Conduct an audit of safety management systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver MARM5003A, 'Conduct an audit of safety management systems'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria

1

Carry out preliminary planning

1.1

Audit scope, objectives and benchmark are verified against regulatory requirements

1.2

Relevant documentation is identified and obtained

1.3

Resources required to conduct audit are identified and arranged

1.4

Timing requirements are identified and audit is scheduled in agreement with relevant personnel

2

Develop safety management system audit plan

2.1

Provision of valid and reliable evidence of a systematic approach to managing safety and risk controls within the context of the certificate of operation is ensured by nature of information and data collected

2.2

Relevant personnel and stakeholders who may need to be consulted for corroborating evidence are included in sources of evidence

2.3

Opportunities for corroborating evidence are included in information and data collection strategies

2.4

Security, confidentiality, impartiality and equity issues are addressed through information and data collection strategies

2.5

Audit plan is developed and documented

3

Develop safety management system audit tool

3.1

Benchmark criteria, nature of risks, identified relevant information and certificate of operation are accurately reflected in audit tool/s

3.2

Ability of audit tool/s to focus on evaluation of performance of SMS management processes is ensured

3.3

Ability of audit tool/s to produce consistent outcomes if used by others is ensured

3.4

Collection of evidence in a timely and efficient manner is supported by audit tool/s

4

Undertake safety audit activities

4.1

Entry interview is carried out and records of evidence and findings are progressively documented and retained in an appropriate format

4.2

Workplace hazard identification activities being undertaken are determined and compared to safety management plan

4.3

Processes and systems are examined to determine whether hazards of long latency and low frequency/high consequence are included and minimised

4.4

Processes and systems are examined to determine whether risks to persons other than employees are identified and minimised

4.5

Organisational factors that impact on the SMS and safety management plan are identified

4.6

Own health and safety is addressed during audit according to organisational requirements and standards for safe work practices

4.7

Compliance of information and data collection and evaluation activities with legal requirements is ensured

4.8

Information and data collection and evaluation activities are carried out ethically

4.9

Exit meetings with relevant personnel and stakeholders are conducted as required

5

Assess, evaluate and advise on effectiveness of approach to safety and risk management

5.1

Outcomes of the risk assessment process are assessed for validity, reliability and inclusion of all major safety risks, in particular demonstrated use of risk assessment methods in the organisation/on the vessel

5.2

Risk controls are evaluated for suitability and effectiveness in relation to organisational SMS

5.3

Scope of organisational processes to monitor ongoing implementation of approaches to managing safety are evaluated

5.4

Systematic analysis is undertaken to identify areas of compliance and non-compliance

5.5

Advice is provided on impact of legislation and standards on selection, suitability and implementation of a range of safety management plans

6

Report on safety audit outcomes

6.1

Compliance evaluation outcomes are documented and reported to relevant personnel and stakeholders

6.2

Hazards identified during audit are reported promptly to appropriate person/s

6.3

Evaluation results are compared against audit criteria

6.4

Objective evidence of audit findings and recommendations are presented to client at closing meeting

6.5

Possible challenges to report are anticipated and further explanations are prepared to promote acceptance

6.6

Corrective action and follow-up processes are recommended according to regulatory requirements