Audits & Assessments

Refine & Validate Current & Proposed Engineering Designs Variety of Approaches to Aid in Client Compliance

What can we do for you?

IFO Group auditors have extensive experience in providing third-party independent assessments and audits to clients with diverse and complex operations. Our auditors possess an encyclopedic knowledge of current regulatory requirements and industry standards. A major area of our practice is based on developing and implementing specialized and integrated management systems. This broad expertise gives us unparalleled insight into the latest regulatory enforcement priorities.
Because of our own management system implementation experience, we can clearly define where compliance gaps are most commonly found. We then tailor our approach to fixing those gaps based on the client’s needs. We rely on a collaborative method to continuously improve the workplace to help prevent the next major incident. We take a proactive approach to addressing safety audits based on our strong belief that they shouldn’t just be punitive in nature.

Once we are retained for a project our clients can expect communication early and often from their assigned auditor. Our number one priority is delivering clear and well-written reports with appropriate references.

The conduct of our audits conforms to the “Standards for the Professional Practice of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditing” and the “Competency Framework for Environmental, Health & Safety Auditors” as adopted by the Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

The Importance of Third Party Audits

The Importance of Third

Party Audits

As consultants, we are frequently asked to conduct a variety of third-party audits ranging in scope from corporate management systems to process safety management compliance and an incredible diversity of topics in between. A question that we are frequently asked is: Why should we invest time and financial resources into third party auditing? Click HERE to learn about the importance of utilizing third-party auditors.

Representative CapabiIities:

We can provide any or all of the services below.

Process Safety Audits

Our consulting staff has considerable experience in managing and conducting 3-year Corporate safety audits for compliance with OSHA PSM and EPA RMP standards. PSM compliance audits include the fourteen elements of OSHA’s Process Safety Management regulation 40 CFR 1910.119 including the management system requirement of EPA’s RMP Rule.

Regulatory Compliance Evaluation and Audit

Penalties for violations of health and safety laws and regulations can cost companies millions of dollars, in addition to adverse public relations. Violations, especially resulting from poor regulatory compliance, can cost millions more in lost consumer goodwill and can have a negative impact on valuable brands.

An audit can provide a client with a better understanding of company data – available to the public at large – and can offer a foundation to shape a better image in the minds of the consumers and customers. Safety audits can also reduce potential risks to the health of employees, members of the community, consumers and the environment. Audits also serve as a powerful tool to increase efficiency by reducing waste, optimizing procedures for future compliance and continually guiding employees to exercise safe practices. Because audits enhance regulatory compliance and create economic benefit, many clients are conducting frequent third-party audits as a normal course of business.

A regulatory audit provides an objective review of facility operations and can identify practices not in compliance with applicable regulations. Furthermore, these corporate safety audits can provide personnel with adequate training practices and result in recommendations to ensure future compliance entrenched in the corporate culture.

Environmental, health and safety audits can take many forms:

Insurance and Underwriting Risk Assessments and Audits

We offer independent Insurance and Underwriting Risk Assessment and Audit Services to insurance companies and other related clients. These assessments and reviews of a policyholder’s records and operations help you to ensure that the coverage information is accurate and that the premiums precisely represent the actual risk exposure.

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