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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Paperback: 9780415508117
pub: 2013-10-21
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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 Managing Director of Corporate Risk Systems Limited, a leading international auditing and training organization.. He is a Member of the Council of IOSH, and has worked in a variety of senior risk management roles in employment and in consulting in over 50 countries on six continents in a career which spans almost 30 years.

Subject Categories

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