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A review of mechanisms an organisation or company has developed to provide increased assurance that its operating units have appropriate systems in place to manage risks.

A review and evaluation by an organisation of its own internal safety/loss control programme, programme plan implementation, and operations under its direct control. It may consist of a management audit, a functional audit or comprehensive audit, which are the internal counterparts of the appraisals by the same names. It also may be a monitored self-audit or an independent audit conduscted by safety disciplines or other specialists, or by technical or managerial peers. [also known as Internal Audit]


  • Glossary of SSDC terms and acronyms, Oct.1984, US DOE 76-45/28 SSDC-28

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