but is complementary to them which provide opportunities for joint certification for the following Occupational Health and Safety Management System certification standards: National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool; AS/NZS 4801:2001; OHSAS 18001:2007; and SafetyMAP.
National Self Insurer Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Audit Tool
In 2005, a multi-jurisdictional working party of regulatory bodies under the Heads of Workers' Compensation Authorities was formed to develop an occupational health and safety audit program and a set of audit guidelines that were agreed at a national level, the National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool. The National Self Insurer OHS Audit Tool defines the criteria that relevant Regulators will use within their jurisdictions to assess OHS Management Systems of Self-insurers.
Safety Management Achievement Program (SafetyMAP)
SafetyMAP is an audit tool that provides the means to undertake an independent audit and review of an organisation's health and safety management system.
- SafetyMAP (PDF)
Australian/New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 4801:2001 Occupational health and safety management systems- Specification with guidance for use.
This standard specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, to enable an organisation to formulate a policy and objectives taking into account legislative requirements and information about hazards or risks.
Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007
This specification provides requirements and guidelines for an occupational health and safety management system, to enable an organisation to control its occupational health and safety risks and improve its performance.