Successfully managing the risk of accidents and injuries, for many organizations, means going beyond legal compliance. Safety management system audits are used by leading organizations worldwide to benchmark their safety management system against best practice processes. An audit objectively, and in detail, evaluates an organization’s occupational health and safety management system, identifying areas of strength and weakness, and supports a structured continuous improvement approach going forward. A safety audit, by denition:

• Provides the means for a systematic analysis of each element of a loss control program to determine the extent and quality of the controls.