Five top tips for successful auditing
RM The Risk Manager
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Ross Macfarlane has extensive experience conducting successful OHS audits for a wide range of companies and organisations. Since 2008 he has conducted over 1,000 audits and has an audit log of over 1,350 days. Based on this wealth of experience, Ross shared his top 5 tips for a successful audit program in a lunchtime Zoom talk on 8 November.
Ross discussed how to develop and implement an audit schedule based on risk and then how to plan and prepare for the audit itself. Other topics covered were: putting auditees at ease during interviews, the rules of evidence, and strategies for corrective actions that actually work.
Ross Macfarlane is a highly experienced consultant and auditor who has conducted external and internal audits for a number of JAS-ANZ accredited certification bodies.
Ross has assisted many organisations achieve and maintain certification to occupational health and safety, environment and quality management standards. He has also assisted them whilst undergoing internal and external audits, and has helped them to improve their safety performance and business effectiveness.
Prior to forming his own business RM The Risk Manager, Ross spent 14 years with Castrol and BP in roles that included HSSEQ Manager, and Project and Plant manager.
He has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Melbourne University, and other qualifications including a Diploma of OHS and SAI Global courses in auditing.