As experienced work health and safety consultants, QRMC has a number of trained, accredited and experienced WHS auditors on staff.
QRMC’s WHS audits of systems or specific operations are intended to maximise the potential for improvement by incorporating formal gap analyses and recommendations. The findings in our audits are targeted for system improvement, recognising the related shortcomings or limitations that may exist within the WHS management system, not simply undertaking an exercise in the identification of unaddressed hazards.
While by no means overlooking operational hazards identified during an audit, QRMC’s WHS auditors consider identified non-compliances and workplace hazards as the symptom of deficiencies within the framework or application of the WHS management system. Therefore our audit reports provide our clients not only with the current compliance status against the audit criteria, but also with practical guidance on the strategic and operational improvements which can be made to the management of WHS across the organisation.
We also deliver gap analyses of existing systems or processes against legislative requirements, best practice or other benchmarks, and provide recommendations for improvement, for organisations wishing to prepare for third-party audits or check their compliance for other purposes.
While ensuring that specific detail is captured which will support the assessment of the relevant audit criteria, QRMC’s auditing style is facilitatory and conversational. This has several benefits, including:
- Non-confronting style towards personnel resulting in more open communication and goodwill, and usually more reliable information
- Non-prescriptive, organic style allowing for perceptive response to the context and to information being given
- Ability to follow through with issues particular to the organisation which may not be catered for by more restrictive approaches.