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Health and Safety, Environment and Quality Audits

A risk-based approach, 2nd Edition

By Stephen Asbury

© 2014 – Routledge

376 pages | 100 Color Illus.

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About the Book

This book provides a step-by-step guide to technical and operational integrity audits which has become invaluable for senior management and auditors alike.

This book:

  • Shows practitioners and students how to carry out internal audits to the key international health and safety, environment and quality standards
  • Contains over 20 new case studies, 20 additional A-Factors, and superb new illustrations
  • Includes checklists, forms and practical tips to make learning easier.

With the addition of colour, Health and Safety Environment and Quality Audits delivers a powerful and proven approach to auditing business-critical risk areas. It covers each of the aspects that need to be taken into account for a successful risk-based audit to international or company standards and is an important resource for auditors and lead auditors, managers, HSEQ professionals, and others with a critical interest in governance, assurance and organizational improvement.

The companion website at contains relevant articles, example risk management frameworks, and a video by the author explaining the key aspects of the book.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Endorsements, Preface, Preface to First Edition, About the author, Acknowledgements, Introduction, 1. Business environment 2. Management systems and business control 3. Initiating an audit culture 4. Relationships with auditees and others 5. The Audit Adventure© 6. Preparing audit activities 7. Conducting the audit 8. Team working and the conscious use of language 9. Concluding the audit 10. Writing the audit report and following up Appendix 1 A-Factors Appendix 2 Preparation, preparation, preparation Appendix 3 Pre-audit letter Appendix 4 Index to on-line content Appendix 5 Related examination questions Glossary of acronyms, Glossary of operations integrity language, References, Bibliography, Comments from course participants, Index.

About the Author

Stephen Asbury is the author of five books for Routledge on safety and risk management, and an HSE consultant and instructor with over 30 years of experience. Awarded the IOSH President's Distinguished Service Award in 2010, Stephen is the HSE Technical Discipline Manager for PetroSkills, and Course Director for their safety and HSE management training programs. He is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CFIOSH), a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), and a Professional Member Emeritus of the American Society of Safety Engineers. Stephen's risk management experience was gained working in organizations, in consultancy, and in the London insurance market in >60 countries on six continents. He was the longest-serving member of the IOSH Council of Management from 1998-2013. In addition to his books, Stephen is the author of ~40 technical papers and articles. He was awarded an MBA with Distinction (Leicester, 1995), and presently completing his PhD (London, 2016). His first qualification was in law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety