Fundamentals of Auditing

This course is designed to pro­vide stu­dents with an overview of audit­ing prin­ci­ples, an appre­ci­a­tion of audit instru­ments, and the the­o­ry and prac­tice of per­form­ing the essen­tial steps of a health and safe­ty pro­gram audit. There will be a par­tic­u­lar empha­sis on tech­niques impor­tant in mak­ing the audit a val­ue-added tool for man­age­ment in devel­op­ing the orga­ni­za­tion’s safe­ty pro­gram. Pre­req­ui­site: EXOS 4620 and Coreq­ui­site EXOS 4621

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of health and safety management system audits.
  • Recognize the professional expectations of an auditor.
  • Identify the major components of a safety program audit.
  • Explain audit scoring methodology.
  • Organize the pre-audit and post-audit actions required for an audit.
  • Conduct an audit interview.
  • Defend written comments and recommendations within the scope of the audit.
Take note:

  • Recommended (optional) textbook: Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems Auditing, Gene Shematek, Paul MacLean, and Peter Lineen (ISBN: 978-0433488330).
  • Prerequisite: previous completion of EXOS 4620 is required for enrolling in this course.
  • Corequisite: EXOS 4621.
  • This class requires a pre and post-work component to be completed before and after the in-class meeting. This information will be communicated to you via your ualberta email address and the class syllabus within eClass.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to class.

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