(Transcribed from Video at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfJpRJg2P6hIvx7JAQsRAxQ)

So, most people think health and safety audits are akin to getting your teeth pulled. Painful, boring, and not fun, but with Purcell Enterprises we make auditing an experience.

I’m going to talk about how to pass a health and safety audit well. First of all, you have to do your work, your pre-audit work. You have to make sure that people are comfortable being interviewed, the documentation is available to the auditor, and that your site is presentable. You’ve gone over it, you’ve made sure it meets the legislative standards.

You also want to do a preliminary audit before I get there on site, so if you get a pass mark of 85% and above you’re ready for an external audit.

Now, this year the pass mark for maintenance audits is 60%. You have to continuously work on your health and safety program, you cannot rest on your laurels and get complacent. Always, always improve. Always, always maintain a basic health and safety program. Avoid complacency at all costs, and remember, just because you get a high score it doesn’t mean that your program is perfect.

There are always areas to work on, build on, improve, to prevent the horrific cost of incidents, killing your people, maiming them, or causing repercussions that could drive you to bankruptcy.