Five Star Audits

NOSA conducts audits on four continents and to all sectors of industry. The NOSA Five Star System Standard Specification details the critical requirements for an effective and efficient occupational health, safety and environmental management system. Implementing and maintaining the NOSA Five Star System Standard, enables an organisation to manage risks and improve both sustainability and business performance within the field of occupational health, safety and environmental management. The NOSA Five Star System is based on the principles of:

  •          Continual improvement
  •          Commitment and policy
  •          Planning
  •          Implementation and operational control
  •          Monitoring and system review

The following NOSA Five Star System Standard Audit Guidelines provide a framework within which a company can develop, implement, evaluate, adapt and maintain an effective and efficient occupational health, safety and environmental management system.

Audit Guidelines

NOSA Five Star System Standard ‐ Audit Guidelines ‐ Health and Safety

The NOSA Five Star System Standard is implemented by thousands of organisations across the world, providing them with a rock‐solid framework for managing occupational health and safety. Various companies wish not to integrate environmental standards into their management systems.

This NOSA Five Star System (Health and Safety) audit outcome is ideally suited for that purpose. NOSA recognises the need, especially for small or medium enterprises that wish to manage their health and safety risks but do not have the resources to implement a fully integrated safety, health and environmental risk management programme, or wish to implement a separate programme to address environmental issues.

NOSA Integrated Five Star System Standard ‐ Audit Guidelines ‐ Safety, Health and Environment

The NOSA Integrated Five Star System Standard Audit Guidelines provide for the management of safety, health and the environment (SH&E) in an integrated manner, based on the risk profile of any particular site, with an emphasis on effectiveness at an operational level.

The NOSA Integrated Five Star System ‐ Standard Audit Guidelines

  • Encompasses safety, health and environmental risk management
  • Risk‐based
  • Ensures legal compliance
  • Provides an outcomes‐based system for benchmarking SH&E performance and experience
  • Allows for continuous improvement through measurement of effectiveness
  • Is a management system Implementation will benefit any organisation committed to minimising the SH&E risks. It may be utilised to manage the issues required for short‐term business success, as well as medium‐term issues of corporate governance and sustainability:
  • Occupational safety
  • Employee health and morale
  • The state of the natural environment The NOSA audit team makes every effort to provide an independent audit outcome to clients in the quest to uphold the best principles of occupational safety, health and environmental care in everyday business operations. Clients are graded at least once a year to determine the status of their safety, health and environmental performance and experience. The results of the audits are then displayed as star ratings. Overall, audit results will indicate possible performance weaknesses in the areas of risk assessment, human behaviour control, visible leadership, continuous improvement and safety, health and environmental standards integration.

NOSA Measurement
At the heart of the NOSA Integrated Five Star System Standard Audit Guidelines lies a thorough, detailed evaluation of the principles and practices that keep an organisation safe, healthy, and environmentally sustainable. The main five sections of the NOSA Integrated Five Star System Standard Audit Guidelines are:

  1. Premises & housekeeping
  2. Mechanical, electrical and personal safeguarding
  3. Management of fire and other emergency risks
  4. Incident recording and investigation
  5. Organisational management

 Each applicable element is evaluated during an audit, with criteria and percentage points allocated as follows for safety, health and environment respectively:

 CRITERIA

 % POINTS      

 Hazards identified and risks assessed

 10

 Appropriate systems, standards, and procedures in place

 20

 Degree of compliance with above systems, standards and procedural requirements

 30

 Overall effectiveness

 40

 TOTAL

 100

 

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