Transportation Safety Auditors Knowledge and Skill Requirements

According to ISO 19011 Annex A.2, auditors that intend
to examine transportation safety management systems:

  • Need to have transportation safety management knowledge and skill, and

  • Be able to apply transportation safety management methods, techniques, processes, and practices.

They must have the knowledge and skill needed to examine
transportation safety management systems and to generate
appropriate audit findings and reach valid conclusions.

The following examples illustrate the kind of knowledge and
skill that transportation safety management auditors need
to have. They should:

1. Understand safety management terminology.

2. Understand human behavior and interaction.

2.1. Understand how to analyze "human factors".

3. Understand how humans interact with work environments.

3.1. Understand how humans interact with machines.

3.2. Understand how humans interact with processes.

4. Understand risk assessment and mitigation methods.

5. Understand performance measures and metrics.

6. Understand the "safe system" approach.

7. Understand workplace safety factors.

7.1. Understand potential threats and hazards.

7.2. Understand safety monitoring techniques.

7.3. Understand incident investigation practices.

7.4. Understand accident evaluation methods.

Please note that these are only examples. No attempt has
been made to provide an exhaustive list of transportation safety
management auditor knowledge and skill requirements. You're
free to add your own.

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