A compliance audit can be seen as an appraisal of a company’s daily operations to see to what level the company complies with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and relevant Regulations.
According to Section 8(1) of the Occupational Health & Safety Act “Every employer shall provide and maintain, as far as is reasonably practicable, a working environment that is safe and without risk to the health of his employees”. But that does not mean it is only the responsibility of the owner to ensure a health and safe environment. Section 14(a) of the Occupational Health & Safety Act states “Every employee shall at work take reasonable care for the health and safety of himself and of other persons who may be affected by his acts or omissions”.
So in essence, by doing a Health & Safety compliance audit, we can determine a company’s level of compliance to see where the gaps in the management system is so that we can rectify it and ensure that our clients are always compliant with regards to the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations.