Excerpt from automation.com:
Review by external auditors with wide-ranging experience has proven at many sites to provide the best-case outcome of an audit, resulting in findings and best practice recommendations that drive true compliance with right-sized resource needs. In many cases, external auditors can also offer specific methods and techniques for efficient and speedy resolution of concerns identified at sites. Their range of experience enables external auditors to share the general methods proven to drive good PSM and RMP compliance across industry.
Companies with lean or less-experienced workforces or that are unsure where they stand versus industry norms for PSM and RMP compliance may benefit from engaging a firm with experienced auditors. This independence from the site and company has the best probability of a careful assessment with fresh eyes on the relevant critical systems and leads to efficient compliance with the necessary standards. Read full article->>When it Comes to Process Safety Audits, External Auditors Maximize Safety. Here’s How. (automation.com)