Case Study

WHS Internal Audit & Review

28.02.2022

Client - A State Government Sub-Agency

Project Trigger:

Operational Improvements

Our Scope

  • Ensure that the client is compliant with the WHS act, and the relevant process, procedures, registers and reporting requirements are followed
  • Assess if operational practices are effective and followed to avoid potential WHS incidents, and reduce the number of recurring incidents

Project Outcomes

  • A final WHS Internal Audit Report with:
  • Detailed findings and fit for purpose recommendations for improvement; and
  • Action plans specifying management response to the reported recommendations
  • An Executive Summary, covering key findings, purpose, scope, and approach and overall rating based on the client’s risk rating scale

Our Value

  • Active Directions focussed on two elements in the WHS Internal Audit review:
  • Assess the client’s compliance with the WHS Act
  • Take a pragmatic approach to identify how the client is able to avoid, remediate and eliminate future WHS incidents
  • Extend existing reporting practices into the WHS framework

Top 3 Tips

Clients that conduct a WHS Internal Audit should:

  • Assess if their WHS practices meet the regulatory WHS Act requirements
  • Take a pragmatic approach towards WHS trend analysis to identify potential recurring incidents
  • Focus on WHS incident avoidance vs. Incident management (resulting in additional non-value add process requirements