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safety auditing


Basic Risk Management Audit

Like the audit systems employed by many different industries, the OSI Basic Audit provides a comparison of practices in your programme with industry standards. Based on an established accreditation model used extensively throughout New Zealand devloped on seminal work by Dr Grant Davidson, the OSI risk management process begins with a detailed self-assessment survey. The survey benchmarks current risk management practices and identifies areas that may benefit from upgrading. Completion of the survey is followed by a one day visit from an OSI staff member. The results of this confidential process allow a programme to make changes proactively with ongoing advice from OSI experts.

The OSI Basic Audit process will help reduce the risk of an accident taking place. If an accident does occur, the programmes proactive attempt to address these issues can protect your organizations reputation and serve, if necessary, as part of a legal defense. Participating in this voluntary process will give your organizations management and board confidence that they have taken prudent steps to manage hazards that they may not be expert in.

Based on industry standards, OSI recommends that outdoor programmes undergo an audit once every three years. The Basic Risk Management Audit includes:

- OSI self-assessment workbook
- One day on-site review and consultation
- Advice and support via phone and e-mail
- OSIs risk management resource

Comprehensive Review

The Comprehensive Review is an ideal step for any organization that desires an in-depth look at risk management issues of its outdoor programe. The Basic Risk Management audit is supplemented by field visits to see how the risk management systems work in practice. Based on the system used by Outdoors New Zealand "Outdoors Mark" and others this goes beyond the Basic Audit and is the gold standard of the outdoor education industry.

The Comprehensive Review yields a detailed, confidential report covering program strengths as well as areas for potential improvement. The report is a collaborative effort with your staff that involves field observations, interviews, and a review of documentation. OSI believes this provides invaluable information for management and we encourage programs to conduct at least one Comprehensive Review.