Internal Safety Auditor Training

This Internal Safety Auditor Training course is a comprehensive that provides participants with the skills to conduct and compile internal audits of safety management systems.

The training aims to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to assess and report on the effectiveness and conformance of their organisations work health and safety management system.

This is one of the courses from our suite of health and safety courses we have on offer being delivered by one of our safety consultants. Training is a key element of the businesses safety management system.

Internal Auditor Training

What Training Should Be Included in Internal Safety Auditor Training

This Internal Safety Auditor Training course is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to conduct an internal health and safety management system audit. These skills assist businesses in evaluating the arrangements for identifying hazards, assessing and controlling risks and monitoring and improving the effectiveness of the management of WHS.

The Safety Consultant will provide participants with knowledge of safety management system standards, and specifically, auditing against a standard.

The National Self Insurance Audit Tool has been used for this training as it relates more closely to the requirements for WHS Management. This will course provide participants with a board understanding of the processes for internal audits and can be easily applied to other standards such as the International standard ISO 45001.

This Internal Safety Auditor Training course is designed for people who have managerial responsibilities for their organisation’s WHS Management system and/or are responsible for managing, monitoring and auditing the performance of the system. It is also designed for health and safety practitioners who have been or will become involved in audits, second party (i.e. vendor) audits and/or third-party audits.

The course focuses on developing the knowledge and practical skills of participants in the principals and practices of auditing the performance of WHS Management Systems.

This training is especially helpful to Health and Safety Representatives to better understand the legislation so that they can assist Management to develop strategies to protect workers.

Value Added Services

We also follow up this internal Auditor Training with the ability to accompany your auditors and to coach them through the process. Working with your workers to assist in guiding the questioning and analytical processes to ensure a valued outcome. Sometimes the internal auditor knows the answer to the questions however it is part of the probing process to ensure that the area being audited is aware of the systems in place. Our Safety Consultants are qualified and certified in Lead Auditing and well practiced in working with others as part of an Audit Team.


This WHS training is completed in house at your location by one of our Safety Consultant and can be amended to account for experienced or novice participants. For these bookings, please contact our offices for an obligation free quote.
*Travel costs may apply outside of the Gold Coast.

Course Inclusions

We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training, with face-to-face training conducted by experienced Safety Consultant.

Each Trainee Must

  • Be at least 17 years of age.
  • Have at least a Year 10 level of numeracy, literacy and communication skills.
  • Have the ability to read and write English.

Outcome of the Internal Safety Auditor Training Course 

On completion of this training you will be able to:
– Describe the responsibilities of an internal auditor and describe the role of internal audit in the maintenance and improvement of management systems.
– Explain the principles, process and selected techniques used for the assignment and management of occupational health & safety aspects and impacts, including the significance of these for auditors.
– Plan and prepare for an internal audit, gather audit evidence through observation, interview and sampling of documents and records.
– Write factual audit reports that help to improve the effectiveness of the management system.
– Suggest ways in which the effectiveness of corrective action might be verified.

If you are seeking further information on this topic, Safety Audits are discussed further in a post on the subject.

Check out our Training Events page for upcoming training events being completed inhouse. Alternatively, one of our experienced safety consultants can go to your organisation and deliver the training.


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We offer a range of health and safety courses, Health and Safety Auditing and WHS consultancy services.

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Following are some questions often asked before completing this training.

What is an internal safety audit?

An internal safety audit is a systematic examination of an organisation’s health and safety management system, performed by its own employees or a designated team within the organisation, to identify strengths and weaknesses. The purpose of this type of audit is to assess the organisation’s level of compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and standards, identify potential hazards and risks, and provide recommendations for improvement.

The outcome of an internal safety audit can be used to develop and implement effective strategies to enhance safety and reduce the risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace.

How do we complete an internal safety audit?

This internal safety auditor training will assist the participant to complete an internal safety audit following these steps:

  • Define the scope and objectives of the audit: Determine what areas of your organisation’s health and safety management system will be audited and what the goals of the audit are.
  • Gather information: Collect relevant data and documentation, including policies, procedures, training programs, and records of accidents and injuries.
  • Evaluate the information: Analyse the information collected to identify strengths and weaknesses in the health and safety management system. This may involve reviewing documentation, observing work practices, and analysing accident and injury data.
  • Conduct on-site inspections: Visit work locations and assess the physical environment for potential hazards and risks.
  • Identify non-compliance and areas for improvement: Based on the information collected and evaluated, identify any areas that are not in compliance with relevant regulations and standards and any potential hazards or risks.
  • Develop recommendations: Make recommendations for improvement, including specific, actionable suggestions for enhancing policies, procedures, training programs, and technology to reduce risk and improve safety.
  • Implement and monitor changes: Implement the recommendations and monitor their effectiveness to ensure that the organisation’s health and safety management system is continuously improving.
  • Report results: Prepare a report summarising the results of the audit, including the findings, recommendations, and action plan. Share the report with relevant stakeholders and ensure that the recommendations are acted upon.

Who can complete an internal safety audit?

An internal safety audit can be completed by employees within an organisation who have the skills and competency to understand the topic being audited. It is important to ensure that the person conducting the audit is impartial and objective. This internal safety auditor training will equip the participant with knowledge and a process that is mentored as part of the assessment. However, the ultimate responsibility for conducting the internal safety audit lies with the organisation itself.

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