A Legal Compliance Audit is an audit conducted on a company to establish the level of compliance of that organisation with regard to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the associated regulations and Local Municipal by-laws.
This audit is conducted over a number of days dependent on the size of an organisation and once the audit is completed a full report is presented to the company outlining the areas that require immediate attention, areas that require attention and areas that are compliant. A grading is then assigned to each department and the organisation as a whole.
The ISO or International Standards Organisation sets forward various guidelines for organisations seeking to gain international recognition. There are many different standards the most common being the ISO 9001 : quality management and the ISO 14001 : environmental management. In addition to the ISO systems there is also the OHSAS 18001 : occupational health and safety management systems that are recognised in Australia, the United Kingdom and most of Africa.