A Guide to the Factories and
(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 ?
- at least once in each 6 months for construction work;
- in any other case, at least once in each 12 months; or
- at a shorter interval when so required in writing by the Commissioner.