For Safety Management Systems, and the policies, processes, and procedures within them to be effective in managing safety, they must be audited periodically to ensure that safety objectives are being achieved, and the performance of risk reduction measures is being maintained.

Some audits can be carried out internally, and others must be carried out by third parties. Either way, any audit is a way to demonstrate to employees that management is active in achieving and maintaining a safe work environment, and encourages employee participation.

Audits exist to evaluate specific performance criteria; and these performance criteria must be based on measurable tests of effectiveness with clear pass/fail criteria.

FSE Global consultants understand that not all companies have the expertise to develop internal audit tools, and can provide long-term solutions by developing audit procedures from an extensive range of existing audit templates for compliance purposes, or by assisting with the development and implementation of the required audit tools for Client-specific applications.