272 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 43 B/W Illus.
This new edition builds on the success of the first edition. It has been enhanced to embrace new topics including Due Dilgence, EHS Auditing, Process Safety, Auditing, and a chapter summarizing auditing with the relevant ISO standards. The rest of the book has been updated to fit with the guidance and requirements set out with the changes in the ISO standards. The goal of this book remains the same, to provide a "down to earth" guidance for managers and specialists in organizations who are committed to improving their safety, health and environmental performance, but are not sure where to start or do not wish to employ consultants to do this for them. They do it themselves using this book.
"The book’s breadth makes it far more than just another publication on the dry, albeit important subject of SHE auditing with reference to ISO standards. Pain delves into topics that would make me consider buying a copy even though I’m not an auditor. The chapter on process safety auditing, for instance, gives a useful insight into how you could adapt this approach to improve standard audits or even workplace inspections. I also enjoyed the chapter on due diligence. For those of us involved in mergers and acquisitions this provides handy advice on what to think about and also how to determine the risks.
The biggest draw, however, is Pain’s inclusion of an audit checklist (with verification statements) for 60 key areas of SHE risk. When I first graduated I was a safety consultant and had to write something similar for my company. It took me an age to complete and it wasn’t particularly exciting. Pain has taken all the drudgery away. Readers can access his free audit protocol through the website of his employer, Solway Consulting Group, after you register for a password.
When this book landed on my desk I wasn’t sure how useful it would be. Reading it convinced me. Although auditors and consultants will benefit most from it, others in non-specialist SHE audit roles will find useful tips on how to develop their skills. I would consider buying this book for the chapter on due diligence alone; it has helped me to advance my thinking in this important area."
JOSH Magazine, April Issue 2018
About the Author
Chapter 1 Elements of a Good Safety, Health and Environmental System
Chapter 2 Management Systems
Chapter 3 Auditing: The Principles
Chapter 4 What Makes a Good Auditor?
Chapter 5 The Standard or Requirement
Chapter 6 Preparation
Chapter 7 Protocols and Checklists
Chapter 8 The Entry Meeting
Chapter 9 Area Familiarisation
Chapter 10 Audit Observation Skills
Chapter 11 The Formal Discussion
Chapter 12 The Informal Discussion
Chapter 13 Statistical Significance
Chapter 14 The Importance of Verification and the Audit Trail
Chapter 15 Conformity
Chapter 16 Documentary Review
Chapter 17 Convergence
Chapter 18 The Exit Meeting
Chapter 19 Audit Uniformity and Credibility
Chapter 20 Auditor Training
Chapter 21 Managing Auditee Expectations
Chapter 22 Auditing and Its Relevance to Regulatory Compliance
Chapter 23 Reporting: Quantitative Assessment
Chapter 24 Reporting: Qualitative Assessment
Chapter 25 Follow-Up
Chapter 26 Choosing the Audit Process
Chapter 27 Audit Team Composition
Chapter 28 Using the Plaudit 2 Process
Chapter 29 Using the Plaudit 2 Protocol Software
Chapter 30 Process Safety Audits
Chapter 31 EHS Aspects of Due Diligence Audits
Chapter 32 International EHS Auditing Standards
Appendix 1: Auditor Guidance
Appendix 2: Plaudit 2 Audit Protocol