What is AS4801?
“This standard (AS 4801) establishes an audit framework principally for use by third party bodies that have been engaged to conduct an independent audit of the organisation’s OHSMS.
The framework can also be used as a reference point for internal auditing procedures.”
An Occupational Health and Safety Management System (OHSMS) is defined in AS 4801:2000 as: “that part of the overall management system which includes organisational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing and maintaining the OHS policy, and so managing the OHS risks associated with the business of the organization.
Note to maintain independence, consultants cannot audit OHS management systems that they helped establish (within the previous five years).
If your clients are demanding proof that you have an effective OHS program, an AS 4801 audit report can provide evidence from a third party verifying that the organisations OHS management is equivalent to AS 4801
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