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Commercial Audit Systems

Below, examples of commercially available audit references for (safety and loss control) management systems are provided. Links are only provided in those cases where information is obtained from the Internet.  


Commercial audit systems - to measure your own efforts

Audit System 1


The management activity areas or "elements" below are from the 6th edition of the "International Safety Rating System" (ISRS).  

  • Leadership and administration 
  • Leadership training 
  • Planned inspections and maintenance 
  • Critical task analysis and -procedures 
  • Accident/incident investigation
  • Job observations 
  • Emergency preparedness 
  • Rules and work permits 
  • Accident/incident analysis 
  • Knowledge and skill training 
  • Personal protective equipment 
  • Health and hygiene control 
  • System evaluation 
  • Engineering and change management 
  • Individual communications 
  • Group communications 
  • General promotion 
  • Hiring and placement 
  • Materials and services management 
  • Off-the-job safety 

Meanwhile, the ISRS is in its 8th edition and comprises 15 elements:

  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Risk Evaluation
  • Human Resources
  • Compliance Assurance
  • Project Management
  • Training and Competence
  • Communication and Promotion
  • Risk Control
  • Asset Management
  • Contractor Management and Purchasing
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Learning from events
  • Risk monitoring
  • Results and review

For further information about the ISRS contact Det Norske Veritas (DNV). To see a PDF presentation of the ISRS (7th edition) click here


Audit System 2 

  • Leadership, commitment and accountability 
  • Training 
  • Process safety and management of change 
  • Environmental management 
  • Organizational culture and behavior management 
  • Product stewardship 
  • Task and operating procedures 
  • Recruitment and placement 
  • Occupational health 
  • Inspection, maintenance and work permits 
  • Procurement and services 
  • Information and documentation 
  • Internal communication 
  • Emergency preparedness 
  • Incident investigation, follow-up and prevention 
  • Security 

 Audit System 3 


The following activity areas or "elements" are from the "Common Audit System" (CAP) which used to be available through IRCA USA. To check present status contact IRCA USA

  • Planning and Leadership 
  • Training and Communications 
  • Job / Operation Analysis and Controls 
  • Change Management. 
  • Purchasing Systems 
  • Work Rules and Operating Permits 
  • Inspections 
  • Occupational Health and Hygiene Systems 
  • Personal protective Equipment 
  • Incident Investigation and Analysis 
  • Emergency Preparedness 
  • Audits and Reviews 
  • Corrective and Preventative Action Systems 
  • Environmental Management Systems lSO 14001 
  • Quality Management Systems 


  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment 
  • Security Management 
  • Fire Protection 
  • Product Stewardship 
  • Seismicity 
  • Fleet Management 



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