International Audit Protocols - Canada: British Columbia (Abridged)

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The Canadian Federal and British Columbian Audit Protocols for environmental, health and safety (EH&S) are organized around seventeen topics, with a separate module devoted to each. Record keeping is included within each module.

These Canadian Federal and British Columbian audit protocols include high level regulatory compliance requirements organized within the topic. Federal and provincial legislation is listed. This abridged protocol is written for the experienced EHS auditor.

Each audit topic module’s checklists, as a series of audit statements with Guide Notes for the auditor to verify compliance, form the body of the protocol and reference the legislation list.

Two unique features, firstly the Audit Quick Check (AQC), allows for recording of audit findings and five different sort options to facilitate reporting from the MS Word® version and secondly, Xcelerator®, STP’s recently released Excel®-based tool, allows auditors to rapidly collect, share, archive and export audit findings in one document, assign compliance scores for each audit question, and generate “at-a-glance” corrective action reports.

The availability of the newly updated International Audit Protocol Consortium (IAPC) EHS audit protocol for British Columbia. Leading companies around the world use IAPC EHS audit protocols to understand the scope of their EHS regulatory obligations and rapidly collect, share, archive, and export audit findings in a cost effective manner. IAPC EHS audit protocols are now prepared by STC in partnership with STP and continue to focus on those national (plus, in some cases, regional or provincial) EHS requirements that have site-specific application for manufacturing operations. As a leading EHS management consulting firm with a global network of experienced EHS teaming partners, STC has in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of local/regional EHS requirements.

STP and STC maintain leading-edge EHS audit protocols for more than 30 jurisdictions. The protocol documents are written in English and are available in MS Word, Adobe Acrobat and Excel formats, as well as through STP’s web-based portal or can be integrated into an existing company platform. Using the protocols’ custom templates and advanced functionality features, auditors can easily track audit findings and manage data over time to improve compliance, risk management and safety performance. In addition, STP’s formatting is compatible with leading risk management and sustainability platform providers.

Highlights of selected legislation covered in the newly updated protocol include:
- "Gas Safety Regulation B.C. Reg. 103/2004, April 1, 2004, last amended: 12 August 2011" was added to this protocol. For more information click here.
- "Power Engineers, Boiler, Pressure Vessel and Refrigeration Safety Regulation B.C. Reg. 104/2004, April 1, 2004, last amended: 9 June 2015" was added to this protocol.
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