A major rail freight company who wanted to be both self-insured and hold a separate external certification came to Verus to see if they could combine the two audit programs.
For every safety licence or certification, there is usually a separate audit. However, this can mean multiple audits end up assessing the same thing, taking up internal resources as well as financial resources for the external auditor. It can also mean resources diverted from other safety efforts.
Our client wanted both self-insurance for commercial reasons and external certification to demonstrate its industry leadership and class-leading safety program – but wanted to reduce the duplication, time and effort normally required.
- Complete multiple audits that would take less time and resources than performing the two audit programs separately.
- Obtain third-party certification of the client’s safety management system.
- Maintain their self-insurer licence.