1st Edition

The Art of Safety Auditing: A Tutorial for Regulators

By Sasho Andonov Copyright 2020
    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    212 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The Art of Safety Auditing: A Tutorial for Regulators provides the theory and practice of auditing safety management systems implemented by the companies in risk industries. With his extensive knowledge and experiences in quality and safety, Sasho Andonov provides the tools to fill the gap in regulatory auditing for safety management systems. The book explains in detail the overall process of auditing with emphasis on practical execution of audits by Safety Regulators in each State or International Organizations. This book presents real examples and outlines every aspect of regulations and oversight audits in high risk industries.


    • Offers all theoretical and practical aspects of safety audits
    • Dedicated to regulatory bodies and companies in high risk industries
    • Provides a holistic approach to auditing as part of regulatory oversight activities
    • Discusses most common mistakes during audits and advices how to correct them
    • Excellent tool for auditors and safety managers, but can be utilized in other industries

    1 Introduction

    2 Clarifications of General Terms

    3 Regulation

    4 Types of Audits

    5 Companies and Audits

    6 Check Lists (CLs)

    7 Management of Findings

    8 Preparation for Audit

    9 Conducting the Audit

    10 "Challenges" for the Auditor during Audits

    11 Profile of the Auditor


    Sasho Andonov is a Graduated Engineer in Electronics and Telecommunications and has earned a Master Degree in Metrology and Quality Management at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Sasho has 21 years’ experience in aviation, especially in the area of ATM/CNS, Quality and Safety Management and 10 years’ experience in standardization and accreditation. He is a member of the technical board in the electro-technics, information technology and telecommunications area of the Institute of Standardization of Republic of Macedonia and a member of the Sectors Committee for electrics, electronics and electrical machines of the Institute of Accreditation of Republic of Macedonia. Sasho has contributed to 11 international conferences and symposiums with his papers mostly in area of satellite navigation, calibration and safety, and quality management. He has already published two books: Quality-I is Safety-II: The Integration of Two Management Systems and Bowtie Methodology: A Guide for Practitioners.