Dr Hans Brits, Director: Quality Promotion Unit
The Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) External Audit Review audited the Vaal University of Technology’s (VUT) OHS Department in terms of compliance with the OHS Act Tuesday, 20 November 2018.
The audit review panel consisted of three members namely: two external members: Mr Leslie Barend from North West University and Ms Yolanda Bekeur from the University of Pretoria; and internal member Mr Moeketsi Maleke from VUT.
The process consisted of auditing documentation and interviewing safety reps, Library safety committee and 16.2 legal appointees to find out more about what they have been doing for the university in terms of ensuring safety compliance for employees, students and the overall VUT community.
The external monitoring is important as a validation exercise, where the panel goes through VUT’s own documents and validates what was found during the university’s self-evaluation exercise.