Inspection processes are essential for preventing incidents, injuries, and illnesses in the workplace. To ensure that these processes are effective, it is important to create an inspection strategy and plan ahead. Health and safety committees can help with this process, as well as engineers, maintenance personnel, occupational hygienists, health and safety professionals, supervisors, or managers. Automating the inspection process with a TIP Technologies TIPQA quality management solution can also help simplify the process and improve accuracy.
Before conducting a workplace inspection, it is important to familiarize yourself with any potential health and safety issues or trends identified through other types of reports. Use older inspection reports to help detect problems and then determine if the recommendations have been implemented. Inspection officers from the jurisdictional health and safety regulatory body, fire department, electrical authority, and other regulatory bodies can issue orders and fines for compliance with inspection regulations (fines). This helps to ensure that inspections are effective in achieving the goal of continuous improvement and identification and reduction of risks. When another supplier is incorporated into the process, it is important to inspect the raw materials they provide.
This helps guarantee the quality of the new supplier's raw materials. The main functions of the AOA are to regulate and oversee recognized auditors, which is achieved mainly through the inspection of selected sections of the audit files and through an evaluation of the quality control elements of the companies that audit them. Rule 4009 of the PCAOB regulates the process for addressing criticism and potential flaws, as well as the process by which the Board of Directors could make non-public parts of the inspection report available to the public. Incident reports and investigations include a detailed inspection of the work area where the incident occurred and a root cause analysis. Knowing how and why an incident occurred can help inspectors identify the same hazard elsewhere.
Being familiar with normal safe operating conditions in the area can help inspectors recognize unsafe deviations.