Risk-based audits & inspections 2017-08-08T14:33:19+00:00

When everything is important, where do you start?

Risk-based audits & inspections will show you what barriers and controls need to be given attention to

The challenge

When everything is important, where do you start?

Sometimes it can be challenging to know which barriers and control should be prioritized. The number of safety rules and regulations can be overwhelming. When everything is important, where do you start?

The solution

Risk-based audits & inspections

Risk-based audits will give you insight into the importance of audits, in the context of your mission critical processes. Knowing which barriers are critical allows you to prioritize your activities and focus on those things that are both important and urgent.

How does it work?

Identify critical barriers and controls

Visual risk assessments allow you to identify which safety controls or barriers are critical for your organization, by taking the following actions:

  • verify whether your barriers are not merely defined on paper, but are actually implemented in reality
  • audit the performance of your barriers
  • pinpoint weaknesses in your barriers by using barrier specific questions
  • learn about weaknesses in your barriers before they fail during incidents

Organize audits and inspections

Organize your audits efficiently by using the critical barriers identified in your visual risk assessment. Then allocate valuable resources to those barriers that truly matter by:

  • creating your own unique questions and answer options
  • attaching evidence
  • reducing the workload by focusing audits on barriers that are classified as ‘critical’
  • auditing barriers on a specific scenario

Use the outcomes & take action

Use the audit outcomes to understand where your weak spots are and how to tailor your improvement actions, by:

  • showing all historical audit data in the barrier log
  • following up on findings through the action tracking functionality
  • comparing audit results between sites
  • comparing audit results from previous audit sessions

The software features making it possible

The features in AuditXP used for this solution:

  • create questions attached to barriers
  • create surveys and export to Excel
  • compare results from multiple surveys
  • make improvement actions

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