Northern Safety Network Yukon

Safety (Internal ) Auditor Training

Formerly called Internal Auditor Training: This three-day safety auditor training course is designed for those who will be evaluating the effectiveness of their company health and safety program. Program audits are a very cost-effective method of measuring existing management systems. In this program, you will learn how quality audits reduce risk through a systems approach that maintains a focus on accident reduction.

Course Objective: Participants learn the importance of conducting effective health and safety audits.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Health and Safety Management (PHSM) 

Participants must have an understanding of health and safety management systems before enrolling in this program. It is also recommended that Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE) is taken before this course. All auditor candidates should have a working knowledge of field operations and possess strong communication and analytical skills.

Course Content: The participant will discover what role the auditor plays in the health and safety management system along with the following: 

  • Reasons for performing audits and types of audits available

  • How to carry out effective interviews, communicate the findings through a closeout meeting and prepare the Auditor’s Executive Summary report

  • Legislative and Due Diligence requirements

  • How corporate culture affects the health and safety program

  • The NSNY Quality Assurance review

A simulated workshop starts the afternoon of the first day, concludes during day two with a mock audit closeout meeting, and wrap up.


Participants must: 

Successfully meet the course requirements 

Submit a correctly completed audit to the NSNY for review within three months of course completion. 

The NSNY will issue an Internal Auditor Certificate to course participants that meet all the specified requirements.

Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) requires a computer with stable internet access, audio/visual capabilities, and quiet learning space. You will receive an invite by email from the instructor 1-2 days prior to the course. An NSNY staff member will contact you to either arrange for pick up or to have the course materials emailed to you.