A Guide to the Factories and Industrial Undertakings 
(Safety Management) Regulation

2. Duty of proprietor and contractor

2.4  Appoint registered safety auditor to conduct safety audit

A proprietor or contractor specified in Category 1 or 3 of Appendix I should -

  • appoint a registered safety auditor to conduct a safety audit in relation to his industrial undertaking;

    "Registered safety auditor" means a person registered as a safety auditor to conduct or propose to conduct safety audits.  A person is eligible for registration as a safety auditor if he complies with the requirements of Appendix III

    "Safety audit" means an arrangement for collecting, assessing and verifying information on the efficiency, effectiveness and reliability of a safety management system (including the elements specified in Appendix II contained in the system) and considering improvements to the system.

  • The following basic criteria should be considered when appointing a registered safety auditor:
    • The auditor should understand his task and be competent to carry it out;
    • The auditor should be familiar with the industry and the processes;
    • The auditor should have a good knowledge of safety management practices; and
    • The auditor needs to have the status, experience and knowledge of the relevant standards/systems he is auditing against to enable him to evaluate performance and to identify deficiencies.
  • ensure that safety audits are conducted ?
    1. at least once in each 6 months for construction work;
    2. in any other case, at least once in each 12 months; or
    3. at a shorter interval when so required in writing by the Commissioner.

 
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Duty of proprietor and contractor
3. Duty of registered safety auditor, safety review officer and scheme operator 
4. Penalty
5. Related occupational safety and health publications published by the Labour Department 
6. Useful information
Appendix