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How to Conduct an Audit

Level 1 Audit Tool

Audit refers to a base line audit completed at ward/department level. Please see link below.

Audit Tool

A webinar on the Health and Safety Level 1 Audit Tool is available to view on HSEland. It is 50 minutes long and explains the audit tool, how the audit process works and what supports are available to managers to assist in preparing for an audit.

To find: Log onto HSEland, click on Hubs, Shared Centre and HR Webinar Series.

Level 1 Audit Webinar

Level 2 Audit Tool  

This Level 2 Health and Safety Audit Tool is the second in a suite of five audit tools. The purpose of this audit tool is to provide assurance to senior managers of compliance with the HSE Safety Management System.

The audit tool should be used by General Managers/Service Manager or equivalent to evaluate their compliance.  

The audit will systematically assess the systems in place and measure against HSE current policy and national legislation. It requires the co-operation of the GM/Manager of the service and all members of the Executive Management Team in order to be effective.  For a copy of the audit tool click on the link below.

Audit Tool PDF 

Health & Safety Committees

This audit tool can be used by hospital and service areas to audit their own local committees to ensure they are in compliance with the HSE’s statutory obligations under the Safety Health & Welfare at Work 2005. Section 26 (1) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 requires employers to consult with his or her employees, their safety representatives or both as appropriate about establishing arrangements to secure co-operation on safety, health and welfare in the workplace.

This audit tool is based on The National Health & Safety Function Guideline Document – Health & Safety Consultation – Guidance for the Establishment of Local Health & Safety Committees which provides information on the purpose, management and documentation required for these type of committees.

The National Health & Safety Function, Audit and Inspection Team, will also use this document when auditing Safety Committees as part of a national programme of audits.

Should you require advice in relation to the audit tool please contact the helpdesk.

Safety Committee Audit Tool