The revised HSW Handbook Chapter ‘Internal Audit’ has now been posted on the HSW Website.
This revision aims to prescribe the responsibilities and actions required for the development, implementation, and monitoring of the Health Safety and Wellbeing (HSW) management system via Internal Audit and to ensure the University meets the requirements of the Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy and the Return to Work SA Performance Standards for Self-Insurance.
Compliance with the elements outlined within the chapter will ensure that the University has:
- a systematic process of internal review against defined criteria; and
- a process to ensure that any system deficiencies are identified, recorded and actioned in consultation with workers or their representatives.
Key changes for noting
- The scope of internal audits has been reduced (e.g. information sheets, smoke-free University, Bullying at Work (Preventing and Responding to), Management Systems Review and Policy Review, have been excluded and will be monitored by alternative methods by HR.)
- The selection of Schools/Branches to be audited is now based on:
- emerging hazards/issues;
- the School/Branch hazard rating (i.e. levels of risk);
- the inclusion of areas which have scored less than 25% in the previous audit cycle.
- The provision of additional clarification on the dispute process, timeframes and strategies for corrective actions.
Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your Division/Faculty HSW Manager.