This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct an internal work health and safety (WHS) audit or an external WHS audit under the guidance of a lead auditor.
This unit applies to the auditing of a systematic approach to managing WHS, which may or may not be formalised as part of a WHS management system, and can be against internal or external benchmarks. It involves systematic examination against audit criteria to determine conformance to planned arrangements for the management of WHS.
It applies to personnel required to conduct a WHS audit. A WHS audit may be conducted by an individual or by a team and may be concurrent with other management system audits or conducted as a standalone exercise.
This unit does not cover evaluation of the organisation’s overall WHS performance, which is addressed in BSBWHS604 Evaluate the WHS performance of organisations.
NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State/Territory OHS legislative requirements.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Regulation, Licensing and Risk – Work Health and Safety
|Supersedes and is equivalent to BSBWHS606A - Conduct a WHS audit||Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages||24/Mar/2015|
|Is superseded by and equivalent to BSBWHS614 - Conduct a WHS audit under the guidance of a lead auditor||29/Aug/2019|
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