Collecting and tracking information about your contractors is a great start, but for some companies that must maintain higher levels of safety and quality AuditGUARD™ is a must-have human addition. PICS will assign a highly experienced and trained Safety Professional to perform one-on-one reviews on everything from paperwork in the office to performance in the field. You can customize which audits we perform for your contractors based on their risk profile and your organization’s needs.
The Manual Audit (aka Safety Manual Audit or Desktop Audit) is a thorough review of a contractor’s safety manual and training program. The review considers all services performed by the contractor and ensures the manual complies with all legislative requirements and industry best practices. Contractors with deficient manuals will be given the opportunity to improve it before moving forward. Each review is performed by an experienced PICS Safety Professional, not self-performed by the contractor!
The Implementation Audit is a review of training documentation to ensure that contractor safety training plans are being implemented properly. A PICS Safety Professional will meet with each contractor to verify training documentation such as Hazcom, Respiratory protection and other PSM required training is conducted in accordance with PSM 1910.119 standards. This audit also reviews inspection and maintenance logs to ensure that equipment operated at owner/operator sites is inspected regularly. The audit is also customizable for non-PSM contractors.
Implementation Audit Plus
The Implementation Audit Plus (IAP) is designed to be a supplemental audit to the Implementation audit. The main focus is to assess that contractors are continually conducting required training and/or medical surveillance in accordance with regulatory and contractual requirements. This is a customizable audit to accommodate site-specific contractual requirements with their contractors.
Background Check Audit
The Background Check Audit assists organizations to comply with regulatory and internal requirements as it relates to background checks. PICS audits contractor compliance and how each company administers background check on their employees. The audit reviews the contractor’s validation processes and criminal history.
The Field Audit is an inspection to ensure that contractor employees understand the policies and procedures found in their company’s safety manual. Our Safety Professionals conduct interviews and cross-reference the Manual and Implementation audits to validate that contractor employees have a full understanding of the work practices necessary to safely perform their jobs.
Integrity Management Review
The Integrity Management (IM) Review is designed to address areas of potential risk at owner/operator sites. The review evaluates contractor competency programs to determine if processes are in place to deploy and maintain competent employees. Areas of concentration include reviewing employee job descriptions, assessment documentation and training plans.
Drug and Alcohol Audit
The D&A Audit is an audit of a company’s Drug & Alcohol program. The D&A Audit reviews the elements called for within company-specific and industry standards, along with verifying and reviewing documentation that testing requirements were met.
PICS has professional auditors with various levels of expertise that focus on meeting your auditing needs.