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Audit your WHS practices and safety management systems

If you don’t have an in-house safety guru, there’s a good chance you could be breaching the stringent WHS rules and regulations in place. When conducting a safety audit of your business, our experts will review your business’s existing WHS management system, uncover any hidden risks, and advise you on how to quickly rectify them before they become problems.

The more you know, the better off you’ll be

There’s no grey area when it comes to compliance, and business owners and employers must ensure they’re on top of theirs. And that’s where having experts who specialise in WHS compliance can make all the difference. On top of assessing your health and safety practices and processes, and any safety programs you have in place, our WHS Audit aims to educate you on current workplace health and safety laws, any upcoming changes to legislation, and compliance.

You can’t put a price on WHS compliance

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Save money and reclaim valuable time

Managing your health and safety compliance day in and day out might seem simple enough but ensuring that you’re getting it right every time can take up a considerable amount of your valuable time. When you have enhanced workplace health and safety management systems in place, everything else just falls into place: saving you time and money, boosting efficiency and productivity, and helping you ensure the safety of your people better than ever. A comprehensive safety management system audit of your health and safety practices not only identifies risks but also highlights areas of improvement and ensures you’re on the right side of the law – and your people!

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Protect yourself from the risk of severe penalties and consequences

Did you know that you can be held criminally liable if you get your Work Health and Safety wrong? The best way to avoid being the centre of negative attention from the Safe Work regulator in your State or Safe Work Australia, is to regularly audit the health and safety practices within your work environment. Having experts look over your business with a fine-tooth comb can help identify and rectify any compliance issues. Our team at Citation Safety have years of experience conducting thorough health and safety audits for businesses of every shape, size, and industry – and we support you every step of the way.


Got burning questions? We’ve got answers.

A comprehensive safety audit of your business should include a thorough review of your existing policies, procedures, and practices that are in place to determine if they’re compliant with current workplace health and safety rules and regulations. The end result should include a comprehensive report of all areas of the business that identifies any areas of improvement.

Our WHS compliance audit is a thorough overview of your business’s safety practices to ensure that your business is compliant with the rules and regulations set out in Australia’s WHS legislative requirements. Our friendly safety auditor will assess your documentation, management systems and processes to uncover any risks – this is all part of the audit criteria.

  1. Expert help: sign up with Citation Safety, and we organise a qualified WHS auditor to meet with you – this is part of the auditing service.
  2. Review and assess: we review and assess your business for compliance with health and safety legislative requirements.
  3. Audit report: here we prepare and provide you with a complete and comprehensive report of your business including your safety management systems.
  4. Planning: We put everything on the table and explain how to fix your risks, focusing on incorrect WHS management processes and best-practice safety management systems. And the best part? We’ll work with you to make it happen, recommending which issues to tackle first.
  5. Implement changes: making the recommended changes will reduce your risk and most of this will happen automatically when you start using our best-practice WHS management system.
  6. 24/7 support and advice: we don’t fix and forget; we’ll look after you every step of the way. With unlimited, untimed access to our workplace health and safety experts via our 24/7 WHS Advice line, you’ll have experienced safety specialists in your corner all day, every day.

It’s best practice to conduct a safety audit at minimum once a year however, depending on the size of your business performing safety audits in three to six-month intervals can minimise any potential risks more effectively.

The criteria of an WHS Audit are the standards that are business must meet when its processes, procedures, and practices are reviewed by either an internal or external auditor. A WHS Audit primarily looks over a business’s safety practices and involves a comprehensive review of safety documentation, safety management systems, and WHS compliance.

ISO 45001 is an internationally recognised standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and helps businesses ensure they’re meeting their safety obligations, implementing best practice safety processes and practices, and demonstrating an ongoing commitment to improvement.

There’s no difference between Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), they are the same thing and are interchangeable in referencing them. WHS replaced OHS in all states except for Victoria in January 2012 to make laws across Australia’s states and territories more cohesive.