Safety Audits: Don't Hide or Conceal Evidence

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Everyone likes getting a 'good' result from their Safety Audit. If executed well a good result from a Safety Audit can give a measure of comfort that people aren't being exposed to unnecessary risks and are well protected against injury and illness. For some it can also mean that new markets or industries are accessible with a new, or continuing, certification. For others it can provide affir...
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Safety Audits: Don't Double Dip

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Has there been a more famous food safety message than Seinfeld's 'Double Dip' episode?  Perhaps not, but that same message can also apply to Safety Audits. I'm not talking about food hygiene but how the outcomes and findings from your safety audits are employed to best support you and the auditee. There's limited value in issuing two non-conformances for the same poor performance without prop...
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Safety Audits: Understand the Audit Standard & Criterion

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Failing to read and understand the fine print in contracts or conditions has left many people high and dry. The same can happen when the finer detail in Audit Standards and their criterion aren't properly understood. Whilst Audit Standards don't deliberately try and conceal their requirements (like the fine print in some contracts!) they aren't always written with the general populace in mind and ...
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Safety Audits: Understand the Reason for your Audit

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Have you ever been asked to do something without knowing the reason for it? No doubt we all have. For simple tasks, minimal understanding of why something needs doing, probably won't impact on your ability to complete it successfully. But for more complex tasks, understanding the 'Why', can often be critical to preparing for and then achieving what was intended. And Safety Audits are far from simp...
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