What do Workplace Safety & Health Officers need to prepare for the ConSASS Audit?

Many WSHOs often want to know what is needed to prepare for the ConSASS audit.

A list of 90 items based on the ConSASS requirements for up to Band III is stated below, and only serves as a basic requirement for the preparation of the audit.


1. OSH Policy has been endorsed by CEO / Top Management (1.1)

2. Policy must review at least once a year (1.10)

3. Appointment letter for risk management team (2.1.2)

4. Trained risk management team leader (2.1.17)

5. Risk assessment team briefed on risk management (2.1.18)

6. 3 risk assessments for current activities (2.1.19)

7. Risk assessments are dated and signed by RA team (2.1.20)

8. SWP stated in RA (2.1.26)

9. RA implementation person specified (2.1.28)

10. Comprehensive list of legal requirements (2.2.6)

11. Safety statistics (2.3.6)

12. Safety promotion program to be displayed (2.4.3 & 2.4.4)

13. Competent and qualified personnel determined for project (eg no of WSH officers or coordinators) (2.4.7)

14. WSH program is reviewed at planned intervals (2.4.8)

15. Safety resources are identified eg WSH officer, coordinators, supervisors and workers (3.1.3)

16. Evidences of committed to continual improvement for PM and staff (3.1.4 & 3.1.5)

17. Management appointee (from top management) identified to implement the WSH management system (3.1.8 & 3.1.14)

18. WSH performance presented to top management (3.1.9)

19. The amount of resources are required by the project (3.1.11)

20. Updated list of statutory safety training requirement (3.2.1)

21. Safety training records are maintained (3.2.13)

22. Evaluation of training effectiveness (3.2.19)

23. Safety induction training (3.2.20)

24. Health and safety committee meeting (3.3.6, 3.3.21 – 3.3.23)

25. Safety bulletins board (3.3.7)

26. Safety promotion plan (3.3.24)

27. Preventive & Corrective actions taken for concerns raised by employees (3.3.34)

28. Documents and data are approved for adequacy by authorized personnel prior to issue (3.5.9)

29. Changes and current revision status of documents are clearly identified (3.5.11)

30. Obsolete documents are promptly removed (3.6.15)

31. Maintenance program (3.6.5)

32. Appointment of competent maintenance personnel (3.6.6)

33. 3 safe work procedures (3.6.10)

34. Appointment of competent person to receive hazardous materials (3.6.11)

35. Three samples of PTW (3.6.16)

36. Fall prevention plan and implementation (3.6.17 & 3.6.35)

37. Lifting plan and implementation (3.6.18)

38. Hearing Conservation Program and implementation (3.6.19 & 3.6.36)

39. Respiratory Protection Program and implementation (3.6.20 & 3.6.37)

40. Heat stress prevention program and implementation (3.6.21 & 3.6.38)

41. Maintenance record (interview operator) (3.6.22 c & d)

42. Safety inspection checklist (3.6.23)

43. Implementation of in house rules and regulations (3.6.24)

44. Designated and secured hazardous substances storage area (3.6.25)

45. Workers are aware of SDS (Interview) (3.6.26)

46. Colour coding and safety signs implemented (3.6.27)

47. Subcontractor has a WSH program (3.6.28)

48. Subcontractor selection process documented (3.6.29)

49. Review of safety training records of contractors (3.6.30)

50. Incident statistics of all subcontractors (3.6.31)

51. ERP identifies the nearest hospital (3.7.4)

52. Evacuation plan and notification alarm to relevant authorities (3.7.7)

53. Review emergency response equipment (3.7.10)

54. 3 training records for emergency response personnel trained (3.7.11)

55. Display of emergency contacts, flowcharts at designated location (3 locations) (3.7.13)

56. 3 different emergency response equipment used on site (3.7.14)

57. Fire drill (3.7.15)

58. Review of potential emergency situation (3.7.16)

59. Review of type, quantity and storage locations for emergency equipment and supplies (3.7.17)

60. 3 calibration records (4.1.12)

61. 3 investigation reports for incidents. They should include: (4.2.17)

62. Causes of incidents are determined (4.2.10)

63. Corrective / preventive action (4.2.11)

64. Result of incident investigation communicated (4.2.12)

65. Effectiveness of corrective action reviewed (4.2.13)

66. Risk assessment reviewed after incident (4.2.14)

67. Revised risk assessment implemented on site (4.2.15)

68. WSHMS documents are reviewed (4.2.16)

69. 3 non-conformance reports (4.2.18)

70. Causes of incidents are determined (4.2.19)

71. Corrective / preventive action (4.2.20)

72. Result of incident investigation communicated (4.2.21)

73. Effectiveness of corrective action reviewed (4.2.22)

74. Risk assessment reviewed after incident (4.2.23)

75. Revised risk assessment implemented on site (4.2.24)

76. WSHMS documents reviewed (4.2.25)

77. preventive and corrective actions confirmed by WSHO (4.2.26)

78. Audit program (4.4.2)

79. Audit program based on the results of risk assessments (4.4.5)

80. Internal auditors trained (4.4.7)

81. Immediate follows up actions after audit (4.4.10)

82. Audit report should be controlled (4.4.11)

83. Audit report signs off by auditor (4.4.14)

84. Audit findings communicated to all parties (4.4.15)

85. Corrective and preventive actions taken after the audit (4.4.16)

86. Audit results are reported to management (4.4.17)

87. Follows up action by top management (4.4.18)

88. Recommendations of management review implemented (4.5.9)

89. Management review initiate preventive and corrective actions (4.5.10)

90. Management review desseminated to relevant parties (4.5.12)

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